Hero Initiative Booth Schedule for NYCC 2011

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Hero Initiative announces its signing schedule for New York Comic Con with appearances by Tim Sale, Walt Simonson, Steve Dillon, Tom Raney, and many more!

A quick note for you autograph collectors out there—and we know you’re out there! Convention appearances by Ralph Reese, Chris Ivy or Robert Washington are exceedingly rare! So this is an outstanding opportunity to crack out those old back issues and get them signed.

And over at The Artist’s Choice in Artist Alley at the con, a whole DIFFERENT bountiful bevy of creators will sign autographs for Hero. Please check them out as well.

And we also STRONGLY encourage you to hit Hero’s panel on Friday morning. Full details below!

Friday, Oct. 14
11 AM-12 noon
Room 1A02

HERO INITIATIVE: WE CHANGE LIVES

Find out all about the Hero Initiative, the only federally chartered charity dedicated to helping comic creators in medical or financial need. Hero has paid back rent when creators are literally 24 hours from eviction, paid to keep the heat on in the winter, and covered the cost of crucial medication and treatment that frequently meant the difference between life and death.

Hero Initiative President Jim McLauchlin is joined by Hero beneficiaries Ralph Reese (House of Secrets), Chris Ivy (Moon Knight), and Robert Washington (Static), who will tell their own personal stories about how Hero has changed THEIR lives…for the better.

Hero Initiative Schedule at Dragon*Con 2011

August 29, 2011 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Georgia, Top Stories

Press Release:

Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that raises money for comic creators in need, is proud to announce its attendance at Dragon*Con over labor day weekend, September 2nd through 5th in Atlanta, Georgia. Hero will be located at Booth #BT23.

Hero’s special guests include world-renown artists Steve Dillon and George Pérez. Dillon is the artist of the critically acclaimed Preacher and Wolverine: Origin. Pérez, the longtime artist of New Teen Titans and Avengers, is also writing the relaunched Superman for DC Comics, which starts in September. Both have generously committed their time to raise money for Hero Initiative at Dragon*Con, so stop by booth BT23 and be the lucky recipient of a sketch or signature while contributing to a wonderful cause.

Captain America writer/artist Karl Kesel will also be at the Hero booth on Sunday. While you are getting a coveted sketch ask our helpful volunteers about becoming a Hero Initiative member! Do It!

Schedule is as follows:

FRIDAY, SEP. 2 (con hours 1-8)

130-330: Steve Dillon
330-530: George Pérez
530-730: Steve Dillon

SATURDAY, SEP. 3 (con hours 10-8)

1030-1230: George Pérez and Roz Friday
1230-230: Steve Dillon
430-630: Steve Dillon

SUNDAY, SEP. 4 (con hours 10-8)

1030-1230: Steve Dillon
1230-230: Karl Kesel
230-430: George Pérez
430-630: Steve Dillon
630-800: George Pérez

MONDAY, SEP. 5 (con hours 10-4)

1030-1230: Steve Dillon
1230-230: George Pérez

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero 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.

NYC – Hero Initiative Benefit

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Steve Dillon visits New York City’s Forbidden Planet on behalf of Hero Initiative
 
British artist Steve Dillon, well- known for his work on Preacher, Punisher, and Wolverine: Origins, visits Forbidden Planet in New York City on June 8th to benefit Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization helping comic creators in need.
 
The event takes place:
Tuesday, June 8, 5 p.m.
Forbidden Planet New York
840 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
212-473-1576
 
Dillon will sign, sketch and have original art for sale, all to benefit Hero Initiative. Admission to the event is $20, payable at Forbidden Planet. Attendees can bring five of their own items to be signed. Dillon will also draw five-minute sketches at $25, one per customer, so get in line early! In addition, the artist will bring 10 pieces of original Punisher and Wolverine art that will be raffled off. Only 10 tickets will be sold at $100 each, so each of 10 winners is guaranteed to walk away with an original Steve Dillon masterpiece. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to meet Steve himself and own an amazing piece of art, all the while supporting Hero Initiative, an amazing cause in the comic industry!
 
“I’m always happy to do signing events for Hero Initiative as I really believe in the cause. It should be a great time for everyone, so please come out.” said Dillon.
 
“Forbidden Planet is very proud to be hosting Steve—one of our favorite artists—in service of The Hero Initiative,” said Forbidden Planet. “The Initiative is one of the most noble and worthy causes we can think of, and this should be a really fun night. Refreshments will be served and Steve’s fantastic. We can’t wait!” 
 
About The Hero Initiative:
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero 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 $400,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit their website or call 626-676-6354.

NYC – Hero Initiative Benefit

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Steve Dillon signs and sketches at Jim Hanley's Universe.

Steve Dillon signs and sketches at Jim Hanley's Universe.

Win Original Steve Dillon Art While Helping a Good Cause EXCLUSIVELY at Jim Hanley’s Universe!

Jim Hanley’s Universe, The Hero Initiative, and Steve Dillon present the charity event of the Summer!

The details are in for the Steve Dillon Hero Initiative signing going down from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Wednesday, June 24, and do we have a treat in store for you!

This signing benefits the great folks at the Hero Initiative, the only charity for helping comic creators in need. (For more on the Hero Initiative, go to www.heroinitiative.org)

Beginning NOW when you come to our Manhattan location you can buy a raffle ticket to win ORIGINAL STEVE DILLON ART! Steve is generously donating original pages from some of his recent work to this great cause, and you can win one with the purchase of a raffle ticket for only $5.oo! The more tickets you buy, the better your chances are! There is no limit to the amount of raffle tickets you can buy; winners must be present during the drawing (held during the signing) to win prizes. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win some original art from one of the most significant artists working in comics today, all while helping The Hero Initiative!

Oh, but we are not done! For a suggested minimum donation of ONLY $15 you can get an original head-sketch by Steve! Again, all proceeds go to The Hero Initiative, the only charity for helping out creators in need.

So come down to JHU’s Manhattan location to buy your tickets for your chance to win original Steve Dillon art, with all the festivities starting at 6:00pm on June 24, only at Jim Hanley’s Universe – Where Art and Literature Meet.

Location: Jim Hanley’s Universe, 4 West 33rd St., New York, NY 10001

Website: http://www.JHUniverse.com

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Hero Initiative and Steve Dillon at WW Philadelphia

June 12, 2009 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Pennsylvania

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Press Release:

Punisher Variant Cover

Punisher Variant Cover

Hero Initiative and Special Guest British Artist Steve Dillon to appear at Wizard World Philadelphia

Los Angeles, Calif. (June 12, 2009) for Immediate Release: Hero initiative is proud to announce it’s attendance at Wizard world Philadelphia, June 19-21 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center with special guest Steve Dillon from London, England. Dillon, the artist of critically acclaimed Preacher and Wolverine: Origins, has generously committed his time to raise money for Hero Initiative at Wizard World, so stop by booth (532/631) and be the lucky recipient of a sketch or signature while contributing to a wonderful cause.

In addition, ask our helpful volunteers about becoming a Hero Initiative member! All new members who sign up on site will get a FREE Punisher #1 Hero Initiative/Atomic variant!

Schedule is as follows:

FRI., JUNE 19 (HOURS 12-7)
100-200: Tom Raney
200-330: Steve Dillon
500-630: Steve Dillon

SAT., JUNE 20 (HOURS 10-7)
1230-130: Greg Pak + Fred Van Lente
130-230: Steve Dillon
330-430: Jimmy Palmiotti
430-630: Steve Dillon

SUN., JUNE 21 (HOURS 11-5)
130-400: Steve Dillon


About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero 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 $400,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.