LOS ANGELES, CA (May, 2006) – A.C.T.O.R. Comic Fund, the only nonprofitdedicated to helping comic book veterans in need, raised over $9,000 at lastweekend's Paradise Toronto ComiCon.
A.C.T.O.R. couldn't have accomplished such an awesome feat without our amazingbooth guests: Dave Johnson, JG Jones, Ty Templeton, Mike Mayhew, Darwyn Cooke, DavidLloyd, Talent Caldwell, J. Michael Straczynski and Frank Cho and George Pérez.
Also, Paradise Comics Toronto Comicon founder and promoter Peter Dixon agreed to gethis head shaved at the con if fans donated $1000 to ACTOR. The generous Torontocrowd 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 orbest offer," said Dixon.
Legendary artist and A.C.T.O.R. Board Member George Pérez commented, "As anA.C.T.O.R. rep, I really want to thank Peter Dixon, who was a really good sport. Itwas a real gas watching the crowd gathering around to cheer him on as the shearingfestival commenced. I'm especially grateful that Gail Simone -- amazingly enough, atrained hairstylist!-- was also a guest of the show, and she took on the lion'sshare of the clipping. That must have saved Peter a lot of torture. With me doingthe final passes I actually had my first collaboration with Gail. Hopefully, therewill 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 visitParadise's Website at www.TorontoComicon.com.
A Commitment To Our Roots (A.C.T.O.R.) Comic Fund is the first-ever federallychartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic bookcreators in need. A.C.T.O.R. creates a financial safety net for yesterdays' creatorswho may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and anavenue back into paying work. It's a chance for all of us to give back something tothe people who have given us so much enjoyment. For more information, visitwww.ACTORComicFund.org or call 310-909-7809.