British Comic Creators support fundraising for Haiti Earthquake victims

Comic creators across the globe are already coming up with ideas to help raise money for the Haiti Earthquake disaster – if you’re a British creator or retailer who’s doing something, let us know and we’ll try and plug it here as soon as we can.

Please include your name, address and telephone number in any such correspondence – sadly, we gather there are already people out there scamming people who genuinely want to help.

The comics medium already helps Haiti: comics have been used, for example, to help combat illiteracy.

The Marvel Database lists eight characters from Haiti: maybe they’ll spend donate money…

The Disasters Emergency Committee Haiti Earthquake Appeal is to launch with the support of major UK broadcasters including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Al-Jazeera.

The money raised will support the efforts of the DEC’s members which are the major UK aid agencies.

They expect the appeal to be broadcast on Friday but donation lines and the website are already open for donations.

The donation line is 0370 60 60 900 and website is dec.org.uk

Donation Points

• UK Disasters Emergency Committee: dec.org.uk
The Disasters Emergency Committee brings together the leading UK aid agencies to raise money at times of humanitarian crisis in poorer countries

• UK Disaster Emergency Appeal on Twitter: http://twitter.com/decappeal
• UK Disaster Emergency Appeal on Facebook

List of other donation points on the BBC web site

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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