Creators 4 Comics Launched to Support Comic Shops and Independent Book Stores

Key names within the comic book industry have rallied to lend financial support to comic shops and independent book stores during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Creators 4 Comics

Comic shops and independent bookstores are in desperate need of financial help due to COVID-19. These stores supported us,

Now it’s our turn to support them!

#Creators4Comics is a group of comic creators who are coming together to help save comic book retailers and independent bookstores by holding online Twitter auctions to directly benefit the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (BINC). BINC is taking applications now and they will start providing direct aid to stores at the end of April.

We need your help! Whether you are a professional in the comics or book industry or a fan — it’s easy to join and make a difference. Ready to be a part of #Creators4Comics? Click here!

With permission, we are borrowing the successful and simple Twitter charity auction format used by #AuthorsForFireys, which raised over $500,000 to assist Australian firefighting efforts.

Click here to make a donation to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (BINC) without participating in an auction.

How does it work?

Creators/people run their own individual auctions by tweeting under the hashtag #Creators4Comics.

Twitter users scroll through the auction items under the hashtag and reply to individual item threads to place their bids.

The winning bidder donates directly to BINC and submits the proof of donation to the auctioneer to claim their item.

Want to skip right to the good stuff up for auction? Just search the Twitter hashtag #Creators4Comics.

What are people auctioning and when does it start?

Our Twitter-based auctions offer everything from signed comics to artwork to unique events and experiences. Auctions last from Wednesday, April 15, 2020 to Monday, April 20, 2020 at 12pm EST under the hashtag #Creators4Comics.

Please let us know if you are auctioning an item by tweeting to us at @Creators4Comics so we can promote your auction!

How do I bid?

Use the hashtag #Creators4Comics to find an item you like and tweet your bid in the thread in increments of $1 U.S. or more. Keep an eye on the thread and make sure you’re the high bidder at the end of the auction!

While the official end time for the auction is Monday, April 20, 2020, at 12 PM EST (New York time) bidders must check each individual auction item for the exact end time. Auctioneers might have reasons for ending an auction early.

Thank you!

Kami Garcia, Brian Michael Bendis, Gwenda Bond, Sam Humphries & Phil Jimenez