Sunday, October 9, 2016

Love is Love: NY Times & LA Times presents my DC Comics/IDW debut

Joe Phillips is a talented artist who will take an assignment, get the work done, and not think much else about the details. That is, after all, how you get more things done!

So when my collaborator on his creation Hero Duty from IDW Publishing (as well as his upcoming cartoon, Z-Monkeys) hit me up one September Friday night
to see if I'd care to script a page for a benefit, that's about all I knew when I said 'yes.'

Three days later, I found an article from page C3 of the New York Times- and got one of the biggest adrenaline jolts of the year!

Here's the story, as pasted from the article:

The comic book community is coming together to help the victims of the Orlando shooting. In December, DC Comics and IDW Publishing will publish “Love Is Love,” a 144-page comic book whose proceeds will benefit Equality Florida and its fund for those affected by the June 12 attack at the Pulse nightclub in Florida.

“I’m a child of the 80s; I grew up with ‘We Are the World’ and Live Aid,” said Marc Andreyko, a comic book writer and screenwriter who organized the project.

Process picture of our page, by Joe Phillips
“Events like this shouldn’t be compartmentalized,” he said. “They should hurt and we should want to change for the better.”

The comic will sell for $9.99 and is made up of more than 100 stories, each one or two pages, whose creators include Damon Lindelof, Patton Oswalt, Phil Jimenez and Olivier Coipel. “I purposely said it would be a one-page thing to get people to commit,” Mr. Andreyko said.

He also spent time playing matchmaker for writers and artists. “I was e-Harmony-ing people,” he said. “Mixing and matching and seeing who felt right.”

A version of this article appears in print on September 22, 2016, on page C3 of the New York edition with the headline: Comic Book Aims to Help Orlando Survivors


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LA Times published this story, today:

Romans: What If? Comics and Collectables will be happy to order you a copy- watch for it Dec. 21st!

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