LOS ANGELES, CA (March 29, 2006) - Top artists Cully Hamner (Down, Blue Beetle), J.G. Jones (Wanted, 52*), and Darick Robertson (Fury: Peacemaker, The Boys) have all agreed to help raise funds for A.C.T.O.R., A Commitment To Our Roots, at the upcoming Emerald City ComiCon. The three artists will all have "tip jars" at their table at the con, and fans getting autographs and sketches are encouraged to donate money to A.C.T.O.R., the charitable organization that helps old-time comic creators in need.
"Look, it's a great cause," said Hamner. "We owe our predecessors our jobs, the characters we all love to work on, our place in pop culture, the language we speak, everything. So I consider it an honor and a privilege to even be asked to participate in something like this."
"Come on and help out," Jones said. "I'll be old enough to reach into that jar myself before long, and I want to be sure there's something in there!"
"I welcome any opportunity to help out A.C.T.O.R.!," exclaimed Robertson. "They are a great organization helping the masters of yesterday that make all this industry possible today."
The fourth annual Emerald City ComiCon take place April 1 and 2 at the Qwest Field Event Center in downtown Seattle, WA. For full information on the convention, please visit www.EmeraldCityComiCon.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.