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Creators4Comics Raises Over $430,000 to Help Comic Stores

Creators 4 Comics

The comic community rallied around stores raising over $430,000 with proceeds going to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (BINC).

The auction took place on Twitter under the hashtag #Creators4Comics and saw over 100 contributors participate and offer experiences, art, comic collections, and more.

BINC has expanded its mission to help book stores and comic stores during these times. BINC’s assistance varies depending on the needs of retailers. BINC is focused on helping with expenses such as medical or personal household under the following circumstances:

  • If a bookstore employee contracts an illness and cannot go to work.
  • If a member of a bookseller’s household contracts an illness and the employee is forced to quarantine themselves to prevent further spread of the virus.
  • If a bookseller loses more than 50% of their scheduled work hours because residents are told not to go to work.
  • If a bookseller loses more than 50% of their scheduled work hours due to a mandatory quarantine.

You can donate directly to the charity to help stores and employees in need.

Combined efforts of donations by publishers, this auction, and more have raised well over $1 million help comic shops.

(via New York Times)

The Creators 4 Comics Auction has Begun!

A group of over 120 comic creators are launching an effort to raise money to help benefit comic shops. Creators4Comics was organized by Sam HumphriesBrian Michael BendisKami GarciaGwenda Bond, and Phil Jimenez.

Beginning April 15 and running through April 20 head to Twitter to follow the hashtag #Creators4Comics and join in on the auction. Comic Books, artwork, and one-of-a-kind experiences are all on the block. Money raised will benefit the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (BINC).

The auction is simple:

  • Creators will run their own auctions tweeting the item to be bid on with #Creators4Comics
  • You can scroll items being auctioned on Twitter and reply to the individual item placing your bid.
  • The winning bid then donates to BINC and shows their donation receipt to the auctioneer to claim the item

Check out the running Twitter feed below and start bidding (we already have)!

Comic Creators are Coming together for a Twitter Charity Auction to Benefit Comic Shops

Creators 4 Comics

A group of over 120 comic creators are launching an effort to raise money to help benefit comic shops. Creators4Comics was organized by Sam Humphries, Brian Michael Bendis, Kami Garcia, Gwenda Bond, and Phil Jimenez.

Beginning April 15 and running through April 20 head to Twitter to follow the hashtag #Creators4Comics and join in on the auction. Comic Books, artwork, and one-of-a-kind experiences are all on the block. Money raised will benefit the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (BINC).

Creators named as participating in #Creators4Comics include Kelly Sue DeConnick, Marv Wolfman, Geoff Johns, Joe Hill, Scott Snyder, Shannon Hale, Tom King, Gene Luen Yang, Danielle Paige, Jason Aaron, Mark Guggenheim, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Gabriel Picolo, Gail Simone, Brad Meltzer, Ryan North, Paul Levitz, Jeff Lemire, David Mack, Greg Rucka, G. Willow Wilson, James Tynion IV, Cassandra Clare, Mariko Tamaki, David Pepose, and many more.

If you’d like to join the effort or learn more, you can do so at the effort’s website.

The auction is simple:

  • Creators will run their own auctions tweeting the item to be bid on with #Creators4Comics
  • You can scroll items being auctioned on Twitter and reply to the individual item placing your bid.
  • The winning bid then donates to BINC and shows their donation receipt to the auctioneer to claim the item

Numerous creators have turned to auctions to help shops. Jim Lee and Rob Liefeld have held a number of auctions raising $10s of thousands and will likely raise well into the six figures when the effort is done. Lee is also auctioning items to raise money for BINC while Liefeld’s benefits specific comic shops.

Stores looking for help can go to the BINC website for more information about their relief efforts.