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Humble Book Bundle Forbidden Books Supports the CBLDF

In honor of Banned Books Week, Fantagraphics has teamed up with Humble Bundle to offer a collection of controversial comics by some of our most popular artists including Jaime Hernandez, Simon Hanselmann, Matt Furie, Johnny Ryan, R. Crumb and more! When you purchase a bundle, not only do you get great digital comics at an amazing price, you also get to choose what portion of the proceeds will benefit our friends at the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund!

Along with fantastic books from Fantagraphics, there’s also comics from Image and more!

How Does Humble Bundle Work?

  • Pay What You Want— Name your price. Pay more than the average to upgrade your bundle and unlock additional content
  • Read Anytime, Anywhere with DRM-Free downloads to your favorite devices like Kindle, iPad and Nook
  • Support Charity— Choose exactly how your contribution should be divided between the creators and charity

CBLDF is a non-profit organization protecting the freedom to read comics! Their work protects readers, creators, librarians, retailers, publishers, & educators who face the threat of censorship. They monitor legislation & challenge laws that would limit the First Amendment. They create resources that promote understanding of comics & the rights our community is guaranteed. Every day CBLDF publishes news & information about censorship events as they happen. They are partners in the Kids’ Right to Read Project & Banned Books Week. Their expert legal team is available at a moment’s notice to respond to First Amendment emergencies. CBLDF is a lean organization that works hard to protect the rights that our community depends on. Please support their work!

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DC and IDW’s Love is Love Helps Honor Orlando Victims and Raise Money this December

This December, the comic book is coming together to honor the victims of the June 12 shooting a the Pulse nightclub, as well as help raise money for Equality Florida‘s fund for those affected. Being published by DC Comics and IDW Publishing, Love is Love is a 144-page comic book featuring over 100 stories.

Organized by Marc Andreyko, the comic’s one to two-page stories features creators such as Damon Lindelof, Patton Oswalt, Phil Jimenez, Olivier Coipel, Rafael Albuquerque, Pete Woods, Joe Harris and more.

The comic will retail for $9.99.

A Batwoman pinup by Rafael Albuquerque, from the “Love Is Love” comic.

A Batwoman pinup by Rafael Albuquerque, from the “Love Is Love” comic.

 

(via New York Times)

Valiant Teams with Keep A Breast to Raise Awareness and Money

Valiant Entertainment and The Keep A Breast Foundation are teaming up with a new ongoing partnership dedicated to furthering the California-based non-profit’s ongoing mission with new initiatives in educational publishing, fundraising merchandise, convention and exhibitions outreach around the world, and much more.

Valiant’s own leading super-heroine, Faith, who will make her debut as Keep A Breast’s official “comics ambassador” at New York Comic Con 2016. Faith will then subsequently be utilized throughout a number of Keep A Breast promotional endeavors globally in 2016 and beyond. Keep A Breast is a global youth-based breast cancer prevention organization.

Additionally, Valiant and Keep A Breast’s joint mission to promote breast health and cancer prevention across all facets of comics fandom and culture will continue with special fundraising endeavors throughout New York Comic Con 2016. From Thursday, October 6th through Sunday, October 9th, Valiant’s Faith will appear on two limited-edition collectibles, specially produced to benefit Keep A Breast and available exclusively at the publisher’s NYCC booth #1635:

FAITH #3 KEEP A BREAST #CHECKYOURSELFIE VARIANT ($10)

Faith, X-O Manowar, Livewire, Ninjak, and many more of the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroes unite to promote Keep A Breast’s #CHECKYOURSELFIE social media campaign – a hugely successful promotion embodied by placing three fingers to their breast, symbolizing an individual’s monthly commitment to selfcheck.

Artwork by Diego Bernard.

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FAITH/KEEP A BREAST BUTTON BADGE ($1)

Support Keep A Breast one dollar at a time by purchasing a collectible Faith button badge, as Valiant’s leading heroine demonstrates #CHECKYOURSELFIE for the world!

Artwork by Diego Bernard.

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Additionally, Keep A Breast Founder & CCO Shaney jo Darden will appear at the Valiant: Spotlight on Faith panel presentation on Thursday, October 7th at 6:45 pm in Room 1A05 to further detail plans for the newly minted partnership, alongside Faith writer Jody Houser, comics legend Louise Simonson, multiple Harvey Award nominee Rafer Roberts, and Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani.

Future collaborations between Keep A Breast and Valiant will include specially designed Faith comics content promoting breast health and cancer prevention, an array of co-branded Faith/Keep A Breast merchandise, and, most notably, Valiant-sponsored Keep A Breast programming at more than 50 live events and comic book conventions nationwide – furthering Keep A Breast’s noted and longstanding mission to empower young people around the world with breast health education and support.


Over a decade ago, Keep A Breast’s founders, then involved in their own arts organization, rallied to support a friend with breast cancer. They developed an idea to express the female experience of breast cancer by reimagining the traditional canvas as a participatory sculpture. After some experimentation and partnerships with the right people, they developed and tested a technique for capturing the female bust in a plaster. The result was a white cast that was then customized by artists, such as Shepard Fairey, Mike Giant, Dalek and many more. The success of these breast casts as conversation starters, awareness builders and fundraising tools ultimately led them to what is now the non-profit The Keep A Breast Foundation.

Their mission is simple: equip young people with breast health education early on in their lives. They do that by talking to them face-to-face about breast cancer in their own voice and on their own turf. As the latest promotional affiliates dedicated to enabling Keep A Breast’s vital mission, Valiant joins a long list of individuals and organizations past and present that also includes 100% Pure, bareMinerals, Harveys, Pacifica, preen.me, Spy Optics, Stance, and the Vans Warped Tour, as well as musicians Blink 182, Devo, Foo Fighters, Katy Perry, Iggy Pop, Sonic Youth, and dozens more.

IAmElemental’s Courage Battles Childhood Cancer

courage-battle-childhood-cancerIn support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September, IAmElemental, creator of the first female action figures designed specifically for children, is bringing its superheroes to the fight against pediatric cancer. The company’s popular Courage Core Power female action figures – modeled on Joan of Arc and embodying Bravery, Energy, Honesty, Industry, Enthusiasm, Persistence and Fear – are being deployed to comfort and inspire children and their families affected by these devastating diseases.

During September, IAmElemental is conducting a Buy One, Donate One program for every Courage Core Power female action figure purchased in the company’s online store. The company will distribute one figure to a child affected by cancer for each figure purchased. The 6.5″ Core Power female action figure, which retails for $24.99, is a fusion of all Elements in Series 1/Courage.  She features more than 30 points of articulation and includes removable accessories including a helmet, armor, flaming Energy sword and Courage shield.

IAmElemental’s Series 2/Wisdom female action figures, with ancient Alexandrian STEM pioneer Hypatia as the muse, include Creativity, Ingenuity, Curiosity, Logic, Exploration, Mastery and Oblivion and are scheduled to ship in fall 2016.

Richmond Public Library Receives the 2016 SPX Graphic Novel Gift Program

this-book-is-for-you-spxThe Small Press Expo (SPX) has announced that the Richmond Public Library was the 2016 recipient of the Small Press Expo Library Gift Program.

This program, the first of its kind in the United States, is an outright gift of graphic novels to the library as selected by the library’s collections specialists, who selected 65 titles comprising 298 individual books.

There was a formal presentation of the books to Scott Firestine, Director of the Richmond Public Library by Small Press Expo Graphic Novel Gift Program Director Catherine Fraas on Saturday, September 10. The presentation was accompanied by special comics related events at the main library branch in downtown Richmond.

The books were selected by the library’s collection staff from the offerings of publishers Fantagraphics, Top Shelf, Drawn & Quarterly, Adhouse Books, Cartoon Books, and Koyama Press, all of whom support this program.

The artist Lucy Bellwood designed a special bookplate that has been placed in all of the books donated by SPX.

SPX’s Graphic Novel Gift Program is an expansion of the philanthropic and charitable endeavors that are part of its corporate charter, and is in addition to SPX’s annual support to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. The targets of this program are public and academic library systems in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area as selected by the Small Press Expo.

The goals of this program are:

  • to facilitate the availability of graphic novels to readers of all ages utilizing public and school libraries,
  • to promote learning and literacy through the availability of graphic novels at local libraries, and
  • to provide library systems with additional resources by which they can purchase graphic novels and comics.

SPX will be held Saturday, September 17 from 11am-7pm and Sunday, September 18, 12-6pm at the North Bethesda Marriott Convention Center in North Bethesda, Maryland. Admission is $10 for a single day and $15 for both days.

Wizard Word, Michael J. Fox Foundation Team For Charity Auction in Chicago

bttf pinballWizard World, Inc is partnering with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) to auction off a custom-made and autographed Back to the Future 2-in-1 digital pinball and arcade machine, created by VPcabs. The machine will be donated by VPcabs and autographed by cast members Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson. VPcabs will be debuting the 2-in-1 digital pinball and arcade machine, along with its digital pinball machine, at Wizard World Chicago, August 18 – 21.

eBay for Charity will begin the auction for the custom-made and autographed 2-in-1 digital pinball and arcade machine on Saturday, August 20 with 100% of proceeds going to the MJFF. Both the Back to the Future digital pinball machine and the 2-in-1 digital pinball and arcade machine were developed by VPcabs via a licensing agreement with the NBCUniversal Brand Development Group.

The custom-made and autographed Back to the Future 2-in-1 digital pinball and arcade machine features:

  • Original Back to the Future artwork, custom designed to make this machine one-of-a-kind
  • Laser engraved plate autographed by the 3 cast members
  • Limited edition 1 of 1
  • LED buttons, Joystick and trackball
  • Orange Electroluminescent molding
  • Wizard World Logo on the front of the machine

The auction will begin at 11am PST on Saturday, August 20.

Dark Horse’s 30 Years Humble Bundle to Benefit the Hero Initiative

Humble Bundle and Dark Horse Comics have teamed up to launch the Dark Horse Comics 30th Anniversary Bundle today. Starting today, fans of the legendary publisher can pay what they want for over $400 worth of digital comics, all while supporting a great cause.

These comics together usually cost as much as $483. At Humble Bundle, though, customers choose their price! Fans can pay what they want for Adventures into the Unknown Archives Volume 1, Aliens vs. Predator: Thrill of the Hunt, Captain Midnight Volume 1: On the Run, Conan Volume 1: The Frost-Giant’s Daughter and Other Stories, Cravan: Mystery Man of the Twentieth Century, Crime Does Not Pay Archives Volume 1, Cut, Dark Horse Heroes Omnibus Volume 1, Ghost Omnibus Volume 1, X Omnibus Volume 1, Project Black Sky: Secret Files, and SpyBoy Volume 1: The Deadly Gourmet Affair.

Those who pay more than the average price will also unlock The Secret, Two Past Midnight, Usagi Yojimbo: Yokai, The Chronicles of Conan Volume 1: Tower of the Elephant and Other Stories, Skyman Volume 1: The Right Stuff, Mass Effect Volume 1: Redemption, Dark Matter Volume 1: Rebirth, Itty Bitty Mask, SpyBoy Volumes 2–3, and Father’s Day.

Fans who pay $15 or more will receive all of the above, plus Ghost Volume 1: In the Smoke and Din, Ghost/Hellboy Special, Deep Gravity, Empowered Volume 1, Milk and Cheese: Dairy Products Gone Bad, MIND MGMT Volume 1: The Manager, Plants vs. Zombies: Timepocalypse, Predator: Prey to the Heavens, The Massive Volume 1: Black Pacific, The Goon Volume 6: Chinatown, and King Tiger.

On Wednesday, August 17, look for eight additional volumes to join the bundle!

As with all Humble Bundles, customers can choose how their purchase dollars are allocated between the publisher and the charity. The Humble Comics Bundle: Dark Horse 30th Anniversary supports the Hero Initiative, though customers can also choose a favorite organization from a database of over thirty thousand charities.

The Humble Comics Bundle: Dark Horse 30th Anniversary will run from August 10 to August 24 at 11 a.m. Pacific Time.

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Funko’s Pop! Pets! in September

Pop! Pets are joining the Funko family!

In March Funko asked fans to vote on which dog and cat breeds they should include in the first installment of Pop! Pets and they heard you loud and clear!

The first series will include Siberian Husky, German Shepherd, Dachshund, French Bulldog, Labrador Retriever, Beagle, Maine Coon, Calico, and Siamese!

Additionally, you can find Bullseye, the adorable Target mascot, exclusively at Target stores!

As part of the Pop! Pets launch, Funko is proud to support the ASPCA and its mission to save animals’ lives! Funko will make a contribution of $50,000 to help the ASPCA further their mission to help animals in-need!

Adopt a Pop! Pet this September!

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Humble Bundle and Archie Comics Celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog’s 25th Anniversary

sonic humble bundleIn celebration of Sonic the Hedgehog’s 25th Anniversary, Humble Bundle and Archie Comics are offering up a big digital collection of Sonic the Hedgehog comics! The Humble Comics Bundle: Sonic the Hedgehog features hundreds of pages of action-packed excitement from the longest-running video game comic book in history.

Customers can pay $1 or more for Sonic Universe Vol. 6: Treasure Team Tango, Sonic the Hedgehog #264-272 & #276-279, Sonic Universe #45 & #55-58, and Sonic Boom #1-4.

Those who pay more than the average price also receive Sonic the Hedgehog #260-263, Sonic Universe #59-74 & #83-86, Sonic Boom #5-7, and a bonus title to be revealed on Wednesday, June 29!

Customers can pay $15 or more to receive all of the above, plus Sonic the Hedgehog #226-229, #252-259, #280-283, Sonic Universe #18-20, #75, #79-82, and Sonic Super Digest #13-16.

A free sampler of Sonic comics is also available, and includes Sonic the Hedgehog Vol. 1: Countdown to Chaos, Sonic Select Vol. 9: The Games, and Sonic the Hedgehog Vol. 2: The Chase.

These comics usually cost as much as $291. At Humble Bundle, though, customers choose their price!

As with all Humble Bundles, customers can choose how their purchase dollars are allocated, between the publisher and charity. The Humble Comics Bundle: Sonic the Hedgehog supports The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and customers can also choose a favorite charity from our database of over 30,000 charities.

The Humble Comics Bundle: Sonic the Hedgehog runs from Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 11 a.m. Pacific time until Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 11 a.m. Pacific time.

Kidrobot to Donate Proceeds of Pride Labbits to OneOrlando

Like most of the world, Kidrobot is shocked and saddened to learn about the recent tragedy at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Their thoughts are with the victims, their families and the entire LGBT community. They feel it is imperative to do their part to show their support in light of this terrible event. From now through the end of July, all proceeds from Kidrobot’s Labbit Pride Packs will be donated to the OneOrlando Fund. The Labbit Pride Packs are currently available for purchase at Kidrobot.com.

The purpose of the OneOrlando Fund is to provide a way to help respond to the needs of the Orlando community after the effects of the Pulse tragedy. You can learn more about the fund on the OneOrlando website.

As a company that celebrates diversity and acceptance, Kidrobot feels it is necessary to lend their support in this devastating time. They are heartbroken by this tragedy and hope their support will help the community affected.

Kidrobot to Donate Proceeds of Pride Labbits to OneOrlando

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