Clayton Crain designs beer label to benefit The Hero Initiative

After teaming with Fables creator Bill Willingham and Boom Island Brewing Company in Minneapolis for a special beer label, The Hero Initiative is taking the show west, to California.

The charity, which is dedicated to helping creators in financial need, has partnered with Los Angeles brewery MacLeod Ale for a limited-edition label for The King's Taxes Scottish ale, designed by Ghost Rider and Carnage artist Clayton Crain. The art will appear on a limited run of bottles, signed prints and commemorative glasses. Proceeds from sales of the items will benefit The Hero Initiative.

The label will make its debut, ahead of Long Beach Comic Con, on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 6 p.m. at the MacLeod tasting room (14741 Calvert St. in Van Nuys, California). Crain will be on hand to autograph the bottles and glasses; other artists are expected as well.

From there, the activities shift Saturday, Sept. 12, to the Long Beach Convention Center, where The Hero Initiative will exhibit as part of Long Beach Comic Con. The organization will host a special tasting from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and have a full selection of The King's Taxes merchandise available through Sunday.

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