Launch Report!.

Hey JCA Crew!

It’s been a short while since our last post but that’s because we’ve been incredibly busy launching Japan Comic Aid books to the world!

On May 5th in Aylesbury at an event organised by Dead Universe Comics, our publisher, sounded our arrival in the world! Forsooth! Steve Collier and Andy Clift were on hand to sign copies of The Mystery Boys and Kaiju Steel. The event itself was a huge success with the numbers of people attending far outweighing any event in the shopping centre during recent memory.

Kapow! Comic- con in London was next which took place over the weekend of the 19th- 20th May. In attendance were big names such as Mark Millar, Dave Gibbons, Dan DiDio, Joe Quesada and Jonathan Ross. Steve and Andy were joined this time by Kaiju Steel artist, Lee Killeen and many books were sold. A highlight for the creators had to be Dan Didio sitting down for a chat and buying copies of the JCA Books! A surreal moment to be signing comics for the head of DC!

Feedback from everyone who came to our table was strong and meeting and chatting to fans was great fun. It was lovely to meet you all and we hope to see you all again in the future! The great thing about conventions is that even the creators are fanboys so there’s always a mutual appreciation for one another.

Many thanks to everyone at Dead Universe Comics who made it possible for JCA to be at these events and to everyone we met, promoted us, bought our books and paid us attention. And thanks to the organisers of Kapow! for making the show less about money and a more intimate affair. We’ll see you next year.

Here are a smashing selection of pics from Kapow! :

Were you at the launch event in Aylesbury or Kapow!? We’d love to hear from you. Send us a tweet, facebook message or email via the contact page!

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About Japan Comic Aid

Japan Comic Aid seeks to raise funds for those affected by the devastating 2011 earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear disaster by joining forces with comic, manga, webcomic artists, writers and publishers worldwide and creating comics and manga. ALL of the profits from the sales will go towards the Japan Society Tohuku Earthquake Appeal who give grass roots support to those affected as well as looking at long term support as well. Japan Comic Aid aims to regularly publish one shot and series comics and graphic novels around the world to raise money for those in Japan who are in need of rebuilding their life by teaming up, reducing costs and using ALL profits for the fund.
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