Creators, publishers raise money for protestors + related causes

Creators offer commissions, comics and more, with proceeds going to Black Lives Matter and other organizations.

As protests against policy brutality continue around the United States, many comics creators and publishers are currently helping to raise money for Black Lives Matter, the Bail Project, the Minnesota Freedom Fund and other organizations dedicated to this cause or, in some cases, helping the protestors.

Here’s a rundown of several we’ve seen who are drawing commissions or selling their comics, with proceeds going to these organizations. If you see others, let us know on social media or in the comments below.

Contact High by Josh Eckert and James F. Wright is a comic about “about a society where human touch has been outlawed, and one man’s fight for meaningful connection in that world.” It was nominated for an Eisner back in 2018. The creators are currently donating any money they receive for the comic to two organizations:

“In support of the ongoing protests for racial justice and against the continued indiscriminate killings of Black people at the hands of police specifically, and given that this story addresses the inhumanity of incarceration, all money received for this comic will be donated to bail fund efforts in our own communities. 50% of sales will go to the The Bail Project (https://bailproject.org/) and 50% of sales to Peoples City Council Freedom Fund (https://www.gofundme.com/f/peoples-city-council-ticket-fund).”

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Black Mask Studios, publisher of Black, Calexit and other comics, is donating profits from some of their titles, sold in their web store, to bail funds for protectors.

Speaking of Black, the comic by Kwanza Osajyefo, Tim Smith 3 and others, they are currently donating proceeds from the shirts they sell on the Black website to organizations helping protestors.

Gail Simone is auctioning off a page of George Perez original art from an issue of Wonder Woman. Read more at The Beat.

Here’s a quick rundown of comic artists offering commissions, with proceeds going to Black Lives Matter:

And if you’re looking for somewhere to buy comics this week, Matthew Rosenberg has a suggestion:

I’ll keep updating this as I find more, so please share.

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