Shots Fired Raises Funds To Help End Gun Violence In America
by James Ferguson
Comicker Press is returning to Kickstarter with Shots Fired, a revamped version of the comic anthology formerly known as Every Day. The comic will raise funds for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and the Community Justice Reform Coalition to help end gun violence in America. The Kickstarter campaign will pay for the printing and shipping of the anthology. Once printed, all proceeds from additional sales will go directly to these two charity organizations.
Comicker Press co-founder Sean E. Williams says:
Since Kickstarter campaigns are all-or-nothing, when it became apparent that our last one wasn’t going to reach its goal, we decided to regroup and try again as quickly as possible. This issue is too important to not do this book, and the stories the creators are telling are truly unparalleled and need to be read.
Kickstarter is not easy and it’s refreshing to see Comicker Press re-examine its strategy before taking another crack at the platform for Shots Fired. In an effort to keep the budget down, the comic is capped at around 168 pages and shipping will be limited to the United States. A Kickstarter exclusive limited edition hardcover version will be available as well.
With these factors combined, we feel this version of this anthology is much more achievable. We’ve also got some surprises and stretch goals in mind, once we reach our target.
The talent collected for Shots Fired is pretty impressive. Just take a look at these names: Scott Snyder, Kelly Thompson, David Lafuente, Phil Hester, Ariela Kristantina, Jamal Igle, Devin Grayson, Joe Keatinge, Doselle Young, Marguerite Sauvage, Ron Marz, Stuart Moore, Shannon Wheeler, Steven Grant, Roger Langridge, Matt Miner, Ray Fawkes, CW Cooke, Alex de Campi, Carla Speed McNeil, Kelly Williams, Emma Beeby, and more.
Brendan Wright, editor of Shots Fired says:
We simply couldn’t just watch anymore as our fellow human beings are senselessly killed on a daily basis. 96 people per day. That would make every single day the worst mass shooting in the US in modern times—by 38 people. To put that into another perspective, as of today the Washington Post has counted 1165 people killed in mass shootings in the US since 1966. So between suicides, accidents, crime, law enforcement, and other causes, there are more people killed with guns in two weeks in the US than in all the mass shootings over the last fifty years combined.
The Shots Fired Kickstarter campaign will run through July 16th, 2019.