ComiXology’s Meet Your Makers summer extravaganza continues with “The Blank Page Project” charity event. The Hero Initiative partners with comiXology and creators Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner to host this fully catered 2-hour charity event where all fans are invited to watch creators fill “The Blank Page” – a 12 foot by 8 foot gigantic comic page that will auctioned off at a later date with proceeds going towards The Hero Initiative – a charity that helps creators in need.
“The Blank Page Project” charity event is open to all fans and creators. The event will take place on Thursday, July 18th from 5pm to 7pm during Comic-Con International ’13 outside the Vela restaurant, which is located at the back of the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, a quick walk from the San Diego Convention Center.
“We all know that without creators all we would have is a blank page and comiXology is proud to co-host this charity event with the Hero Initiative, Jimmy and Amanda” said comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “This is a great opportunity for comiXology fans to ‘meet their makers’ – and for us to have an opportunity to showcase the great work of creators at a relaxed event that’s all for a good cause – The Hero Initiative.”
“The Hero Initiative has been committed to helping creators in need for the past thirteen years. We’re excited to partner with comiXology for ‘The Blank Page Project’ to bring creators and fans together to help creators in need,” said Jim McLauchlin, president of The Hero Initiative. “Auctioning off a 12-by-8 foot gigantic comic book page that has art and signatures from top comic creators across the industry will undoubtedly help us raise more money for the good work The Hero Initiative does.”
“We’re excited to host ‘The Blank Page Project’ charity event put on by comiXology and The Hero Initiative, “ said noted creators Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner. “We can’t wait to meet all the fans while we are having fun filling up this gigantic canvas that we’ll be auctioning off to help creators.”
“The Blank Page Project” and comiXology’s partnership with The Hero Initiative to raise money for comic creators in need is just one part of comiXology’s summer long Meet Your Makers event celebrating comic creators and the creation of comics.
As part of their commitment to creators, this past March comiXology debuted comiXology Submit, an easy to use self-publishing portal that enables independent comic book creators to reach comiXology’s global audience of comic fans.
Stay tuned for more Meet Your Makers announcements.
Founded in 2007, comiXology has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View™ reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become one of iTunes top 10 grossing iPad apps in both 2011 and 2012. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from the top 75 publishers, and including independent creators as well, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. A privately held company, comiXology is based in New York City. For more information visit www.comixology.com.
About The Hero Initiative
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.
Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comics’ veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.