A few weeks ago, we were ragging on Tokyopop CEO Stu Levy for insensitive tweeting, and business mistakes, but now he’s in Sendai, helping with relief efforts, tweeting about it:
Visited one of the shelters tonite. No power, just a few straw candles. 2 days ago each child had only one potato chip to eat….Sleeping in truck’s cab tonite. Under a cracked highway, trying to keep supplies protected from the rain. 7:30 AM delivery to the shelter…Lean On Me plays on the radio as the snow falls down here in Sendai. Too many people dead. Too many people homeless.
Give the guy a hand for doing the right thing here. [Via ICv2]
A lot of other comics relief/fund raising efforts are underway. A BREIF sampling — please add more in the comments.
— The Daily Cross Hatch has a fund raiser underway.
— WeHeartJapan is a big fund raiser to be held Thursday 3/17 at Meltdown:
We invite you to support Japan this Thursday, March 17, at our charity event WeHeartJapan. Join voice actors and artists as we come together to give back to the country that has given us so much. There will be an art auction, as well as signings from your favorite anime celebrities. The event is 8p-11p at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood. Hope to see you there!
More info in the link.