The Comic Creators for Freedom fundraiser is back…
It’s my third year (it was started in 2010, I joined in 2011) and we’re ready to make a difference!
Each year, over 100 comic creators from around the world come together to raise funds in support of Love146. We comic book creators are a notoriously passionate, outspoken ilk, but we found one thing we all could agree on: every child deserves a chance go grow up safe and happy. Most of us spend our days writing and drawing stories about brave heroes. Banding together to form the Comic Creators for Freedom, we finally have a chance to become the heroes.
Superheroes come to the rescue. That is why we are raising money specifically for Love146 and their work in providing care to survivors of child trafficking and sexual exploitation.
— We urge you to join the fight with us! —
Here’s how it works: each comic creator donates an original drawing of their own character and the drawings are compiled into a single piece of art. That image is then given as a donation reward during our fundraising drive as a downloadable wallpaper for your computer desktop. So far we’ve raised over $22,000!
The first three Comic Creators For Freedom wallpapers featured exclusively female characters in an attempt to draw awareness about the disproportionate number of girls at risk for human trafficking. This year, though, we wanted the world to know that both sexes are affected.
For the first time, the CCF encouraged artists to send in drawings of either male or female characters, the catch was, they had to be drawn as kids: this year’s theme is Awkward School Photos! So I thought it would be fitting to draw Azzi as he lived long before he was a vampire, as a young Egyptian slave. After it was completed though, I felt compelled to draw Sera as well, as an awkward high school girl, with fashion inspired by Robotech’s Macross Saga. I submitted them both, and they both appear on the final CCF wallpaper!
The Donations Drive kicks off December 2nd and will stay open through December 14th. Mark your calendars and spread the word!
If you would like to donate, stay tuned! The donations drive will go Live at the CCF and Love146 homepages Monday, December 2, 2013!