One of the best comic stores that I’ve ever been to is Hub Comics, down in Cambridge, MA. It’s not in our ‘juristiction’ as it were, but it’s in the neighborhood, and if anyone’s headed down to the MA area this weekend, here’s something that you should look in on. One of the co-founders of Hub Comics passed away very unexpectedly, and an auction is being held in his name to help out the store that he founded and his family:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Fundraiser for James Welborn – 7/10/11
Long Beach, NY – July 5, 2011
Team ZombieBomb!, Hub Comics and Bloc 11 Gallery are hosting an art fundraiser event for the family of former Hub Comics owner James Welborn this Sunday in Somerville, MA. James passed away very recently, and we as a community want to give back to his store, his child, and his family. James was very supportive of all our efforts, as well as to the rest of the local comic scene.
Come see us at the Bloc 11 Gallery Sunday, July 10th from 2-6pm to participate in a silent auction featuring work from comic book artists of every stripe who will be coming together to honor James’ memory. With A-list work both on display and available for sale, this is a unique opportunity for art fans to get their hands on some amazing original artwork, and to help a great cause while doing it.
Additionally, Hub Comics will be having a storewide sale all day with savings from 10% to 50% off almost everything in the store. Hub is located right next door to Bloc 11, making Bow Street a prime destination for any comic book and zombie fan within driving distance.
Fundraiser for James Welborn
Sunday, July 10th
Hub Comics – all day sale, 10am-6pm @ 19 Bow Street
Bloc 11 – art auction, 2pm-6pm @ 11 Bow Street
James Welborn, founder of Hub Comics, died on May 23rd, 2011. Originally from Nevada, James came to Massachusetts to work in the computer industry. He always loved comic books, and wanted to raise awareness that comics could tell any story and be read by anyone of any age. He built Hub Comics to be not only a comic shop, but a friendly neighborhood destination for fans, artists, children and families. His smile and gentle greeting of “how’s it going?” will be missed by Union Square.
The [Name Redacted] Trust has been set up to provide for James’ young son. Donations to the [Name Redacted] Trust can be sent to:
National Financial Services, Attn.: Deliveries,
FBO: [Name Redacted] Trust,
100 Crosby Parkway, KC1J Invest, Covington,
Acct. No. WB1-023841.
Their website can be found here.