The first YOU ARE NOT ALONE was our most ambitious project to date. A nearly 200 page anthology featuring stories about abuse, bullying, depression, homophobia, racism, violence and other issues plaguing our youth.
In the Fall of 2013 I was honored to take home the award for Comic Book Creator of the Year (representing all of those who helped make this book a reality) by Geekadelphia and the Philly Geek Awards for the work done on YOU ARE NOT ALONE
A second volume of YOU ARE NOT ALONE is set to be released this Fall but as we learned from the submissions from both books and positive reaction, there are so many stories that need to be told and shared. So many more people that could be reached by a project like this.
We want to do something different for YOU ARE NOT ALONE 3. We want this book to be written by the young people who have been affected by the bullying and ignorance and hate and shame. Those who have witnessed for themselves or experienced this first hand.
If you are a teacher, a social worker, a leader in a youth organization we want to hear from you and get the information out to the kids you help and work with and help them through the submission process.
This is not a political statement. This is a statement of being good to your fellow man. This is about the children who are ridiculed or worse because of the color of their skin. Their sexual orientation. Their mental capacity. Their weight. Their interests. This is about the children who no longer feel safe going to the movies or to school. This is about the millions of kids who suffer abuse and suffer in silence thinking that no one cares.
With these books we hope to give people the means to get help and know what to do should they ever witness or face such situations themselves.
If you are interested in learning more about how you can get the word out about YOU ARE NOT ALONE 3 please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are just a few of the comments on the book-
YOU ARE NOT ALONE- IN THE NEWS
COMIC BASTARDS 5/5 REVIEW-