As promised in my last blog, here's the details on the internets hottest anthology.
Spirit of Hope is an anthology of donated art from over 90 of the top international creators in the comic book industry.
The brain child of the Comic Book Alliance it is hoped that with all proceeds being donated to support the survivors of the Tsunami and Earth quakes in Japan and New Zealand we can raise over £30,000.
Creators on this project include Alan Cowsill, Jimmy Broxton, Mike Allred, Natalie Abadzis, Nick Abadzis, Adrian Bamforth, Jasper Bark, Donna Barr, Jordie Bellaire, Paul H Birch, Bolt-01, Dan Boultwood, Mark Buckingham, Jim Campbell, Richmond Clements, Jason Cobley, Simon Coleby, Mike Collins, Martin Conaghan, Gary Crutchley, Glenn Dakin, Al Davison, Brandon DeStefano, Benjamin Dickson, Martin Eden, Mats Engesten, Gary Erskine, Al Ewing, Glenn B Flemming, Emma Flint, Henry Flint, Leigh Gallagher, Matt Gibbs, Gary Gilbert, Alan Grant, Jon Haward, Peter Hogan, Kev Hopgood, Graeme Howard, Inko, Rich Johnston, Ant Jones, GM Jordan, Jessica Kemp, David Leach, Tony Lee, Nigel Lowrey, Ciaran Lucas, Paul McLaren, Gary Spencer Millidge, Michiru Morikawa, Alex Moore, Leonie O’Moore, Michiru Morkawa, Eva Perkins, Grant Perkins, Martyn Pick, Maria Pickering, David Pugh, James Reekie, Regan, Neil Roberts, Darick Roberston, John Robbins, John Ross, Declan Shalvey, Liam Sharp, Akiko Shimojima, Si Spencer, Vicky Stonebridge, Lew Stringer, Steve Tanner, Archie Templar, S Thompson, Geoffrey D. Wessel, Chris Western, Andrew Wildman, WJC, Ant Williams, Rob Williams, Sean Michael Wilson and Yel Zamor.
Below is a page written by Ant Jones and coloured by Eva Perkins. Drawn by yours truly.
Now that's only page one of our story, so if you want page 2 you know what you'll have to do.
Copies of the book can be ordered in advance and will be £14.99 + £3.00 p&p. Anyone ordering should state their preference of cover, both are available to be seen on the CBA website or Facebook page. Advance orders will be sent out and will include 3 small limited edition prints of the covers and an extra picture. The address is: The Comic Book Alliance, PO Box 165, Marple, Cheshire SK6 7BL. Cheques & Postal Orders should be made out to 'The Comic Book Alliance'
So please, order this book. With such a mammoth list of talent in this book there is something in here for everyone. I've seen the advanced copy of this and it rocked my socks clear off.
This anthology from start to finish took a little over two weeks to put together and a handful of days over three months to see print. For what this project is, for all the talent and organising involed, that is an amazing feat in itself. This books makes history and (quite possibly) breaks records.
Support Comics. Support the CBA. Most importantly though, Support Japan.