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Inspired by Batman: Artists Assemble to Thwart Evil

Jenna D. 07/24/2012 Reviews

After the horrific shooting at the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado, heroes are rising. Fourteen artists are channeling the Dark Knight and will be doing 10 dollar Batman prints, all the proceeds of which, will go to The New Venture Fund. The New Venture Fund supports families and victims of the shooting.



The Dark Knight RisesIn response to one maniac’s attempt to manifest The Joker in The Real World, fourteen local artists channel the spirit of The Dark Knight.


In Aurora, Colorado, during a midnight screening of the new Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises”, a man dressed head-to-toe in bulletproof, black body armor opened fire on a crowd of 70 people standing in line to see the flick.


12 were instantly killed (including a 6 year old boy).  59 were critically injured.


When apprehended, the shooter identified himself as “The Joker”.  Law Enforcement officials searched his home for evidence, and found it rigged with explosives.  At the time of this email, they still haven’t disarmed them all.


One guy inspired by The Joker did all of this.


…so imagine what a group of people inspired by The Batman are capable of.


This Wednesday (July 25th), fourteen artists are going to set up shop at Heroes and Villains and do $10 sketches of Batman for folks–the entirety of which will go to The New Venture Fund, a charitable organization dedicated to supporting the victims & the families of the victims of the Aurora tragedy.


Those artists are:


Ryan Huna Smith 12pm-2pm

Greg Mannino 12pm-2pm

Adam Rex 12pm-3pm

Jenn Corella 12pm-3pm

Dadicus 2pm-8pm

Ernie Najera 2pm-8pm

Brian Augustyn 2pm-8pm

Eric Schock – 3:30pm-7pm

Clay Lewis 3:30pm-8pm

Hannah Nance Partlow 4pm-6pm

Jason Pedersen 4:30pm-6pm

Liz Danforth 5pm-7pm

Ross Demma 5pm-7pm

Arnie Bermudez 6pm-8pm


In addition to the $10 sketches, there will be several Batman-related pieces up for auction, and $2 memorial ribbons (again, the entirety of which goes towards The New Venture Fund) created by Jason Pedersen.


To donate via telephone, please call 520-321-HERO with your credit card information.


Heroes and Villains has been voted “Tucson’s Best Comics/Games Shop” by the readers of The Tucson Weekly for the past three years in a  row.


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Jenna D. is an avid fan of graphic novels and Batman. When she's not writing, singing, reading or getting educated you can find her on twitter or facebook.

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