If you’re in Southern California this weekend for WonderCon 2012, you can get your hands on the Unauthorized San Diego Comic-Con Survival Guide at the show (hey, no shipping!)! Just swing by the Spaceboy Studios booth in Artists’ Alley (#AA-259) and you can pick up a copy for just $5! Luis Calderon, the man behind Spaceboy Studios, will also be there selling his comics and doing sketches upon request!
To make this event even more special, I’ve decided to give a little bit back to a charity I believe in. For each SDCC Survival Guide sold at WonderCon, I will personally donate 10% of the total proceeds to Safe Warm Loved, a service that provides hand-made cuddle blankets (and a much needed sense of security) to child victims of domestic violence in Los Angeles County. The project is meant to show every child facing a shelter situation that they are in a safe and loving place, perhaps for the first time in their lives. I specially requested that some of the blankets she’s creating be superhero themed in honor of this partnership (click on the pictures for close ups).
I would love to sell out of my remaining copies of the original print this weekend, so I want to challenge everyone to chip in and help a great cause in the process!
Here’s my goal: if I sell 200 books, I will double the donation to 20%! So come on out to Anaheim this weekend, grab a book, and support a great cause!
ABOUT SAFE WARM LOVED…
Since launching in July 2010, Safe Warm Loved has provided some 125 hand-made blankets to children in need. According to WomenShelter, the organization’s domestic violence shelter admits between 5 and 15 children each month as part of its on-site support center; and an additional 150 per year visit its community outreach center – all of whom are scared, and in need of emotional support.
“As you can imagine, the children who come to our shelter are in shock, frightened, and angry,” says WomenShelter of Long Beach executive director, TuLynn Smylie. “The blankets give them something to hang onto (literally) while they are processing the grief and trauma that they have witnessed and experienced. These blankets will show them that someone cares for them, and this will give the children comfort during a very stressful time.”
All blankets are hand-delivered to the shelter and will serve children in the Long Beach/Los Angeles area. 100 percent of all donations are put toward the purchase of fabric. If you already have the book or you can’t make it to WonderCon, but you want to support the great work Safe Warm Loved is doing, you can donate whatever amount you like using the Paypal button below.
For more information on what Safe Warm Loved does, here’s an interview with Safe Warm Loved‘s founder, Jessica Stonefield-Fantin, on KIIS FM Los Angeles (no picture, just audio).