Draw the Line

By Myfanwy Tristram

Over 100 comic artists present positive political actions anyone can take

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Where Draw The Line's profits are going

Thank you so much to everyone who's already pledged for the Draw The Line book and got us off to a really good start! Over the next few weeks, while we continue to crowdfund, we'll be adding a few more reward options such as original artwork from more of the Draw The Line artists. Don't worry if something pops up that you wish you'd known about before you pledged - you can change pledges at any time before we reach 100% funding and the book goes into production.

But here's the really important news, in case you hadn't heard it via our various social media channels: all creator profits from Draw The Line are going to go to the charity Help Refugees.

This charity was chosen in a vote by all the Draw The Line artists. I was really pleased when I counted up the results, because although all the charity contenders were worthy, Help Refugees in particular reflects the project in a few important ways. First, it operates right across Europe, within many of the countries that our artists come from. Secondly, it's a non-political, non-partisan charity which gives help to those who need it most. And thirdly, of course, the Draw The Line project contains several practical actions specifically aimed to help refugees and displaced people, including the lovely image by Karrie Fransman that we've used across so much of our press coverage and social media.

What do I mean when I say 'all creator profits' go to this charity? Well, just like any publishing house, Unbound divide profits between their authors and themselves. In the case of Draw The Line, it's the author's portion that will be going to Help Refugees.

I hope you agree it's a really worthy cause - and if so, please do help spread the word about the project among friends, family and colleagues so that we can really maximise the good that we can do.

Meanwhile, you may like to follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram where we're posting images from Draw The Line every day. Shares and reposts really help us to reach a wider audience too. Thank you for all your support! I'll be in touch again soon with more updates.


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