My copy of the WHERE WE LIVE anthology to benefit the victims of the October 2017 Las Vegas shooting arrived today, and it’s a beautiful book. I was invited by my good friend J.M. DeMatteis to collaborate with him on his story, REMEMBER, a reflection on our lifelong relationship and cultural romance with guns.
The official solicitation reads:
“On October 1, 2017, Las Vegas, Nevada suffered the worst mass shooting in modern American history, resulting in 58 deaths and over 500 injured. It broke my heart. Las Vegas is my home. I felt like something needed to be done to help in a unique way.”
— JH WILLIAMS III, Artist & Curating Editor
This “unique way” was the genesis of the WHERE WE LIVE anthology—a riveting collection of both fictional stories and actual eye-witness accounts told by an all-star line-up of the top talent working in comics today. All the creators have graciously volunteered their time and talent to help bring some sense to this senseless act and, in the process, raise money for the survivors and their families.
The book will include a variety of perspectives with key themes exploring gun violence, common sense gun control, value of a compassionate society, mental health stigmatization, aftermath of tragedy and how individuals & communities persevere and an appreciation of Las Vegas as a vibrant community. 100% of the proceeds for the WHERE WE LIVE anthology will be donated to Route 91 Strong, a non-profit organization.
– See more at: https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/where-we-live-las-vegas-shooting-benefit-anthology-tp#sthash.M0hO1enN.dpuf
Published: May 30, 2018
Diamond ID: MAR180600
Age Rating: T+