The ZOOP crowdfunding platform is launching Comics for Ukraine: Sunflower Seeds anthology, that includes prime comedian e book creators, to lift cash to help reduction efforts within the worn nation. Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, marking a significant escalation within the battle. All proceeds from the Comics for Ukraine marketing campaign shall be donated to refugees.
Comics for Ukraine: Sunflower Seeds
On April 18th, 2022, ZOOP introduced that greater than three dozen comic-book writers, artists, colorists, letterers, designers, and editors are contributing to a assortment of all-new comic-book tales to lift cash to assist refugees in Ukraine. Comics for Ukraine: Sunflower Seeds is a profit anthology edited by Particular Tasks Editor at IDW, Scott Dunbier (who has also been looking for Ukrainian artists), with all proceeds going to Operation USA. The e book shall be full-color, 96 pages, 8 x 12 inches, and it is going to be out there in each hardcover and softcover editions.
“Like everybody, I’ve been sickened by the atrocities perpetrated on the Ukrainian individuals for almost two months,” mentioned Dunbier, editor, “and I needed to do one thing, something, to attempt to assist. The comic-book group is filled with good and caring individuals who have stepped as much as say, ‘I stand with Ukraine,’ and to contribute to this e book.”
From the official press the discharge, the anthology will embody:
Comics for Ukraine: Sunflower Seeds options an unbelievable roster of comics expertise united underneath the mission of offering reduction to the war-torn Ukraine, which has suffered assaults from neighboring Russia since late February. There shall be a number of variations out there, a hardcover with a painted cowl by Alex Ross, and softcover variations by Arthur Adams, Dave Johnson, and Invoice Sienkiewicz. At press time, tales shall be created by a digital who’s who of writers and artists, together with Brent Anderson, Sergio Aragones, June Brigman, Kurt Busiek, Howard Chaykin, Joshua Dysart, Mark Evanier, Emil Ferris, Dave Gibbons, Rob Guillory, John Layman, Gabriel Rodriguez, Stan Sakai, Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson, Chris Sprouse, Jill Thompson, Matt Wagner, Mark Waid, and extra. For a full listing of creators, together with colorists, letterers, and designers, please go to the marketing campaign web page.
All the proceeds from the ZOOP crowdfunding marketing campaign for Comics for Ukraine: Sunflower Seeds will go to Operation USA’s Supporting Displaced Ukrainians efforts. In line with the press launch:
Except for laborious prices (printing, credit-card charges, advertising and marketing, and so on.) all the funds raised by Comics for Ukraine: Sunflower Seeds will profit the reduction efforts in Ukraine in partnership with Operation USA: https://www.opusa.org/developing-supporting-ukrainians/
“We at OpUSA are so grateful for the help of Mr. Dunbier and all artists and writers concerned with this undertaking,” says Mary Dolan, Director of Communications. “Operation USA is solely privately funded, so initiatives similar to Comics for Ukraine: Sunflower Seeds play a significant function in constructing our capability to supply vital reduction the place wanted most. Proceeds from this undertaking could have a direct impression on the lives of these deeply affected by the continuing battle—bettering situations for Ukrainian refugees in Poland and different close by international locations by way of the supply of emergency grants and in-kind materials support. We thank all these concerned on this significant undertaking.”
Operation USA helps well being and education schemes to assist kids and households at dwelling and overseas recuperate and thrive within the wake of disasters, illness, violence and endemic poverty. Every single day, we try to satisfy the wants of under-served and missed populations in order that future generations might have the instruments they should create significant change in their very own communities and lives. Working with companions world wide, we empower communities to recuperate, construct resiliency and thrive within the face of pervasive obstacles throughout a time of unprecedented international want. Since 1979, OpUSA has delivered $450 million in support to 101 international locations. Be taught extra at opusa.org.
“We’re proud to be partnering with Scott Dunbier once more for an additional necessary undertaking. It’s our strategy to do our half to help the individuals of Ukraine. The comics group comes collectively in occasions of want, and we’re imploring them to come back collectively once more for this worthy trigger,” mentioned ZOOP CEO and Co-founder Jordan Plosky.
To contribute to those efforts and preorder your copy of Comics for Ukraine: Sunflower Seeds, please go to https://zoop.gg/c/comicsforukraine as we speak! For extra info on the work of Operation USA, go to give.opusa.org.
Be taught extra by watching the ZOOP marketing campaign video under:
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