Official Press Release
LOS ANGELES, CA (May, 2006) – A.C.T.O.R. Comic Fund, the only nonprofit
dedicated to helping comic book veterans in need, raised over $9,000 at last
weekend’s Paradise Toronto ComiCon.
A.C.T.O.R. couldn’t have accomplished such an awesome feat without our amazing
booth guests: Dave Johnson, JG Jones, Ty Templeton, Mike Mayhew, Darwyn Cooke, David
Lloyd, Talent Caldwell, J. Michael Straczynski and Frank Cho and George Pérez.
Also, Paradise Comics Toronto Comicon founder and promoter Peter Dixon agreed to get
his head shaved at the con if fans donated $1000 to ACTOR. The generous Toronto
crowd donated just over $1200 for the shearing, and Peter got his head shaved.
“For sale, one tube of hair gel, slightly used, and one hair brush. $5 bucks or
best offer,” said Dixon.
Legendary artist and A.C.T.O.R. Board Member George Pérez commented, “As an
A.C.T.O.R. rep, I really want to thank Peter Dixon, who was a really good sport. It
was a real gas watching the crowd gathering around to cheer him on as the shearing
festival commenced. I’m especially grateful that Gail Simone — amazingly enough, a
trained hairstylist!– was also a guest of the show, and she took on the lion’s
share of the clipping. That must have saved Peter a lot of torture. With me doing
the final passes I actually had my first collaboration with Gail. Hopefully, there
will be more. I guess I can thank Peter for that as well.”
A.C.T.O.R. will be back next year with even more guests and events! Please visit
Paradise’s Website at www.TorontoComicon.com.
A Commitment To Our Roots (A.C.T.O.R.) Comic Fund is the first-ever federally
chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book
creators in need. A.C.T.O.R. creates a financial safety net for yesterdays’ 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. For more information, visit
www.ACTORComicFund.org or call 310-909-7809.
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