Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Jolene Houser Support Book



     "On her way to the convention Saboten-Con, artist Jolene Houser was in
a car accident. She had a fractured skull, 17 stitches in her forehead,
6 staples on her elbow from a large laceration, and a fractured #1
vertebrae. During the show, all the fans and staff were very supportive
and sent their well wishes the best they knew how, but that got some of
us thinking. Why stop there? To show our support for Jolene and her
amazing talent, we've put together this sketchbook. All profits will be
given to Jolene to help with various bills stemming from the accident
and her medical care."

~ David Doub, author and publisher, Dusk Comics

Comic book artists are a special breed, and Arizona native Jolene
Houser, who has been a comic book fan ever since she got her first
taste of Witchblade and Sailor Moon , is no exception. This serious
student was studying all forms of art in order to advance her skills and
further her work in her Arizona studio when she was in a serious car accident
she is still struggling to recover from.

To help with the inevitable medical bills, co-artist and friend David
Doub, author and publisher of Dusk Comics, organized their fellow
artists to put together the Jolene Houser Support Book. The book's
goal is clear. As the title page says, "We can rebuild her. Better.
Faster. Stronger. Starring Jolene Houser as the Bionic Artist."

This outpouring of love and respect contains 32 pages of sketches drawn
by 17 different artists, and all proceeds from net sales go directly to
Jolene. Doub notes that the book, available online through Amazon and
Barnes and Noble, is POD and will not run out of stock.

Also, since Jolene drew one-third of the illustrations for volume 2 of
Doub's vampire comic creation Dusk, Doub is donating these proceeds
(from online sales or orders through Ingrams) to her as well through
May 31, 2011, though he notes that the support book will continue to be
sold, with all proceeds going to Jolene, for as long as needed.
"Artists have to pull together and help each other," he says.

In Dusk (Vol. 2), Doub's protagonist, Eve, is still in a trap of her
own devising, trying to find her place in a horrid supernatural world
that doesn't want her. She thinks she loves a vampire, but maybe she's
just addicted to the power of his blood? Notes Doub, "Eve encounters
everything from zombies to demons, and the morality of her life is
always murky at best."

For more information on the Jolene Houser Support Book or Dusk (Vol.
2), contact

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