LOS ANGELES, Calif., January 12, 2009 – The Hero Initiative announced today it is partnering with ComicArtFans.com on its current membership drive by offering a savings of $10 to fans who sign up for both organizations. “The $10 discount ultimately comes off the annual premium membership fee to ComicArtFans.com so that The Hero Initiative will receive its full fee,” according to ComicArtFans.com Owner Bill Cox.
In addition, all CAF members who become or already are Hero Initiative members will be flagged as such on the CAF website, earning them the recognition they deserve!
“With 40,000 registered users and more than 500 premium members, we feel that many comic art collectors that frequent our site would love to support Hero in this manner,” said Cox. “CAF has supported Hero in various ways for the past several years and we expect that by helping raise awareness of this new Hero program to our membership, that we’ll continue to benefit Hero for years to come.”
ComicArtFans.com is an online hub where creators, fans and member collectors can meet to display, view, sell, auction and buy pieces of original comic book and comic strip art.
The Hero Initiative creates a monetary safety net for yesterday’s 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 fans to give something back to the people who have given them so much enjoyment. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 818-997-6114.
For the first time, The Hero Initiative is currently offering yearly memberships to the organization, and supporters can join for as low as $29, receiving a personalized membership card, a quarterly newsletter and a sketch card from a randomly selected artist. Higher levels of membership are also available and include invitations to VIP, members-only parties at conventions and items autographed by Stan Lee. To become a member of The Hero Initiative, fans can sign up at www.atomiccomicsstore.com/heroinitiative.html or on-site at The Hero Initiative booth at the following upcoming comic book conventions: Phoenix Cactus Comic-Con, Jan. 23-25; New York Comic Con, Feb. 6-8; WonderCon, Feb. 27 – March 1; and Orlando MegaCon, Feb. 27 – March 1.
To get the $10 discount, fans should visit ComicArtFans.com and click the HERO link in the top menu to review the details. To become a member of ComicArtFans.com, fans should visit www.comicartfans.com and sign up for an account.
About The Hero Initiative
In late 2000, a consortium of comic publishers came up with the idea to create a financial safety net for comic creators, much in the same fashion that exists in almost any other trade from plumbing to pottery. By March of 2001, the federal government approved The Hero Initiative as a publicly supported not-for-profit corporation under section 501 (c) (3).
Since its inception, The Hero Initiative (formerly known as A.C.T.O.R., A Commitment To Our Roots) has had the good fortune to grant over $400,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today.
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 yesterday’s 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.
Now in its 6th year online, ComicArtFans.com (CAF) is home to more than 450,000 pieces of original comic art. The largest resource for both published and unpublished comic art on the Internet, CAF provides comic art collectors a free service to share their collections online. CAF extends the usefulness of the site with a premium membership, which gives these members access to art alerts, classifieds, and much more.
ComicArtFans.com is also home to the largest inventory of comic art for sale available, with searchable inventories from more than 30 comic art dealers and 500 member classifieds. In all, more than 40,000 pieces of comic art for sale can be located through CAF. The site also boasts the largest searchable auction results archive with more than 300,000 details on closed comic art auctions from the past 6 years.