Saturday, 14 March 2015

Elephantmen: Shots #1

Elephantmen: Shots #1
by Richard Starkings & Others
Image/CBLDF, May 2015
Diamond Code MAR150521

Image Comics and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) join forces once again to bring readers a new Elephantmen one-shot collection in Shots #1, written by Richard Starkings and drawn by Dougie Braithwaite, Ian Churchill, Boo Cook, Shaky Kane, Moritat, Tim Sale, and Dave Sim. The proceeds of this book will go toward helping protect the First Amendment rights of comics creators, publishers, and retailers. Led by Tim Sale’s nine-page "When the Night Comes", this special Elephantmen: Shots #1 collects all the Elephantmen strips from Hero Comics, Liberty, and The Thought Bubble Anthology. The collection also features the hard-to-find Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog, and Marineman crossovers and beautiful covers by J. Scott Campbell and Tim Sale.

All proceeds earned from Elephantmen: Shots #1 will go toward supporting the CBLDF.

I’m sure I wasn't the only comic book creator affected by the Charlie Hebdo massacre earlier this year. It was a deeply shocking and terrifying event that sent ripples throughout the cartooning world. It really made me realize the importance of supporting organizations like the CBLDF, who stand vigilant for cartoonists whether there’s a traumatic event capturing our attention or not. I counted up the strips that we'd produced for The Hero Initiative, Thought Bubble and, of course CBLDF’s own Liberty Annual and decided that, rather than do nothing but worry, I could put out a special issue of Elephantmen to benefit the CBLDF. Eric Stephenson at Image Comics agreed and... voila!

1 comment:

Jake Capps said...

Dave's pages in Elephantmen 43 & 44 would make great prints for a future Kickstarter. I remember really liking the Hippo he did...all those lines.