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[Something] A good reason and place to buy comics this month...

  • From"Laurie J. Rich" <knitmeapony@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateThu, 4 Oct 2007 10:04:01 -0500
Heard via boingboing.net...

"Dan from Silicon Valley's Hijinx Comics writes,

    I own and operate a comic book shop in San Jose, CA which was
recently voted best comic shop in Silicon Valley. I write free comic
retailing software and I also run an online graphic novel store called
ComicBookShelf.com .

    The recent teacher ousting over Eightball #22 was a real wakeup
call that there is a lot of work to do on making the public understand
what a vital and important artform comics can be. A world where an
educator loses their job for recommending Dan Clowes is a world I
don't want to live in!

    That's just one of the reasons I'm proud to announce that
ComicBookShelf.com will donate 5% of every online sale to the Comic
Book Legal Defense Fund which supports comics-related first amendment

    We're also donating an additional 5% to the Hero Initiative which
helps get financial help to golden age comic artists who never made
any royalties from their priceless creations.

    Furthermore, until the end of October 2007 we will double the
donation to both organizations, meaning 20% of every sale will go to
these worthy organizations.

    Shipping is always free anywhere in the US and we support Google
checkout for safe and secure payment processing. We carry a wide array
of books and our open source bookstore recommendation algorithms let
you rate books and get recommendations. Kind of like Netflix does, but
for graphic novels."


"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired,
signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not
fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
April 16, 1953

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