The Comicbook United Fund grew out of the Forge Fund, which was a dedicated fund at Binc started by Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group for comic retailers. The Comicbook United Fund is operated by Binc and supported by Oni-Lion Forge, Polarity, DC, Jim Lee, Creators4Comics, and many others from across the industry.
“Little did we know when we launched the Forge Fund that the world would be plunged into such a dreadful pandemic, but here we are, and happy there was a starting point for relief,” said Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group Chairman David Steward II. “Binc and DC are powerful allies who we admire, commend and feel bonded to through this effort. This is an epic team-up in the grand comic book tradition and we look forward to welcoming more publishers to this effort.”
—Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group Chairman David Steward II
About Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group
Founded in 1997, Oni Press is the central imprint of Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group, a premier comic book and graphic novel publisher located in Portland, Oregon. Formed when Oni Press merged with Lion Forge Comics in 2019, Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group publishes a thoughtfully curated line of award-winning original and licensed graphic novels and comic books for readers of all ages through it’s Oni Press, Lion Forge, and Limerence imprints. Notable titles from the Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group include: The Tea Dragon Society, Sheets, Gender Queer, A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns, Scott Pilgrim, Stumptown, Achewood, Sanrio’s Gudetama, and Adult Swim’s Rick and MortyTM.
Polarity is a diversified global media company founded in 2018, with a mission to bring authentic content to a diverse global audience. To create a richer content experience and offering, we believe in the value of embracing diversity and highlighting opposing views and voices. The Polarity portfolio includes Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Company, Lion Forge Animation, Illustrated Syndicate, and Magnetic Press. Find out more at www.polarityltd.com. Polarity on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/polarity-llc/
DC is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics and graphic novels in the world and home to some of the most iconic and recognizable characters ever created. As a creative unit of WarnerMedia, DC is charged with strategically integrating its stories and characters across film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, interactive games, and the DC Universe digital subscription service. For more information visit dccomics.com and dcuniverse.com.
Have questions about how you can help? Get in touch with Binc’s Development Director, Kathy Bartson.
Checks can be made out to “Binc Foundation” with “Comicbook United Fund” in the memo line and mailed to:
Book Industry Charitable Foundation
3135 South State Street, Suite 203
Ann Arbor, MI 48108