Comic book publisher Mad Cave Studios has created the Comic Book Retailer COVID-19 Relief Fund, with the goal to help out local comic book shops that are struggling in these turbulent times. Many businesses, especially comic shops, are already feeling the repercussions of the city and state shutdowns following the global pandemic.
At this time, eople are encouraged to take common-sense precautions to prevent the spread of all infectious diseases, including COVID-19. These include washing hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds at a time, avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, avoiding close contact with people who are ill. People are asking being asked to cover their mouths and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched. In addition to these precautions, the CDC is now recommending people stay home, social distance themselves from others and avoid gathering of more than 10 people.
Mad Cave Studios is an independent comic book publisher based out of Miami, Florida that was established in 2014. Mad Cave has published five series, Battlecats, Midnight Task Force, Knights of the Golden Sun, Honor and Curse and Show’s End.
This fundraiser will provide a one-time donation to comic shops across the U.S. to help mitigate health risks, keep their employees on payroll, and ultimately keep the lights on. The funds will be evenly distributed to those retailers in need, making sure that the most affected by this crisis receive help.
To donate or to learn more about the Comic Book Retailer COVID-19 Relief Fund, visit GoFundMe for more information. Help spread the word with the hashtag #ComicRetailerReliefFund and let’s make sure that comic shops get the help they deserve!