FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (8/30):
BOOK TOUR TO BENEFIT CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION
From September through December, comic book writer David Hopkins will be on tour to promote the release of his graphic novels Karma Incorporated and Astronaut Dad. Proceeds from the tour benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
The tour spans the Fall season, weekends and Wednesdays throughout. Various signings will be at conventions and book stores, starting with the Free State Free Con in Lawrence, Kansas on September 15-16. Other dates include Hastings Bookstore in Round Rock, Texas on October 6th, Zeus Comics in Dallas, Texas on October 24th, Pub Fest at Dan's Silverleaf in Denton, Texas on October 27th, Speeding Bullet Comics in Norman, Oklahoma on November 14th, Wizard World Texas on November 16th-18th, and Star Clipper in St. Louis, Missouri on December 1st. Other dates will be added as they are available. More information on the website -- http://antiherocomics.com/tour
During the tour, David Hopkins will sell original art and sketches donated by comic book creators. In addition to book sales, all the money raised from the artwork goes directly to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Already, Ryan Dunlavey (Action Philosophers), Lea Hernandez (Killer Princesses, Rumble Girls, and Texas Steampunk), Jamar Nicholas (Detective Boogaloo), and Mike Hawthorne (Hysteria, Umbra, and Queen & Country) have agreed to donate art. More artists and sponsors are needed.
Karma Incorporated, Vol. 1, published by Viper Comics, and Astronaut Dad, Vol. 1, published by Silent Devil Productions, will be released within a month of each other. David Hopkins wrote both graphic novels, with Karma Incorporated illustrated by Tom Kurzanski (Antigone) and Astronaut Dad illustrated by Brent Schoonover (Horrorwood). The second volume of Karma Incorporated follows later in 2007. "I didn't plan for everything I've been working on for the past few years to come out all at once. It's a little nerve wracking," Hopkins admits. "But hello, here I am. It's a good opportunity to make some noise and raise awareness for something more important than comics."
David Hopkins became interested in Cystic Fibrosis research from meeting a fan with CF at a comic book convention. The idea of doing the tour as a fund raiser started through a friendship with organizers of the Dallas-based Ultraviolet Rock Show, which also benefits CF research.
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a devastating genetic disease that affects tens of thousands of children and young adults in the United States. Research and care supported by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is making a huge difference in extending the quality of life for those with CF. However, lives continue to be lost to CF every day. To learn more about CF and the CF Foundation, visit -- http://cff.org