Hero Initiative has Exclusives and Events in Chicago at C2E2

Special Guest Tom Raney, Drink & Draw event, and exclusive book! Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that aids comic book creators in medical or financial need, breezes into Chicago for […]

Special Guest Tom Raney, Drink & Draw event, and exclusive book!

Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that aids comic book creators in medical or financial need, breezes into Chicago for the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, also known as C2E2, located at McCormick Place February 29-March 1.
 
Artist Tom Raney (Ultimate X-Men, Outsiders, Stormwatch) will be Hero’s EXCLUSIVE guest all weekend at the Hero booth, #529. Check him out!
 
And before the con even starts, head to C2E2 Drink & Draw Thursday March 27 at 8 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel bar! Mingle with fans, meet creators, and take home a one-of-a-kind drawing! Attendees who pay $25 to aid The Hero Initiative will receive a blank Hero Initiative drink coaster perfect for sketching! Fans will be randomly assigned an artist from participating creators Art Baltazar, Michael Cho, Sean Forney, Sanford Greene, Gene Ha, Scott Koblish, Aaron Lopresti, Mike Perkins, Tom Raney, Tim Seeley, Jill Thompson, Thom Zahler. Bring the coaster to your artist and they’ll create a unique drawing just for you!
 
On Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-12 noon, catch the world premiere of A Little Help From Our Friends vol. 3, a 100-page jam-project spectacular limited to just 100 copies (!) at $20 each. More than a DOZEN creators of the book including Hilary Barta, Jim Engel, Ian Satiekis, John Schaefer and Disney Imagineer Topper Helmers will be on-hand for a special signing! Don’t miss out!
 
And as always Hero Initiative’s creative ambassadors are on the floor collecting for Hero at their own tables. Please swing by and say “hi” to Hilary Barta, Michael Cho, Amanda Conner, Katie Cook, Sean Forney, Sanford Greene, Gene Ha, Scott Koblish, David Nakayama, Mike Norton, Jimmy Palmiotti, Mike Perkins, Tim Seeley, Ryan Stegman, James Tynion IV, Thom Zahler, and Chrissie Zullo.

About The Hero Initiative
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book artists and craftsmen 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 $1,000,000 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.

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