I’m excited to announce that I’ll be appearing at COMIX REVOLUTION in Mt. Prospect, Ill., on Feb. 26 to promote the release of HOPE: THE HERO INITIATIVE, a graphic novel anthology benefiting the Hero Initiative Charity.

With me will be fellow comic-book creator Russell Lissau (Shrek, Batman Strikes, Strawberry Shortcake), a good friend and regular convention partner. We’ll be signing copies of HOPE: THE HERO INITIATIVE, as well as copies of last year’s all-ages hit READING WITH PICTURES. And if you ask nice, we’ll doodle in your sketchbook, your notebook or any other kind of book with blank pages you put before us.

We’ll be at Comix Revolution from 2 to 4 p.m. that Saturday. The store is in downtown Mt. Prospect at 115 W. Central Road. For more on the store, visit http://www.online-revolution.com/.

Russell and I both would appreciate seeing friends and family — and perfect strangers — at this appearance. It’s our first of the year, it’s for a really good cause, and we want to start 2011 with some good karma. So come out, buy some comics and hang out with us.

See you then,
Trevor

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Finally, before I let you go, here’s something about HOPE: THE HERO INITIATIVE:

Ronin Studios’ HOPE: THE HERO INITIATIVE – a 188-page comic book anthology benefiting The Hero Initiative – is available in comic book stores everywhere starting February 21, 2011.

HOPE has 26 short stories and pinups by more than 80 creators from around the world. All have themes focused on heroes and the nature of heroism. The Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for comic creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work.

“Working on HOPE: THE HERO INITIATIVE is a great experience. There’s a lot of super talent in this book,” says HOPE editor Dustin Archibald. “The Hero Initiative is an amazing organization that truly helps people in need. Their efforts of aiding comic creators in need are something any comic reader can get behind.”

The pieces in HOPE: THE HERO INITIATIVE were created by up-and-comers in the comics industry and established professionals including Tom Nguyen (52, Final Crisis), Jake Black (Batman: Brave and Bold, Smallville), Russell Lissau (The Batman Strikes), and Gerry Alanguilan (Ultimate Avengers, Hulk). Ray Anthony Height (The Amazing Spider-Man) drew the cover.

The book’s release is part of a fund and awareness raising campaign to benefit comic creators in need with all profits going directly to The Hero Initiative. HOPE shows that the comics community is willing to do its part.

Added Pain Killer Jane creator and Jonah Hex writer Jimmy Palmiotti: ” Elegantly told and beautifully rendered, HOPE: THE HERO INITIATIVE is a must have for any collection. Comics done for the right reason. ”

The full color softcover has a cover price of $19.95.