We Can Be Heroes has just returned from this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego! We joined comic enthusiasts for the festivities and hosted thousands of guests at a number of our own events. Here’s our recap of what happened at Comic-Con 2012.
Firstly, congratulations to all of our All-Star Access pass winners, including @woan and @creese. They enjoyed unlimited access to the Darkness & Light: Art Inspired by Heroes & Villains, Hope & Heroism art exhibition. Check out the photos of the winners (above) at the gallery in San Diego. Thanks to everyone who took part in the competition!
In addition to our All-Star Access winners, over 9,000 people visited the Darkness & Light exhibition while at Comic-Con. Guests streamed through the gallery doors to see a collection of original artwork inspired by the Justice League characters paired with real world photography that depicts the everyday heroes fighting hunger in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya. The one-of-a-kind art and education tour, benefiting the giving campaign, was also attended by singer Chris Daughtry. Chris is an ambassador for We Can Be Heroes – check out the photo of him with the artwork he co-created with Jim Lee, Co-publisher of DC Entertainment. His photo is alongside one with the Darkness & Light art curator Brian Deputy, who put the beautiful exhibition together.
As an ambassador for We Can Be Heroes, Chris has been helping shine a light on the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa. Last week, Chris performed the acoustic rendition of his original single “Rescue Me” for a group of Comic-Con attendees. Earlier this month, Chris re-recorded his hit single to benefit the We Can Be Heroes campaign. You can support We Can Be Heroes and listen to the song by downloading it here on iTunes today!
Renowned LEGO brick artist Nathan Sawaya was also on hand to build a vibrant recreation of Jim Lee’s Batman portrait using standard LEGO bricks at the Darkness & Light exhibition. Sawaya donated his time and the final artwork to benefit We Can Be Heroes. Check out a photo of the event live in action below.
We had a lot of fun at Comic-Con this year and had a great time seeing you all there! Take a look at the conversation about #WeCanBeHeroes on Twitter.
Make sure to come back and visit the blog for upcoming events and activities that We Can Be Heroes will be running in the near future.