Thursday, 11 October 2007

Hope: New Orleans

Mack's beautiful cover art caught my eye as I browsed the shelves at Minotaur. I've only browsed through the book so far but I'm loving what I see. And it's for a good cause to boot.

"In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, more than eighty comics creators joined forces to create an anthology to benefit the victims of the hurricane and subsequent flooding of New Orleans. Premiering at Wizard World Chicago 2006, the anthology collects 33 stories in its initial print run. It will find its way into comic stores at a later date that is yet to be announced. With stories ranging from first reactions to the catastrophe, slice of life, humor, horror, the supernatural and superhero fun, original tales as well as those featuring existing characters by various creators, HOPE: New Orleans is a book catering to all tastes in genres. The proceeds from the sale of this book will go toward the Red Cross and its continued effort to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina, so go ahead and support this." Source

3 comments:

Richard Evans said...

Have you read the book yet?

I'd like to know what you thought of it?

scootergrrl said...

Hi Richard,

I'm a little over halfway through the book (I browse through it now and again). I am enjoying it for the most part, although some of the stories are a little erm... 'out there' 8)

Naturally, given the nature of the beast, it's a real mixed bag of styles, both in terms of art and storylines. So, I've loved some but not others. Overall, it shakes out to be a pretty darn good read and worth the pennies - and is for a darn good cause.

I liked Pillars 8)

Richard Evans said...

Wow, thanks for liking it!
I felt that if it didn't make tears well up, it wasn't worth it.