Helping the Syrian Crisis with Comic Art

By Joe Glass


There are a lot of awful things happening in so many places all over the world. One that has been getting a lot of attention of late is the crisis in Syria. Deeply affected by the dangerous Daesh group (formerly referred to as Islamic State), each day brings new horrific news. From the mass exodus from the area, to news of food and supplies unable to reach the innocent people trapped inside, one wonders just what can one do?

Well, Emily Owen has come up with one idea to help as much as possible.


Owen has started a comic art auction online, with all proceeds going to aid in the region, via Good Gifts: Help Syrian Refugees, which is providing useful and lasting benefits likes bedding and clothes.

Her initial auction raised £113 and featured work from artists like Jim Bampfield, Jenny Brown, Alfie Gallagher and many more.


A second wave of listings is due to go live on January 19th, and can be found here, featuring work from Chris Imber, Anastasia Catris, Gavin Mitchell and Alex Crawford. And naturally, Owen would welcome any other artist who would like to get involved: you can contact her on twitter (@TomboyPrincess) or email her on

The auction will keep running and keep getting new listings the more donations she gets from artists looking to help, and already there are exciting artists lined up still to be announced, so keep your eyes peeled to the twitter hashtag #SyriaArtAuction



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About Joe Glass

Joe Glass has been contributing to Bleeding Cool for about four years. He's been a roaming reporter at shows like SDCC and NYCC, and also has a keen LGBTQ focus, with his occasional LGBTQ focus articles, Tales from the Four Color Closet. He is also now Bleeding Cool's Senior Mutant Correspondent thanks to his obsession with Marvel's merry mutants. Joe is also a comics creator, writer of LGBTQ superhero team series, The Pride, the first issue of which was one of the Top 25 ComiXology Submit Titles of 2014. He is also a co-writer on Stiffs, a horror comedy series set in South Wales about call centre workers who hunt the undead by night. One happens to be a monkey. Just because.
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