Image Comics has announced plans for Where We Live, an anthlogy to benefit the survivors of the Las Vegas shooting. Curated by JH Williams II, Wendy Wright-Williams, Scott Allie, Dave Stewart, and Image publisher Eric Stephenson, proceeds from Where We Live are planned to be donated to an unspecified GoFundMe for the Las Vegas survivors.
“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,” said JH Williams III. “I felt like something needed to be done to help in a unique way. A week passed before the shock cleared enough to decide I wanted to help create a benefit book project for the survivors, along with oversight from Eric Stephenson, Scott Allie, Dave Stewart, and Wendy Wright-Williams. I’m thankful for them and Image Comics offering so quickly to do this. With this book, titled Where We Live, our hope is to not only help those in need after this tragic event, but to also somehow start a real conversation on avenues for preventing this sort of violence from happening again in the future. We ask that you join us in this effort. More details will be forthcoming soon.”
According to Image, "the book will include a variety of perspectives with key themes exploring the: value of a compassionate society, the need for communication/conversations, mental health stigmatization, access to healthcare, gun violence, common sense gun control, history of the 2nd Amendment, why the 2nd Amendment is important to gun owners, role of the NRA in national & local politics, balance of safety & privacy/freedoms, aftermath of tragedy and how individuals & communities persevere, role of the media in tragedies, ongoing need for survivor support, and appreciation of Las Vegas as a community."
An open call for submissions for Where We Live is scheduled to be announced soon.
No release date has been given.