Jim Valentino one of 100 artists participating in The Walking Dead 100 Project
Image Comics printed a precious few blank covers on the landmark Walking Dead #100, and the Hero Initiative commissioned 100 top artists to do an original drawing on each cover, including Shadowline Comics' Publisher JIM VALENTINO.
Hero Initiative's eBay auctions for the original covers will begin on June 4th and 10 covers will be auctioned off per week until they're all gone! Here is the link for the auction site: http://www.ebay.com/sch/heroinitiative/m.html
What Is 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 $500,000 to over 50 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 yesterdays' 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.
Jim Valentino is a Board Member and part of the Disburstment Commitee.