Official Press Release
Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that aids comic creators in need, is travelling to Baltimore Comic-Con, September 8th and 9th at the Baltimore Convention Center. Famed artist John Romita Jr., one of he signature artists of Amazing Spider-Man, will anchor the Hero Initiative booth, #1705-1706.
In addition, don’t miss the Marvel Boot Camp Seminar, benefitting the Hero Initiative. This special ticketed seminar takes you behind the scenes into the inner philosophy of Marvel Publishing, as SVP – Executive Editor Tom Brevoort shares with the public for the first time the training indoctrination lecture he gives to the Marvel editorial staff. Revealing how Marvel editors think about the business of storytelling as well as inside secrets and tricks-of-the-trade, this lecture will be followed up as time permits with an open Q & A in which attendees can probe Tom’s mind on any and all questions relating to finding a career in the industry. And the proceeds all go to an excellent cause! Tickets will be available throughout the show at the Hero booth #1705-1706, at $10 per person. Be there!
Hero’s talent schedule at the booth is as follows:
Saturday, September 8 (con hours 10-6)
- 1000-1100: Chris Ivy
- 1100-100: John Romita Jr.
- 100-200: Gene Ha
- 200-330: Herb Trimpe
- 300-500: John Romita Jr.
- 400-500: Jeff Lemire
- 500-600: Mike Choi
Sunday, September 9 (con hours 10-5)
- 1000-1100: John Romita Jr.
- 1100-1200: Jeff Lemire
- 1200-100: Chris Ivy
- 100-200: Herb Trimpe
- 200-400: Chris Ivy
About The Hero Initiative
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.
Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.