Hero Initiative, the charity dedicated to helping comic book creators in medical or financial need, has announced their line-up for a fifth week of a series of live experiences featuring comic book creators providing question-and-answer sessions, tutorials, and original art in Zoom online webconference rooms.
The new “Hero Initiative Live” events are currently available for purchase at Hero Initiative’s website.
Creators participating in Week 5 events (May 16 - 21) include writer/director Kevin Smith, artist Agnes Garbowska (who will create a bust sketch of a character of each attendee's choice while chatting) along with Tom King and Mark Waid - each returning for their second fan Q&A. Seats in each of these events are limited between four to eight fans.
Brian Michael Bendis also returns for his second event, this time conducting a one-hour writing tutorial for 20 participants about crafting memorable characters.
"The limited experiences serve the dual purpose of generating much-needed revenue for Hero, while providing fans with face-to-face meetings with their favorite creators at a time when the usual convention circuit is on lockdown due to global pandemic," says the organization's spokesperson.
Creators and industry professionals who have participated in the first four rounds of the Hero Initiative Live events include Art Adams, Marv Wolfman, Joëlle Jones, Howard Chaykin, Scott Snyder, Donny Cates, Dan DiDio, Megan Hutchison, Dave Gibbons, James Tynion IV, Katie Cook, and Chip Zdarsky.