Comic Book Industry Begins Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts
Several players in the comic book industry have announced relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Katrina in the American South. DC Comics has issued a preliminary statement stating that they will give their products to affected retailers at no charge, and promises a more comprehensive statement next week. The linked article at Newsarama.com also recalls a similar relief effort after Hurricane Andrew struck Florida in 1992.
Ronin Studios has also announced a benefit comic book, with proceeds going to the local Red Cross. They are actively seeking contributions from anyone willing to donate. Blank Label Comics is hosting a webcomic telethon, scheduled for the week of September 12, which will also benefit the Red Cross.
Finally, Comicon.com’s PULSE News has checked in with a handful of comic book creators living in the Gulf Coast area, including Marc Weidenbaum of Shonen Jump.