SPRIT OF HOPE CHARITY COMIC SIGNING



On Saturday July 23rd 2011,FORBIDDEN PLANET was delighted to host one of our trademark multi-author signings at the megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London.

Alan Cowsill, Eva Perkins, Grant Perkins, David Leach, G M Jordan, Kev Hopgood, Jessica S Kemp, Si Spencer, Tim Pilcher, Jason Atomic, Jasper Bark, Jon Haward, Peter Hogan, Gary Gilbert, Dan Rachael, Martin Eden, Martyn Pick, Natalie Abadzis and many more all visited for this special charity event.

The British comics community came together to help raise funds for disaster victims of New Zealand and Japan’s earthquakes and tsunami with a stunning new graphic novel anthology, Spirit of Hope.

Comic Book Alliance Chair Tim Pilcher, said, ‘When the earthquake hit Japan on the afternoon of 11 March 2011 the CBA, like the rest of the world, was stunned. Overwhelmed by the sheer enormity of the disaster we felt impotent to do anything. But standing idly by was simply not an option. So we did what comics people do best, we put a call out to the artistic community and asked for a strip, pin-up or anything that encapsulated that devastating situation for them.’

Over 85 writers, artists, colourists, letterers and editors from across the globe all donated their time and work free of charge, to produce a powerful statement, all within an incredible two and a half weeks after the Japanese tsunami hit. Consequently, the stories have a raw emotiveness and impact that can only come from such immediacy.



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