This Saturday and Sunday in Chicago there is a new event going down called Heroes Helping Legends
The event, as described on their MySpace page is:
Heroes Helping Legends is a Chicago based event that will gather comic book fans and creators together in order to raise funds and awareness for The Hero Initiative (which recently changed its name from ACTOR)and support their mission of creating a critical safety net for veterans of the comic book industry.
The Hero Initiative is a charity dedicated to helping comic creators who's work inspired and entertained millions, but were never properly compensated for their creations and may now find themselves in need of financial help in times of emergency.
It's a great, great cause and I will down there doing sketches, and recruiting for Graphic Smash and Clickwheel, doing my whole webcomics awareness thing, as well as selling Reckless Life collections, with all proceeds going to the The Hero Initiative. It's a good thing these folks are doing, so please come by, say hello and buy a book or two from me or anyone else there, because we're all chipping in to help those who made us love comics in the first place.
There will be comic creators, dealers, live music and general good times.
Please stop by if you are in the area.
Dates: Saturday, Sept. 16 and Sunday, Sept. 17 (I will only be there Saturday)
Times: Sat. 11am-6pm, Sun. 11am-5pm
Location: Mercury Cafe
1505 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622