Sketch Jam To Benefit The Hero Initiative At Atlanta Comics Expo 2007

Official Press Release

LOS ANGELES,CA – The Hero Initiative is pleased to announce that Atlanta Comics Expo will be holding a sketch jam to benefit The Hero Initiative at their convention this weekend. The jam will take place Saturday evening, April 21, 2007 at 9 pm at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, in conjunction with the inaugural event's Masquerade Ball and Costume Contest.

Participating artists will offer quick pencil or ink sketches to attendees for a flat-fee donation to The Hero Initiative of $20 per sketch. Atlanta Comics Expo will not have supplies available for attendees, so they request that participating attendees provide necessary sketch pads or paper. Generic sketch paper will be on hand in limited quantity only.

Please join ACE as they present the following creators who have graciously offered their time and talents in a charity effort on behalf of one of the industry's most important – and essential – organizations:

Mark Brooks

Talent Caldwell

Dave Cook

Jason Flowers

Francesco Francavilla

Sanford Greene

Cully Hamner

Nathan Massengill

Tyson McAdoo

Whilce Portacio

Alberto Ruiz

Steve Scott

Brian Stelfreeze

Derek Yaniger

and more…

"This is a great opportunity for all who attend the convention to interact with fellow fans and creators, while simultaneously enjoying the evening's entertainment and assisting in support of The Hero Initiative. Atlanta Comics Expo is honored to support this very worthy cause, and we thank you in advance for your interest and participation," said ACE Con Promoter Thom Trainor.

"We are really pleased to be able to work with ACE and hope that this will turn into an amazing annual event. We thank all of the talent involved in addition to the con promoters!" commented The Hero Initiative President Jim McLauchlin.

Be sure to also check out The Hero Initiative's booth as well as many artists on the floor including Hero Board Member Dick Giordano who will be collecting donations on our behalf.

More information regarding Atlanta Comic Expo can be found at www.atlantacomicsexpo.org.

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 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.

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