SDCC ’13: ComiXology Teams Up With The Hero Initiative And Brings Along Thomas Jane, Kevin Eastman, And More
If you’re going to be at Comic-Con this week, you might want to check out ComiXology’s big event to help The Hero Initiative. The Blank Page Project will be a two hour long event where top comic creators work together to fill a 12′ x 8′ page with art. The gigantic page will be auctioned off later with all the money going to the charity that helps comic book creators in need. You can read the full press releases below, but Thomas Jane, Kevin Eastman, and Dave Gibbons are only a few of the big names that will take part in the event.
TOP COMIC BOOK ARTISTS TO CREATE 12’x8’ COMIC BOOK PAGE TO BENEFIT COMIC CREATORS IN NEED
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Co-founder and CEO of world’s leading digital comics platform available for commentary throughout Comic-Con
San Diego, July 16, 2013 — ComiXology, the leading global digital comics platform, is joining with The Hero Initiative to host “The Blank Page Project,” a two-hour event where some of today’s top comic creators will fill a gigantic 12’ x 8’ page with a live comic book art creative collaboration. The page will be auctioned off at a later date, with proceeds benefiting The Hero Initiative, a charity that helps creators in need. Actor/comic writer Thomas Jane and Dave Gibbons and John Higgins from “Watchmen” are among participating artists who are confirmed.
ComiXology CEO and co-founder David Steinberger will be in attendance and is available for interviews during Comic-Con International 2013. A passionate entrepreneur with a deep love for comics, Steinberger’s mobile reading technology was hailed by Wired magazine as mobile “comics done right,” and comiXology has become a revolutionary force in comics, chosen by all major publishers for digital sales online, as well as on iOS, Android, Kindle Fire and Windows 8 mobile platforms. He can address topics spanning the transition from print to digital comics, the rising popularity of comics in sales and culture, the summer’s red-hot, comics-fueled movie season — and just about anything else relating to the rising influence of comics in pop culture and beyond.
Visit comiXology’s booth #2547 on the Comic-Con show floor to learn more about comiXology’s buy once, read anywhere digital comics platform.
ComiXology/The Hero Initiative
Thursday, July 18th from 5pm to 7pm
Vela restaurant (located at the back of the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel. Event is outside facing the water.)
Among those confirmed to attend are actor and comic writer Thomas Jane, Dave Gibbons and John Higgins from Watchmen, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman.