Since 2010, Northwest Press has been dedicated to publishing the best lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender comic book collections and graphic novels and celebrating the LGBT comics community. According to Northwest Press owner Charles “Zan” Christensen, “Comics have always been a great medium for kids of all ages. Our goal is to use these [comics] to spark a conversation about bullying.” Through the Kickstarter campaign, Christensen hopes to raise enough funds to print the first two issues of the anthology series in large enough quantities that they can be distributed freely.
With comic book creators like Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, Green Lantern), Howard Chaykin (American Flagg, Cody Starbuck, Black Kiss), Jody Houser (Cupcake POW!, Womanthology, Vertigo's CMYK: Magenta), and Husbands co-creator Brad Bell, the RISE comics will provide a great message to readers of all ages with top-notch writing and artistic talent.
For those interested in lending support to RISE: Comics Against Bullying, readers may visit the RISE Kickstarter page, and don't forget to check out the backer rewards, which include physical and digital copies of the issues, signed artwork, lettering services on your next comic book, and more! The Kickstarter campaign will close on Sunday, November 2nd, so be sure to donate soon!
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