US publisher Image Comics has announced the forthcoming Where We Live anthology curated by JH Williams III, Wendy Wright-Williams, Scott Allie, Dave Stewart, and Image Comics’ Publisher, Eric Stephenson.
Due for release in June 2018, proceeds for the anthology will be donated to an existing GoFundMe for the survivors in Vegas, to be announced.
Details for submissions will be forthcoming.
“On 1st October 2017, Las Vegas, Nevada suffered the worst mass shooting in modern American history, resulting in 58 deaths and over 500 injured. It broke my heart. Las Vegas is my home,” said Williams. “I felt like something needed to be done to help in a unique way.
“A week passed before the shock cleared enough to decide I wanted to help create a benefit book project for the survivors, along with oversight from Eric Stephenson, Scott Allie, Dave Stewart, and Wendy Wright-Williams. I’m thankful for them and Image Comics offering so quickly to do this.
“With this book, titled Where We Live, our hope is to not only help those in need after this tragic event, but to also somehow start a real conversation on avenues for preventing this sort of violence from happening again in the future. We ask that you join us in this effort. More details will be forthcoming soon.”
The Where We Live: Las Vegas Shooting Benefit Anthology will include a variety of perspectives with key themes exploring: value of a compassionate society, need for communication/conversations, mental health stigmatisation, access to healthcare, gun violence, common sense gun control in the United States, the history of the Second Amendment of the US constitution and why it’s important to US gun owners, tge role of the national Rifle Association in national and local US politics, balance of safety and privacy/freedoms, aftermath of tragedy and how individuals and communities persevere, role of the media in tragedies, ongoing need for survivor support, and appreciation of Las Vegas as a community.
Where We Live: Las Vegas Shooting Benefit Anthology
Published by: Image Comitcs
Written by: Various
Illustrated by: Various
Format: Softcover, 256 pages, Colour
Age Rating: Young Adult (13+)
Genre: Fiction, Anthology
Release Date: 5th June 2018
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. 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 “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.