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In the News (Mon 22 Jul 19)

Comic Relief was set up by comedians and uses comedy and laughter to get serious messages across, as well as making sure that everyone can have some fun at the same time.
Comic Relief continues to spend money at home in the UK because across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, there are both individuals and whole communities, struggling to overcome poverty, disadvantage or injustice.
Comic Relief is an irregularly held event, televised on HBO, that has raised and distributed nearly $50 million toward providing health care services to homeless men, women, and children throughout the United States.
www.solarnavigator.net /music/comic_relief.htm   (2555 words)

Comic Relief, one of the nation’s most well-regarded and diversely stocked comic book and graphic novel stores, is Kirkman’s final stop on his fall tour, representing his only appearance in the Bay Area this year and his last public appearance until the 2006 Comic-Con International in San Diego.
Comic Relief, now located at 2026 Shattuck Ave (at University Ave., near the Downtown Berkeley Bart Station), features the finest selection in America of graphic novels across all genres, and has hosted numerous artists, writers, and creative iconoclasts over its 18 year history.
Comic Relief is thrilled to bring Robert Kirkman, who has almost single-handedly reinvigorated the monthly comic book, to the Bay Area on October 26 from 6:30 pm — 9:30 pm.
www.comicon.com /cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=37&t=005503   (357 words)

 OFF THE TELLY: Reviews/2005/Comic Relief Night
There are probably statistics hidden away somewhere that reveal precisely how much Comic Relief raises through campaigns and stunts both before and after Red Nose Day compared to how much actually comes rolling in prompted by the latest extravagantly-filmed Rowan Atkinson spoof or shots of a comedian looking mournful in a tin hut in Africa.
This year's Comic Relief Night confirmed, as had been the case in 2001 and 2003 and no doubt further back, that yet again all such things are long long gone.
Comic Relief is now the only kind of TV, Children in Need aside, where people come on screen to do a turn then go off again.
www.offthetelly.co.uk /reviews/2005/comicrelief.htm   (1039 words)

 Teachernet, Charities, Comic Relief
Comic Relief describes its mission as bringing about 'positive change through the power of entertainment'.
Sport Relief: run in association with BBC Sport to raise funds to help children leading tough lives in some of the world's poorest countries and vulnerable people in the UK Dubble: Comic Relief's very own Fairtrade chocolate bar.
Comic Relief is part of the UK coalition of the Global Campaign for Education, along with other charities such as Oxfam and several teachers' unions.
www.teachernet.gov.uk /comicrelief   (332 words)

 Comic Relief for Math and Science
Comic Life has the flexibility and feature set to support the efficient creation of any type of comic – whether it be a single pane editorial cartoon for the web, a three pane comic for a newsletter, a full page Sunday funny, or even a graphic novel.
The layout of a new comic is entirely flexible, starting with a blank page, users may either generate their own layout a pane at a time, or begin with one of the hundreds of included templates.
With Comic Life comes a real potential for children, teenagers and adults to be so satisfied with their efforts that they are eager to share with both their peers and their families.
web.uvic.ca /~tpelton/comicrelief/software.php   (842 words)

 Comic relief, super sized - The Boston Globe
First held in 2002, the day rewards regular customers at most of the area's comic book stores with free titles from both major and independent publishers, with an eye to bringing in new customers of all ages, whether they're just starting out with comics or need a little nudging to get back into the fold.
For 11-year-old Kate that meant Archie comics (favorite character: Jughead); while 9-year-old Nicky picked Spider-Man, who, he said, probably wouldn't play fair if he was involved in something down to earth, like, say, soccer.
Co-owner and cofounder Michael Burke, who like Hodes learned to read by reading comics, said he was happy to see a number of parents come in and introduce their kids to comics, and was also pleased to note that the Free Comic Book Day, and the comic book shop scene generally, has no inter-store rivalry.
www.boston.com /news/local/articles/2006/05/14/comic_relief_super_sized   (724 words)

 Comic Relief
I'm attempting to create a whole series of comic strips, basically within the span of 36 hours.
Comics are a one-trick pony - there's got to be one solid joke and it's got to be good, or the viewer feels cheated and anticipation wanes for future installments.
I had a friend who ran a comic strip successfully (Within a small community, but still) for about a year and a half, with my help on graphics (nothing to brag about).
www.blogs4me.com /needle/23116/comic_relief   (251 words)

 News/Features | Comic relief   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The comic book was invented in 1933, when Max Gaines and Harry Wildenberg, two sales employees at the Eastern Color printing company in Waterbury, Connecticut, discovered that a weekly comic strip could easily be printed and rebound in book form.
Wertham, a liberal psychiatrist, blamed comics for everything wrong with America: juvenile delinquency, crime, race hatred, violence, the incipient rise of fascism, hatred of women, rape, and — of course — homosexuality.
Wertham’s insight into the comic is completely in sync with the ideas of many scholars now working in the fields of queer studies and popular culture.
www.bostonphoenix.com /boston/news_features/top/features/documents/02404906.htm   (1216 words)

 Comic Relief   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
So many parents and teachers have believed erroneously that if a youngster reads illustrated stories, he or she won't be able to cope with books that consist only of words.
Those people claim that comics stifle the reader's imagination because the reader can actually see the characters and the scenes instead of having to imagine them.
During the years I was at Marvel Comics, I received hundreds and hundreds of letters from parents and teachers.
www.edutopia.org /magazine/ed1article.php?id=art_1341&issue=sep_05   (618 words)

 Business: Comic relief?
Comics aren't selling in the United States, he said, because many publishers have put lucrative licensing deals and product tie-ins ahead of quality.
Comic book artists who saw CrossGen's job advertisements were awestruck.
Gareb Shamus, publisher of Wizard: The Comics Magazine, said it's much cheaper to test the broad appeal of a character or story line first via a comic book, rather than investing speculative millions in a movie, television series or toy.
www.sptimes.com /News/051400/Business/Comic_relief.shtml   (1488 words)

 French & Saunders. Comic Relief news
As we speak Comic Relief HQ is busy calculating the overall total raised this year, a combination of the amount raised at the end of Red Nose Day, the donations from all the sponsored events around the country and extra events like the Comic Relief singles.
Comic Relief Does Fame Academy kicked off tonight and time was called on Al Murray's stay at the house.
Comic Relief is a unique charity organisation which funds projects in Africa and the UK.
www.frenchandsaunders.com /news/comic_relief.shtml   (4787 words)

 Comic Relief to Raise Money for Katrina - Forbes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Comic Relief, the celebrity-studded fundraising telethon for the homeless, is back, after an 8-year hiatus.
Comic Relief founder and President Bob Zmuda said the decision to revive the telethon came after he narrowly escaped the wrath of the 2004 Asian tsunami while vacationing in Thailand.
The show marks the ninth major telecast of Comic Relief, a 20-year-old institution that held its last major event in 1998.
www.forbes.com /feeds/ap/2006/11/14/ap3173972.html   (447 words)

 WebWire | Comic Relief 2006, Live Three-Hour All-Star Comedy Event to Help Families in the Rebirth of New Orleans, to ...
Comic Relief 2006, Live Three-Hour All-Star Comedy Event to Help Families in the Rebirth of New Orleans, to Be Seen on HBO and TBS
With Comic Relief’s mission to unite the comedy community behind some of society’s most relevant causes and pressing needs, the Comic Relief 2006 concert will help families affected by Hurricane Katrina in the rebirth of New Orleans, raising funds to help them rebuild their homes and tangibly address causes that kept victims from escaping.
Comic Relief is determined to address these tragedies by benefiting everyone from the elderly to children, and pets."
www.webwire.com /ViewPressRel.asp?aId=19770   (529 words)

 Comic Relief - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Comic Relief is a British charity organisation which was founded in the United Kingdom in 1985 by the comedy scriptwriter Richard Curtis in response to famine in Ethiopia.
The idea for Comic Relief came from the noted charity worker Jane Tewson, then head of a British NGO Charity Projects and was inspired by the success of the first four Secret Policeman's Balls comedy benefit shows for Amnesty International (1976-1981).
Before 1995's song, they were all more-or-less comedy records, mostly involving an actual band or singer and a comedy group.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Comic_Relief   (1752 words)

 Comic Relief Australia - Laughing Matters
The Comic Relief Australia ‘Golden Dollar Promise’ is a genuine and deliberate means of ensuring that every cent of every dollar donated by the public goes towards the relief of poverty, and social or economic injustice in Australia or overseas.
This is achievable because the operating costs of Comic Relief Australia are covered by our generous corporate partners, including ANZ and the Seven Network.
The funds we raise are used to provide desperately needed assistance to socially and economically disadvantaged people, providing funds for organisations and charitable groups working hard for such people both here in Australia and in other parts of the world.
www.comicrelief.org.au /golden_dollar_promise.asp   (130 words)

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For instance, a near-mint copy of "Detective Comics #27," in which Batman made his debut, was valued at $80,000 in 1992 and would return about $300,000 in the current market.
Comics Guarantee Corp. is the standard grading service.
MastroNet: "All Winners Comics #1" garnered a closing bid of $25,901 in an auction near the end of 2002.
www.marketwatch.com /News/Story/Story.aspx?guid={829BDBA0-A6EC-435B-A744-0BE6E6CD1D6E}&siteid=mktw   (958 words)

 Comic Relief does Fame Academy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Comic Relief Does Fame Academy is a spin-off from the BBC's Fame Academy format, featuring celebrities as students.
Therefore one student was put in the final by the public, another by the Judges and the third by the former and current students.
During the Comic Relief show on March 11 (Red Nose Day), Edith Bowman was announced as the winner.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Comic_Relief_does_Fame_Academy   (855 words)

 CNN - Comic Relief 7 - Nov. 13, 1995   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
As with past Comic Reliefs, the show was a who's who in comedy -- a four-hour laugh-a-thon with comic as well as sober reminders of the real purpose of the night.
On the comic side: "I guess the worst thing about being homeless is you'll never really be able to enjoy camping," quipped Paul Rodriguez, while Heather Locklear took the serious side.
Of course, the recently completed "trial of century" was a frequent topic with the comics.
www.cnn.com /SHOWBIZ/TV/9511/comic_relief   (357 words)

 Comic Relief
The first real American superheroes debuted on the pages of comic books in the late 1930s and 1940s, a period now referred to as the "Golden Age" of comics.
He "decided to try and do comics that had a truly 'serious' tone to them" by going beyond "just cool drawings and spaceships." He drew cartoons and a comic strip during his college years, and it was during that time he was approached (by Art Spiegelman) to draw for the well-known alternative comic book, RAW.
Eisner added a seriousness to the industry of comic book making when he established the first "comic art shop," a studio where publishers could contract to have stories written and illustrated (in much the same way that today's movie producer contracts with George Lucas' Industrial Light & Magic to develop special effects).
www.riverdeep.net /current/2001/01/011001_comics.jhtml   (1196 words)

 Free Comic Book Day 2005
At times, the line wrapped from our back counter around our Fiction/Lit/Alternative comics bins all the way to our information station (in the middle of our huge new location) four deep, and at others it was a concentrated frenzy around our back counter.
We at Comic Relief are satisfied with the scattered remnants of our once-proud Free Comic Book Day table setup; but happier still at the hundreds of new readers who have discovered the joy of comics.
Still, this was a day for comics, and all the myriad wonders they contain.
www.freecomicbookday.com /testimonials_2005_stores/test_comicrelief.asp   (235 words)

 Comic Book Resources - CBR News - The Comic Brief
"Comic Relief: The Comic Bookstore is very pleased to be able to offer Bay Area comic readers a chance to meet the talented Robert Kirkman at his only S.F. appearance this year," said owner Rory Root.
Image Comics is a comics and graphic novels publisher formed in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists.
Image comics and graphic novels cover nearly every genre, sub-genre and style imaginable, offering science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today.
www.comicbookresources.com /news/newsitem.cgi?id=6062   (626 words)

Graphic novel creator Grady Klein will be at Comic Relief in Berkeley on Wednesday, June 7th from 7pm to 9pm.
Klein, who grew up in Berkeley, returns to the bay area to promote his book at Comic Relief, one of the nation’s most well-regarded and diversely stocked comic book and graphic novel stores.
Comic Relief is thrilled to bring rising star Grady Klein back to the Bay Area on June 7 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
www.comicon.com /cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=37;t=006688   (401 words)

 The Comics Reporter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Comic Relief has been a leader of the graphic novel revolution for almost two decades, promoting the works of Will Eisner, Art Spiegelman, and other masters of the comics medium, and introducing the country to the works of Adrian Tomine, Daniel Clowes, Eddie Campbell, Jeff Smith, and many others.
In order to ease the burden of the move, Comic Relief will be open every day to offer an unprecedented sale at its old location, with discounts from 30% to 50% off on almost all of the store's merchandise.
Comic Relief will be expanding its hours and is planning a plethora of signings to inaugurate the new store.
www.comicsreporter.com /index.php/comic_relief_finds_new_larger_home   (686 words)

 Comic Relief to raise money for Katrina - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Comic Relief, the celebrity-studded fundraising telethon for the homeless, is back, after an 8-year hiatus.
Comic Relief founder and President Bob Zmuda said the decision to revive the telethon came after he narrowly escaped the wrath of the 2004 Asian tsunami while vacationing in Thailand.
The show marks the ninth major telecast of Comic Relief, a 20-year-old institution that held its last major event in 1998.
www.usatoday.com /life/television/news/2006-11-14-comic-relief_x.htm?csp=34   (416 words)

 Comic Relief - Services Misc Shopping at dooyoo.co.uk
Comic Relief was launched in 1985 from a refugee camp in Safawa, Sudan.
I think the whole concept of Comic Relief is brilliant and I have the greatest admiration for what they do, how they go about it and the benefit they bring to those in the developing world; but it is not enough.
Just to get the numbers in perspective, Comic Relief raises about £20+ million, the British overseas aid budget is in the order of £2 billion.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /services-misc/comic-relief   (370 words)

 start me up!: Steve's Comic Relief goes under the microscope
While Steve's Comic Relief has been considered "friendly" to independent publishers, I like to think of us as being friendly to "good" comics, regardless of the publisher.
While we don't sell nearly as many copies of Matt Howarth's comics as we do of Marvel or DC we believe he is an important voice that should be heard(matthowarth.com).
AS the namesake, if not currently the owner, of Steve's Comic Relief I can assure you that not only do I not distain comics, but am a strong advocate of them as an entertainment, education and social service medium.
www.tcnj.edu /~rgraham/2004/11/steves-comic-relief-goes-under.php   (1105 words)

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