If you have been paying attention to the news in the world of comics the last two weeks, you’ve probably seen Frank Cho’s humorous parody drawing of the Milo Manara Spider-Woman #1 cover from last summer. While some have a sense of humor, others did not get the joke.
In response to the backlash, Frank not only produced two more parody covers, but directed the conversation to real issues by selling the drawing and donating the money ($1000) to House of Ruth Maryland, a center that focuses on helping battered women and their children find safe haven from violence and domestic abuse. Despite the online cynics who wrongly believe his gesture is an attempt to buy back favor, Frank is thoughtful and sincere in his desire to make a difference.
We support Frank and will follow the example he has set. Between now and May 1st, all five editions of Drawing Beautiful Women: The Frank Cho Method that are purchased direct from the Flesk website will have all of the proceeds going to House of Ruth Maryland. Help us support both Frank’s right to artistic expression and a charity that truly helps women and families at risk. It’s one thing to create straw men to attack and raise controversy; it’s quite another to step up and help real people in need.
Let’s make a difference!
John Fleskes and the Flesk crew.
Frank Cho Website: www.apesandbabes.com
House of Ruth Maryland: www.hruth.org
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