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Artists partner with Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington to bring local teen's imagination to life

Date

February 27, 2017

Location

Seattle, WA

Wish recipient to meet several of the artists responsible for making his wish come true at Comicon.

For as long as he can remember, Noah’s life has always been about his vivid imagination—vampires, zombies, and werewolves are a topic of daily discussion. On Saturday, March 4th, all of the fantastic creatures he has dreamed about will come to life on the pages of his new graphic storybook, published as part of Noah’s Make-A-Wish® experience.

Saturday, March 4
Washington State Convention Center
705 Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101

1-2 p.m.
Poster signing at the Bungie Store;
Booth #1001 on the Washington State Convention Skybridge

5:30 p.m.
Panel with Noah and participating artists;
Washington State Convention Center Room 3B

Noah’s story, “Time Wreckers,” debuts at Emerald City Comicon with a panel of acclaimed graphic artists, most of whom he’ll meet for the first time at the event. Without ever meeting or talking to Noah, each artist volunteered their time and talents to making his wish come true.

Axe Cop co-creator and Dreamworks TV writer Ethan Nicolle spearheaded the effort and enlisted help from fellow well-known animators, cartoonists and graphic designers—including Brett Bean (Rocket & Groot), Douglas TenNapel (Earthworm Jim) and Rob Guillory (CHEW). These artists are from all over the world and “Time Wreckers” would not be a reality without their support and contributions.

After Noah was diagnosed with a brain tumor at 14 years old, he started writing down all of the characters and storylines running through his head. So naturally, when Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington asked Noah what his wish was, he wished to turn all these ideas into his own graphic storybook.

Now, four years and a team of over 20 talented artists later, Noah’s wish is coming true. His graphic storybook features 50 full color illustrations and more than 100 pages of imaginative storylines and non-stop action.

“(Noah) purely did it for the joy of writing it,” said Nicolle, “…what excites me is making a project that expresses that kind of joy.

About the Panel Artists

Ethan Nicolle is the creator of Axe Cop, a popular webcomic that he co-created with his brother. Axe Cop has won numerous awards, including Web Comic of the Year award in 2011. His other work includes Bearmageddon, Chumble Spuzz, and a website that features weekly webcomics.

Brett Bean is a cartoonist from Seattle whose work has been featured Disney’s animated television series Slugterra, several books published by Scholastic and Marvel, as well as other work with Nickelodeon, Dreamworks and Riot Games.

Chris Sheridan is a creator, illustrator and designer with a background in film and animation. His works include Motorcycle Samurai and Spacebat and the Fugitives.

Emily Figenschuh illustrates for clients including Wizards of the Coast, Inhabit Media, Carus Publishing and IMPACT Books. She is the author and illustrator of The Explorer’s Guide to Drawing Fantasy Creatures.

Media interested in covering Noah’s wish should contact Jessica Mathews (wrffvpnz@nxjn.jvfu.bet or 206.588.8953) or Ashley Fallick (nfuyrl_snyyvpx@qxparjf.pbz or 212.981.5275) for credentialing information.

About Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington

Since 1986, Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington has granted wishes to more than 6,300 local children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. From granting six wishes in our first year to now 332 this year, we have come a long way but our work is not over yet. With your help, we’re getting closer to reaching our vision to grant a wish to every eligible child by 2020, because we know that wishes matter. According to a 2011 study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can influence the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Every year, one in five seriously-ill children in Alaska and Washington does not receive a wish because they are not being referred to our program. That’s something we can all change. For more information about Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington and how you can share the power of a wish® please call 800.304.9474, visit akwa.wish.org or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @MakeAWishAKWA. 

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Contact

Jessica Mathews for Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington
wrffvpnz@nxjn.jvfu.bet or 206.588.8953 (prior to event)

Donna Verretto for Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington
qbaan@nxjn.jvfu.bet  or 206.890.5364 (day-of event)

Ashley Fallick for Emerald City Comicon
Nfuyrl_snyyvpx@qxparjf.pbz or 212.981.5275

Press Contact

Jeannette Tarcha
Vice President of Communications & Marketing
811 1st Ave #520
Seattle, WA  98104

Phone : (206) 623-5338
Fax : (206) 623-5333
wrnaarggr@nxjn.jvfu.bet

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