Gail Simone Urges Support of Anti-Bullying Comic Book

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Comics Writer Gail Simone Calls for Support of Anti-Bullying Comic Book;

Deadline is This Friday at 4pm

May 19, 2011 — Gail Simone, a comics writer who’s worked on Wonder Woman, Birds of Prey and Secret Six for DC Comics, recorded a video today urging support of the forthcoming anti-bullying comic book from Northwest Press, a publisher of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender graphic novels and comics. Northwest is raising funds on the website Kickstarter to produce its anti-bullying comic book The Power Within to distribute to youth and teachers’ groups, and its fundraising deadline is this Friday, May 20th at 4:00pm Pacific time.

The project is written by Charles “Zan” Christensen and drawn by Mark Brill, and features bonus material by Simone, as well as Dan Parent (creator of Archie Comics’ first openly gay character, Kevin Keller), Phil Jimenez (Wonder Woman, New X-Men), Greg Rucka (52, Detective Comics featuring Batwoman), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Andy Mangels (Gay Comics) and Donna Barr (The Desert Peach).

For more information about The Power Within, visit the project’s Kickstarter page.

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About Gail Simone:

Gail Simone is a writer who’s worked on the comics series Deadpool, Secret Six, Wonder Woman, and Birds of Prey, and many others. She’s also written for the TV show Justice League Unlimited and plotted the 2009 animated Wonder Woman animated feature. She lives in Oregon.

About Northwest Press:

Northwest Press is a book publisher founded in 2010 dedicated to publishing the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender comics collections and graphic novels. To date, it has released three graphic novels, one comic book, and a variety of minicomics

About Mark Brill:

Mark Brill is a comics illustrator living in Tacoma, Washington. He co-created the erotic thriller The Mark of Aeacus-co-published by Class Comics and Northwest Press-with writer Charles “Zan” Christensen.

About Charles “Zan” Christensen:

Charles “Zan” Christensen is a writer of comics and prose living in Seattle, Washington. He founded the LGBT comics nonprofit Prism Comics in 2003, and is the organization’s current President. He founded Northwest Press in 2010.

About Kickstarter:

Kickstarter is a website that facilitates funding of creative projects through grassroots fundraising. The site is designed with an “all-or-nothing” funding method, where projects must be fully funded or no money changes hands.

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