Top names in comics & SF join forces to aid Israeli children

Wed, August 23rd, 2006 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

Tampa, Florida-American-Israeli Publisher, Mahrwood Press Ltd. has announced a special project to benefit children suffering from the situation in northern Israel.

BALM IN GILEAD will be a prestige anthology featuring the top names in comics and genre literature. All proceeds go directly toward feeding, clothing and housing children via the Levuneshama (Heart and Soul) Organization in Tzvat, Israel ( http://www.levuneshama.org ).

BALM IN GILEAD combines the efforts of Neal Adams, Jon Bogdanove, Dave Cockrum, Jack Dann, Peter David, Colleen Doran, David Gerrold, Harvey Jacobs, Jeffrey Jones, Michael William Kaluta (cover), Joe Kubert, Stan Lee, William Messner-Loebs, Robin Riggs, Joe Rubinstein, Robert Silverberg, Len Wein and Marv Wolfman. Additional creators will be announced in weeks to come. The anthology will be edited by Clifford Meth.

"We are pleased and proud that some of the most respected people in comics and literature have stepped forward to join this project," stated Eric Mahr, Publisher and President of Mahrwood Press. " Balm in Gilead will provide desperately needed help to children in northern Israel and the book itself will be something that Jews, Muslims, Christians will enjoy."

"The only bright spots in the wake of all this destruction are the unselfish acts of people who just want to help other people," said Clifford Meth. "In light of that sentiment and the talent we've assembled, we anticipate an eventful book."

About Mahrwood Press

Mahrwood Press Ltd. founded in 2004, is a privately held company with offices in Jerusalem, Israel and Tampa, Florida. The company publishes visual publications and prose literature for the English, Hebrew, Spanish and French languages.

For more information please visit Mahrwood Press Web site at http://www.mahrwoodpress.com

 

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