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Cartoonists Create Book To Benefit The American Red Cross

The terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C. on September 11th touched people worldwide, and many cartoonists have turned to art to express their grief. 9-11: EMERGENCY RELIEF is a comic book project to benefit the American Red Cross featuring some of the comic world's leading talents from legendary creators such as Will Eisner to hot new talents such as artist Frank Cho, whos original artwork for the cover of the book recently sold at Baltimore Comic-Con's benefit auction for $5,000, with the money going to the American Red Cross. Artists from all areas of the cartooning world have joined together in this community effort. Scheduled for January 2002 release from Alternative Comics, 9-11: EMERGENCY RELIEF is a collection of these cartoonists' very personal non-fiction accounts of their experiences related to the tragedy. The book will sell for $14.95 and the profits will be donated to the American Red Cross. A book signing tour is in the planning stages. More information about the project, including all of the artists involved can be found at www.indyworld.com/relief.

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