Cover image for Where we live : a benefit for the survivors in Las Vegas / edited by Will Dennis.
Title:
Where we live : a benefit for the survivors in Las Vegas / edited by Will Dennis.
ISBN:
9781534308220
Publication Information:
Portland, OR : Image Comics, Inc., [2018]

©2018
Physical Description:
331 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents:
Whoa, you're from Vegas? What's that like? / Untitled / All the possibilities of paper / Selling the AR / Go out with a bang / Lee - Haunted / There is no greater love than this / Untranslatable / Involution / Culture / Love and fear / Larime & Sylv - Another day in Paradise / Powerful / Everything after / Jesse slays the dragon / Enough! / A simple twist of fate / Aubri - Six weeks / A primer on the Second Amendment / Why here? / First person shooter / Chad & James - The Recording / Words / Bully / Ghost / Tether / Autumn - Are you OK? / How I live now / The woman and the man / Vegas / Why? / Contacts / Jason - Working the line / Critics / Biography of a bullet / Reconstruction / Everyone knows the answer to solve the problem / Josh - Sing / He was married in Las Vegas / Sticking to your guns / Tenderness / Pieces of a man / Gun violence incidents, January 1 - April 27, 2018 -- Thoughts and prayers / Leala - A helping hand / The hero fantasy / The long flight / What can be done / Sarah & Savannah - Finding Savannah / The watershed / Autopsy / The deadliest man / Stephanie - Date Night / Lucky / N R Yay / The Decision / Daddy's little girl / Jennifer - Ordinary Devotion / Stains / The Range / Shaken not deterred / Bonnie - The Red Light / Mary doesn't dance / Monsters / A father's nightmare / Stopping power / Scott & Heather - The Call / The Bee-man of Orn and the Lightning Lands / Hungry / Daniel - Vegas grace / Half a world away / Amy / Bristlecone in Blue / Remember
Abstract:
"On October 1, 2017, Las Vegas, Nevada suffered the worst mass shooting in modern American history, resulting in 58 deaths and over 500 injured. It broke my heart. Las Vegas is my home. I felt like something needed to be done to help in a unique way."--JH WILLIAMS III, Artist and Curating Editor This "unique way" was the genesis of the WHERE WE LIVE anthology--a riveting collection of both fictional stories and actual eye-witness accounts told by an all-star line-up of the top talent working in comics today. All the creators have graciously volunteered their time and talent to help bring some sense to this senseless act and, in the process, raise money for the survivors and their families.The book will include a variety of perspectives with key themes exploring gun violence, common sense gun control, value of a compassionate society, mental health stigmatization, aftermath of tragedy and how individuals and communities persevere and an appreciation of Las Vegas as a vibrant community.100% of the proceeds for the WHERE WE LIVE anthology will be donated to Route 91 Strong, a non-profit organization.
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On October 1, 2017, Las Vegas, Nevadasuffered the worst mass shooting in modern American history, resulting in 58deaths and over 500 injured. It broke my heart. Las Vegas is my home. I feltlike something needed to be done to help in a unique way." -- JHWILLIAMS III, Artist & CuratingEditor

This "unique way"was the genesis of the WHERE WE LIVE anthology--a riveting collection ofboth fictional stories and actual eye-witness accounts told by an all-starline-up of the top talent working in comics today. All the creators havegraciously volunteered their time and talent to help bring some sense to thissenseless act and, in the process, raise money for the survivors and theirfamilies.

The book will include avariety of perspectives with key themes exploring gun violence, common sense guncontrol, value of a compassionate society, mental health stigmatization,aftermath of tragedy and how individuals & communities persevere and anappreciation of Las Vegas as a vibrantcommunity.

100% of the proceeds forthe WHERE WE LIVE anthology will be donated to Route 91 Strong, a non-profitorganization.


Author Notes

Neil Gaiman was born in Portchester, England on November 10, 1960. He worked as a journalist and freelance writer for a time, before deciding to try his hand at comic books. Some of his work has appeared in publications such as Time Out, The Sunday Times, Punch, and The Observer. His first comic endeavor was the graphic novel series The Sandman. The series has won every major industry award including nine Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, three Harvey Awards, and the 1991 World Fantasy Award for best short story, making it the first comic ever to win a literary award.

He writes both children and adult books. His adult books include The Ocean at the End of the Lane, which won a British National Book Awards, and the Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel for 2014; Stardust, which won the Mythopoeic Award as best novel for adults in 1999; American Gods, which won the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, SFX, and Locus awards; Anansi Boys; Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances; and The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction, which is a New York Times Bestseller. His children's books include The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish; Coraline, which won the Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla, the BSFA, the Hugo, the Nebula, and the Bram Stoker awards; The Wolves in the Walls; Odd and the Frost Giants; The Graveyard Book, which won the Newbery Award in 2009 and The Sandman: Overture which won the 2016 Hugo Awards Best Graphic Story.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Including 95 comics by nearly 200 creators, this massive, powerful volume documents a wide array of voices and stories raised in protest against gun violence, created as a response to the October 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas. Eyewitness Lee Schoeppner's memories of the tragedy are single frames: a bloody cowboy hat, a gunshot, his wife running. "When I think back, I see static images. I guess that's my mind's way of coping," says Schoeppner, whose story is captured panel by panel in "Lee-Haunted." Some entries feel raw and furious, such as "Untitled," a rant from Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers): "Every time we go on goddamn Twitter or Facebook, the world reminds us it's gone to shit! But! None of us know what to do." Other pieces paint historical contexts for Americans' relationship with guns, including "Reconstruction" by Malachi Ward (Expansion), about how African-Americans used guns to defend against white supremacist mobs. But, often, few words are necessary: a heart-stopping page by Mike Mignola (Hellboy) shows a person destroying a machine gun in front of a pile of blood-red skeletons. The figure shouts only one word: "Enough!" The crowd of creators in this packed volume shouts along-enough-with its rallying call to action. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

The graphic anthology 9-11: Emergency Relief raised money for the Red Cross. The recent Love Is Love supported victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting, while Puerto Rico Strong assisted Hurricane Maria disaster relief. Now Las Vegas residents and curators J.H. Williams III (Batwoman; The Sandman: Overture) and wife Wendy Wright-Williams offer a collection of 75 short comics from creators around the world in response to the 2017 mass shooting, the worst in modern American history. Eyewitness accounts, quirky parables and allegories, commentaries from varied viewpoints, and fictional entries about violence, victims, and community comprise this devastating, kaleidoscopic work compiled by former DC/Vertigo editor Dennis, with assistant Michael Perlman. The more than 160 contributors, including numerous comics luminaries-Neil Gaiman, Mike Mignola, Gail Simone, and Fábio Moon as well as curator Williams-present various art styles that collectively exhibit beauty, thoughtfulness, and visceral punch in depicting tragedy and compassion: how "Everything matters. Everyone matters." Proceeds will be donated to Route 91 Strong. Verdict This wrenching and inspiring read deserves prominent display in all public and high school libraries to encourage meditation, understanding, and discussion among everyone willing to look beyond the headlines.-Martha Cornog, Philadelphia © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.