IDW, with the support of DC Entertainment, will honor the victims of the Pulse Nightclub tragedy by publishing Love is Love, an anthology graphic novel. Marc Andreyeko, the writer and curator of the collection, assembled a group of fellow comic book creators to contribute to this benefit project; he received an overwhelming response from the community and beyond. Over 200 writers and artist came together to create a collection of over 100 short graphic stories. All materials were donated so that all the proceeds could go to victims, survivors, and their families via the group Equality Florida.
The collection includes work by Phil Jimenez,Steve Sadowski, Paul Jenkins, Mike Carey, Matt Wagner, Marguerite Bennett, Aneke, Damon Lindelof, Patton Oswalt, Steven Orlando, Rafael Albuquerque, Jason Aaron, Jason Latour, James Asmus, Ming Doyle, James Tynion IV, Cecil Castellucci, Brandon Peterson, Jesus Saiz, Olivier Coipel, Leinil Yu, Elsa Charretier, and many more that have not yet been announced. .
“When tragedy happens, art responds. And after the Pulse massacre, the comics community responded quickly, decisively, and with open hearts,” said project organizer and writer Andreyko. “I could not be more proud of this book, or to be a member of the comics community. The talent and emotion on every page is staggering. LOVE IS LOVE mourns the 49 lost, honors the survivors, and celebrates love in all forms.”
“We’re deeply thankful to all the participants who donated their work to LOVE IS LOVE,” said Sarah Gaydos, Group Editor for IDW Publishing. “The outpouring of emotion from their work honors the LGBTQ community, and helps express the grief we’re all feeling.”
While the collection Love is Love doesn’t come to stores until December, you can preorder your copy here.
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