This weekend, April 1-3, is Wizard World St. Louis. America’s Center houses Wizard World St. Louis. Hero Initiative, the non-profit that aids comic creators in medical and financial need, brings in special guest, Rick Burchett.
Burchett is an Eisner Award winning comic artist from St. Louis, MO. He is known for his work on various Batman comic books, She-Hulk, and his ongoing webcomic Lady Sabre and the Pirates of the Ineffable Aether, (partnered with comic writer, Greg Rucka).
Burchett will be in the Hero Booth #1207 all weekend. He will happily sign your books or draw you a sketch for your support of Hero Initiative.
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.
Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $900,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. (Hero Initiative)
Four years ago, I met Rick Burchett at C2E2 in Chicago. We have mutual friends that introduced us. One evening, we ate pizza and hung out. Listening to the prespective of an Eisner Award winning artist was the highlight of convention. Rick is a great artist and a wonderful person. It was a pleasure getting to know him better.
If you are able to attend Wizard World St. Louis, make sure you stop by and meet a fantastic artist and person and help support a wonderful cause.
Stay Geeky My Friends!