Foundry supports Haiti relief effort, comic creators wanted

London’s The Foundry is running an evening to raise money for earthquake victims in Haiti on 27th January – and comic creators are invited to get involved.

The event is just part of a joint fund raising campaign by the Haitian arts group Ghetto Biennale, which is based in Port-Au-Prince, and the Foundry. A foundry/haiti fund to support the artists community www.atis-rezistans.com in Grand Rue, Port-au Prince has now been set up.

The evening will have entertainment, but funds will be raised by people bringing tables on which to sell their wares to those attending, the money from the sales of which are to be given to the fund. Jonathan, who runs the Foundry, has asked if Britain’s small press community would be able to bring a table and sell some of their items to raise money for charity.

The Alternative Press have done two “Are You Zine Friendly” events there previously, but by chance all of them are out of the country at that time, so they can’t bring a table for people to sell their stuff on.

“So we’re asking if anyone is interested in bringing a table to the Foundry, for use by the small press community,” Peter Lally told downthetubes, “so that they can sell their goodies and give the money to the Haiti fund.

If they can, they should contact me (peterlally@gmail.com) and we’ll put the details up on our “Are You Zine Friendly” Blog so that anyone interested in selling their goods can get the information and contact you to arrange things.”

“So for example, we can put on the blog ‘Johnny from Johnny Zine is bringing a table down to the Foundry, he’ll be there by 6pm, and if you’re coming please email him at: …co.uk‘ etc., etc.”

Pete adds that you should also contact Jonathan of The Foundry to say you’re bringing a table, his contact details are on the Foundry link below.

If you cannot attend but wish to donate some money to their Fund, there is a Paypal button on the Foundry page.

• The event takes place on Wednesday 27th January 6pm – 11pm, The Foundry, 84-86 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3JL (nearest station: Old Street) Web Link: http://www.foundry.tv/haiti/

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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