Sky-Dog Press, Baltimore Comic-Con Exhibitors "Drawing Strength" For Katrina Survivors Raised Over $4000 for Katrina Survivors at Baltimore Comic-Con!
ALSO! Drawing Strength For sale now in the Sky-Dog Online Store! Help raise Money for Habitat For Humanity by purchasing this all-star sketchbook for just $15.00, Shipping Included!
Hurricane Katrina caused unimaginable devastation, destruction and human suffering, and just as with any disaster, unprecedented destruction and suffering calls for an outpouring of generous response. Doing their part to help, many of the talented comics creators appearing at the Baltimore Comic-Con (September 16-17, Baltimore Convention Center) have come together to put together a benefit sketchbook, to be offered for sale in an exclusive limited print run at the show. All proceeds from the book will go to Habitat for Humanity's "Operation Home Delivery," creating low-income housing for Katrina's survivors.
"Baltimore Comic-Con is the first major US comics convention since the Katrina tragedy," said contributor/publisher John Gallagher, "so we, as creators, are really trying to come together to raise funds, awareness, and a feeling of unity in the comics community." The sketchbook idea came from a conversation between Gallagher and his Roboy Red co-creator Rich Faber, as they both expressed a desire to help the Katrina victims. Within minutes, they had the idea, and name a sketchbook, "Drawing Strength." With the help of Baltimore Comic-Con organizer Marc Nathan, Gallagher and Faber contacted almost all the show's guests over the weekend, and the response has been overwhelming, with Brandon Peterson, Greg Horn, Mark McKenna, Jim Calafiore, Mike Manley, Neil Vokes, Marc Hempel, Mark Wheatley, Faber, Gallagher, & The Luna Bros already on board, offering sketches and pin-ups for the project.Full Contributor List
Featuring an emotional color cover by Mike Wieringo!
John K. Snyder III
Joseph Michael Linsner
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