A week from today would have been Jack Kirby's 96th birthday.
To celebrate, the Hero Initiative has recruited more than 40 artists to "Wake Up and Draw" a birthday card to Jack next Wednesday. The art will be available to view in a gallery at ComicArtFans.com and will later be auctioned off to support the charity, which helps comics creators with financial needs. Meanwhile, the King's granddaughter, Jillian Kirby, has recruited comic book stores around the country to donate some of the proceeds from their sales that day to The Hero Initiative as well.
For Monkeybrain Comics, Thanksgiving is more than just the fourth Thursday of November and an excuse to eat some turkey and watch the Macy's parade. The digital comics imprint - Home to such titles as Bandette, Edison Rex and The October Girl - is taking the entire month of November to give thanks to comics creators who have paved the way before them by donating its profits for the month to the Hero Initiative.Monkeybrain co-founder Chris Roberson explained the decision
Fundraising: Jillian Kirby, the 16-year-old granddaughter of Jack Kirby, announces Kirby4Heroes, a fundraising effort for the Hero Initiative, in honor of The King of Comics' August 28 birthday at Hero Complex.
TV: NBC is developing a live action adaptation of Adam Beechen and Manny Bello's
The comic book community was distressed to learn last week that the late Robert Washington III, best known as for co-writing the original appearances of the pioneering teen superhero Static for Milestone Media and DC Comics, faced the possibility of being buried in an unmarked grave site for indigent New Yorkers -- a consequence of the very dire financial circumstances he found himself in at the time of his death earlier in June. A successful Hero Initiative campaign was mounted to raise funds to give Washington a proper funeral, and he was laid to rest on Monday with his surviving family
Last week saw the passing of Robert L. Washington III, the longtime comic book writer perhaps best known as the co-writer of the original appearances of the Milestone Media/DC Comics character Static, at the age of 47. To make the situation more tragic, Washington's financial situation at the time of his death may mean that his burial won't b
In response to ethical concerns raised about Marvel's much anticipated The Avengers film, which is based on characters co-created by Jack Kirby and other comic book professionals who (or whose estates) will not benefit financially from the hugely popular motion picture, cartoonist Jon Morris offered a thoughtful proposal for conflicted fans who are mindful of the situation but do not wish to boycott
The camaraderie and generosity of comic book professionals is generally evident in virtually all of the community's activities, but never more so than when a fellow creator finds himself in need. Artist Josh Medors has been the focu
Created by Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson, Transmetropolitan took a vivid look into a possible (maybe likely?) future where excess and depravity and technology and convenience converged with paradoxically beautiful and wretched results for humanity and politics, as seen through the eyes of outlaw journalist Spider Jerusalem. The Vertigo series was one of the most idiosyncratic comics on the shelves, and the aestheti
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