If you plan to attend NYCC this weekend, Comics Experience and Source Point Press will be donating 30% of the proceeds from select titles to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). RAINN is the largest nonprofit in the United States focused on providing support to survivors of sexual violence, as well as educational resources to prevent rape and sexual assault. It also operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in cooperation with over 1,000 local and state organizations.
This initiative was inspired by Comics Experience teacher and respected industry colorist Chris Sotomayor, who first got the idea from former Marvel talent manager Bon Alimagno.
“I noticed Bon raising money for RAINN.org, and that prompted a discussion with my wife and ultimately deciding that that would be the charity for this year. Last year I donated money to relief efforts to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria,” Chris says.
“So, yeah, I blame Bon for making me aware of the organization and recognizing how important an issue this is, especially since I have 2 daughters in college now.”
If you wish to help us stand in solidarity with survivors of sexual violence and promote the education needed to prevent further victimization, please stop by the booth shared by Comics Experience and Source Point Press at NYCC #2243. If you’re unable to make it to New York Comic Con this weekend and still want to show your support, you can make a donation at RAINN’s website. Thank you.