We here at Supanova are proud to be publishing a collectable, limited edition comic-book, written and illustrated by some of the world’s finest creators, to benefit Queensland flood-relief charity activities!
The special one-off comic limited to 1000 copies, ‘Tides of Hope’ is the local comic-book industry’s response to the tragedy, with the project coming to fruition with its sale at the Supanova Pop Culture Expos in Brisbane and Melbourne.
Inspired by Sydney based comic-book writer Christopher Sequeira, who edited the comic and contributed a story illustrated by hotshot Marvel Comics artist (and visitor to Supanova in Brisbane) Leinil Francis Yu, the comic became reality through his and the combined efforts of Art Director and contributor, Tim McEwen, Publisher and Supanova Event Director, Daniel Zachariou, and all the other amazingly talented individuals who provided their time and art; 47 creators in all!
Sequeira relates that “Seeing true heroism, sacrifice and pathos on my nightly TV screen made me think of the potential of some creative folk reflecting and paying tribute to that in comics-form; so, why not put out the call for help? And our professional colleagues, world-wide, did not shirk that call – they leapt at the chance. They made it a brilliant, moving collection.”
‘Tides of Hope’ is 36 pages with 100% of proceeds from its $10 cover price going to charity while an auction of all the artwork, kindly donated by the illustrators, will ultimately be added to that pool of funds with comic-art collector, dealer and expert Royd Burgoyne also donating his time and expertise to do so.
Chris Claremont, Greg Capullo, Chris Sequeira, Tom Taylor, Colin Wilson, cover-artist Stewart McKenny, Jeffrey ‘Chamba’ Cruz, Jon Sommariva, Tim McEwen and many other contributors are attending the Brisbane and Melbourne expos and will be able to personally sign copies.