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IWG is putting the word out for local Indiana comics writer Paul Beel and his project Tales of Power #1. Paul’s comic label King Comics is using Kickstarter to fund the printing of this issue. We think that’s awesome and hope you’ll all check out their Kickstarter page:
Tales of Power is an action-packed team-up book that will introduce the many heroes and villains of the KING Comics universe!! Issue one will follow the heroes Apex and Oath as they battle the villains Atomic and Thoom! Also guest-starring Bluejaye, Scripture, and the Green Zap!!
Just what are Atomic and Thoom after? And why?? Will Apex and Oath discover their plans in time? If they do, can even the combined might of our heroes stop them? Where and how does the Khemica Corporation fit into all of this?
If our goal is met, it will pay for the printing fees of Tales of Power # 1! We at KING Comics, LLC thank you for your interest and support! May GOD bless you and your families!
Paul and his partners publish their books all out of their own pockets literally showing their faith in their projects. This time you can help them bring Tales of Power to life!
The Indy Webcomics Group and it’s member artists are proud to support the Damien Center in Indianapolis and it’s event Dining Out for Life this Thursday, April 28th. We will be participating by having one of our group meetups at the Red Lion Grog House in Fountain Square which is a participating restaurants. To see the complete list of participating Indianapolis Restaurants go here.
Here’s the press release from the Damien Center for more info:
FOOD FIGHTS AIDS
Dining Out For Life®, sponsored by Subaru of America, Inc., is a simple yet substantial way to fight HIV/AIDS while enjoying a meal with friends and family. Thursday, April 28th marks the one-day fundraiser where nearly 3,000 restaurants in over fifty cities across the U.S. and Canada participate by donating a generous percentage of proceeds from the day’s meals to a local AIDS service organization. To participate, just eat at one of the participating restaurants. There’s no code to mention, no special menus – just grab a bite to eat!
The Damien Center is proud to be representing the city of Indianapolis in its 17th annual Dining Out for Life event with local Event Presenting Sponsor Hoosier Parks and Casino. On April 28th, 45 participating restaurants (one of the largest restaurant events in Indy!) will donate 25% of their sales that day to The Damien Center. For an extra feel-good feeling, dine at one of our six Premier Restaurants (Adobo Grill, Downtown Olly’s, Forty Five Degrees, Pearl Bistro, Santorini Greek Kitchen, and The Pita Pit at 1 N Penn) who will donate 50% of your bill to The Damien Center. These funds will be used to support the programs and services offered by The Damien Center, including free and confidential HIV and STD testing, care coordination, a food pantry, housing and financial assistance.
So, which restaurants will be participating in the 2011 Dining Out for Life? Check out our list online at www.damien.org or www.diningoutforlife.com. We’ve got some old favorites like Santorini Greek Kitchen, Amici’s, Metro Nightclub & Restaurant, R bistro, Agio, The Legend Café, and English Ivy’s – some of whom have been participating since the very beginning! We also have some great new places like 501 Eagle, Iaria’s Italian Restaurant, and Served that we can’t wait to try. Many of our participating restaurants have been named a “Best Of” by Metromix. Check out some of the http://indianapolis.metromix.com/best-of-awards. To find a map of the restaurants nearest you, check out the map on our website.
So you want to help even more than eating out? No problem! Individuals can also serve as restaurant ambassadors. It is the ambassador’s job to encourage diners to dine in “their” restaurant the night of 28th, and to be present to tell diners about the event and the good work they’re doing simply by dining out! Information on all these opportunities is available at The Damien Center’s website. (www.damien.org)
For the latest up-to-date information, check out our tweets (@DamienCenter) and Facebook (/damiencenter). We have exclusive online perks, so follow/friend us during and after the event for the latest scoop on The Damien Center.
Support for this event nationally has grown to over 250,000 diners, thanks in large part to the efforts of Dining Out For Life Spokesperson Ted Allen, host of Food Network’s primetime competition series Chopped. Allen will be joined by Pam Grier, actress, advocate and author of the memoir Foxy—My Life In Three Acts. Subaru is the proud Host Sponsor of Dining Out For Life.
We are delighted to have numerous sponsors for this year’s event, including Event Presenting Sponsor Hoosier Park Racing Casino, along with GayIndy.com, The WORD, Entercom Indianapolis, NUVO, Fineline Printing, WTHR Channel 13, Yelp Indianapolis, Just Pop In, The Bilerico Project, and Jockomo’s UpperCrust Pizza.
Kyle Latino is a member of our group, and I’m not afraid to say one of our most talented friends. The reason I’m posting about it is because Kyle has just announced that he is now doing comics FULL TIME. Which is awesome. Our group mostly consists of professional artists and illustrators that happen to have other full time jobs. Kyle is now making comics his full time job and I am JEALOUS.
He is accepting commissions in addition to being active on several projects. Kyle has done coloring work for Johnny Recon #2 over at POPGUNPULP, and is currently working on a project called Black Cobra. And excuse the punny title for this post. It’s because Kyle is launching a new webcomic titled the Neptonian soon, which is obviously filled with underwater adventure, hence, diving in. Check out the previews here! So head on over to Kyle’s site and check out this guy’s work, which I greatly admire. While you’re there, order a commission!
I forgot to mention! You can also find some of Kyle’s artwork in our group’s new comic anthology: Welcome to Indiana. Available for sale right here!
The Indy Webcomics Group will soon be releasing a new comic anthology filled with short stories and artwork from all local artists and writers. The book is expected to be released officially on April 23rd.
Here’s the blurb from the back cover:
“The Indy Webcomics Group was founded in 2007 as a vehicle to connect and promote Indiana’s independant comic scene. IWG is comprised of a diverse group of comic book artists and writers living and working in Indiana.
2010 sees IWG expanding with new blood and new goals, the first of which is this collection of comic art and short stories. Welcome to Indiana is an eclectic mix of styles and genres reflecting the authors’ many influences in today’s graphic media ranging from animation and Manga to the Golden Age of comics.”
We’ll be announcing on this blog as soon as the book is available to buy. And leading up to the book’s release we may post a sample page or two to tease and entice you.
PS. With this post we officially re-launch indywebcomics.com with an updated look and lots more new content on the way.
Editor, Indy Webcomics Group