Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Spirit of Hope book launch this Saturday

This coming Saturday (July 23rd) sees the official launch and signing of the Spirit of Hope book, a full colour softback anthology to raise money for the victims of the Japanese Tsunami and New Zealand earthquake.

The event will take place at Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, at 1.00pm to 4.00pm.

Over 100 contributors have produced comic pages or illustrations for free and all profit from the title will go to help disaster victims via Second Harvest and the New Zealand Red Cross. Contributors who have said they'll attend the launch include Kev Hopgood, David Leach, Jon Haward, Jasper Bark, Steve Tanner, Peter Hogan, Si Spencer, myself, and more.

You may recall I posted more details about this worthy project a short time ago on this blog, with a full list of contributors:

See you there! If you're unable to attend, copies can be ordered here:


Tony Howson said...

Thanks for the reminder about this. I'd meant to pre-order a copy but, as often happens to my good intentions, completely forgot about it until I saw your recent post. Anyway, I ordered one at midnight on Wednesday and was pleasantly surprised when it turned up this morning - less than 36 hours later.

There's a lot of excellent art here - and presented in a very nice package - but the most resonant piece for me was "There" by Ewing, Erskine and Regan.

I think I'll have to read this book in small doses as the enormity of the underlying events are overpowering. Still, the hard work and generosity of all the contributors shines through. You can take pride in having been part of this Lew.

Lew Stringer said...

Thanks Tony. I am indeed very proud to be a contributor. I was under the weather with bronchitis and lack of sleep when I did my page so I hope it turned out ok, but it was a commitment that I didn't want to forsake.

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