Comics Are For Everyone.
I do not see the organization being a non-profit for at least the first year of its existence, as I have to tie up loose ends with FoL and then there is a long process to become a non-profit. But this organization will include an awards ceremony, and the first one will take place in 2011. If we can work with one or more preexisting comics charities or charitable causes and help them raise money that year, that would be great.
While the organization only has 5 goals to its cause, they are quite beefy, almost daunting.
1. Return Comics To The Masses
2. Create Tomorrow’s Heroes & Icons
3. Increase Opportunities For Comic Creators
4. Eradicate Sexism/Racism/Homophobia/Ageism in Comics
5. Give Back To The World
Wow. Just Wow. It’s sort of a comic revolution. Along with the goals, C.A.F.E. will oppose discrimination and encourage unity,
educate current and aspiring comics freelancers, promote the work of young and young-at-heart creators, reward diversity in comics with both recognition and awards, lobby for the creation of more new characters instead of the same retreads, organize comic professionals and fans in the support of charitable enterprises, and spotlight comics in genres other than superheroes: children’s, crime, romance, sci-fi, western, etc.
This seems like such a task, but I for one, am all for this.