Comixology and Artists team up for SDCC auction

TOP COMIC BOOK ARTISTS TO CREATE 12’x8’ COMIC BOOK PAGE TO BENEFIT COMIC CREATORS IN NEED AT COMIXOLOGY EVENT AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 

Co-founder and CEO of world’s leading digital comics platform available for commentary throughout Comic-Con

San Diego, July 16, 2013 — ComiXology, the leading global digital comic

s platform, is 

joining with The Hero Initiative to host “The Blank Page Project,” a two-hour event where
some of today’s top comic creators will fill a gigantic 12’ x 8’ page with a live comic book artcreative collaboration. The page will be auctioned off at a later date, with proceeds benefiting The Hero Initiative, a charity that helps creators in need. Actor/comic writer Thomas Jane and Dave Gibbons and John Higgins from “Watchmen” are among participating artists 
who are confirmed.

ComiXology CEO and co-founder David Steinberger will be in attendance and is available for interviews during Comic-Con International 2013. A passionate entrepreneur with a deep love for comics, Steinberger’s mobile reading technology was hailed by Wired magazine as mobile “comics done right,” and comiXology has become a revolutionary force in comics, chosen by all major publishers for digital sales online, as well as on iOS, Android, Kindle Fire and Windows 8 mobile platforms. He can address topics spanning the transition from print to digital comics, the rising popularity of comics in sales and culture, the summer’s red-hot, comics-fueled movie season — and just about anything else relating to the rising influence of comics in pop culture and beyond.

Visit comiXology’s booth #2547 on the Comic-Con show floor to learn more about comiXology’s buy once, read anywhere digital comics platform.

What:

ComiXology/The Hero Initiative

“The Blank Page Project” Charity Event

When:

Thursday, July 18th from 5pm to 7pm

Where:

Vela restaurant (located at the back of the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel. Event is outside facing the water.)

Who:

Among those confirmed to attend are actor and comic writer Thomas Jane, Dave Gibbons and John Higgins from Watchmen, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman.