Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that aids comic creators in medical and financial need, is breezing into the windy of Chicago to attend the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, also known as C2E2, located at South Building at McCormick Place, April 24th-26th.
Hero will host great talent at our booth, #1459, including Cully Hamner (Green Lantern), Gordon Purcell (Star Trek), and Jim Brozman (Dick Tracy). Bring your books and a grab sketch! Don’t miss out!
And the Battlepug party is ON! Make sure to make the scene on Saturday night, April 25, as Aw Yeah Comicsand Arcade Brewery roll out the new Battlepug beer at 9 p.m. in the Grant Park room at the Hyatt connected to the convention center. Battlepug creator Mike Norton will be on hand, along with Mark Waid (Daredevil), Christy Blanch (The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood), and many more creators! A DJ spins, a cash bar is available, and a live art jam to benefit Hero Initiative will take place. Not to be missed!
And Hero encourages fans to seek out the many creative ambassadors on the show floor asking for donations to Hero Initiative for their signatures. Please drop by on Hilary Barta, Jenny Frison, Bryan JL Glass, Gene Ha, Gabriel Hardman, Phil Hester, Jonathan Hickman, Kyle Higgins, Jason Latour, Jay Leisten, Gordon Purcell, Rick Remender, Tim Seeley, Ryan Stegman, Ben Templesmith, Mark Waid, Bill Willingham, Chip Zdarsky, and Chrissie Zullo.
Hero’s booth schedule at booth #1459 is as follows:
Friday, April 24:
200-330: Gordon Purcell
Saturday, April 25:
100-200: Cully Hamner
Sunday, April 26:
1100-1200: Jim Brozman
200-400: Jim Brozman
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 $700,000 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.