Friday, May 15, 2015

Donate and Support Lifeforce Awareness Publications! Raising funds for Publishing and Products!

To Donate any amount to Lifeforce Awareness Comics and receive a FREE Thank You Gift, click the “Donate” button below:



 
(When making a donation, Please enter "Lifeforce" in the "Purpose" section)

We do offer those who donate to us a variety of Thank You Gifts per amount donated:

For a donation of $10 We offer:

1 copy of a Lifeforce Comic Book of your choice and a set of 8 Lifeforce Comics Character Cards

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For a donation of $25 : We offer:

Copy of a Lifeforce Comic Book of your choice and a set of 8 Lifeforce Comics Character Cards +
11x17 Lifeforce team poster

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For a donation of $75 We offer:

Copy the Lifeforce Presents: Awareness and Prevention Topics 4-DVD Set
Lifeforce Comic Book of your choice and a set of 8 Lifeforce Comics Character Cards
(2) 11x17 Lifeforce team and topic posters
Ad Space on our site for community agency,  school, etc. of your choice

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For a donation of $150: We offer:

20 Copies of Lifeforce Comics to be distributed to school, agency, etc. of your choice, 
Lifeforce Presents: Awareness and Prevention Topics 4-DVD Set
Lifeforce Comic Book of your choice and a set of 8 Lifeforce Comics Character Cards
(5) 11x17 Lifeforce team and topic posters
Ad Space on our site for community agency,  school, etc. of your choice

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For a donation of $200: We offer:

Educational 3-book reference set, 
25 Copies of Lifeforce Comics to be distributed to school, agency, etc. of your choice
The Lifeforce Presents: Awareness and Prevention Topics 4-DVD Set 
The Lifeforce Comic Book Series 4-pk Set and a set of 8 Lifeforce Comics Character Cards
(10) 11x17 Lifeforce team and topic posters
Ad Space on our site for community agency,  school, etc. of your choice

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 If you have any questions or wish to donate materials and services to Lifeforce Comics, email us contact information and type of donation at: lifeforcecomics@gmail.com
  To view comic books, publications, news and updates, go to: 
http://www.lifeforcecomics.blogspot.com/

Lifeforce Comics and Publishing is a publishing company specializing in community awareness materials for pre-adolescents, teens and young adults. Among our most popular publications is the Lifeforce Comic Book Series.

Lifeforce is a comic book series that feature stories based on community and social awareness issues. It is the story of a team of teen superheroes who combat social issues in the form of villains. They are given special powers and abilities to do so and with their knowledge, (all of which are provided by a character called Captain Life) they deliver a message of prevention and information to readers. The heroic characters are designed to show the fundamentals of hope and respect for others. They are given diverse backgrounds to help readers relate to their character. The antagonist characters of Lifeforce are made up of characters based on social issues. Villains such as Agent Drug Abuse, Agent AIDS and Agent Bully are designed simply to make identification easier and comparison between other non-community awareness literature or comics distinct.

Our Goals

Money raised will be put toward the cost of production, printing and distribution of our books, and will help us print a larger quantity. (Printing comics is much more affordable per copy with large print runs!) In addition to sharing a great story, our goal is to get copies of the book into the hands of young people through youth centers, health agencies, and teachers' groups. Printing the book in a large print run will help us distribute free copies of the book to people who need to hear its message.
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Originally this series was published by NC Graphics between 1991-1994 with funding from provided by The Chicago Board of Education. The Board approved the printing of 15,000 copies of Lifeforce #1-3, 5,000 of each issue to be distributed to Chicagoland area schools in 1994. Since then, thousands of teens have read and/or read the series in public school health and counselors offices.

Lifeforce has been a source of reference and inspiration to its readers. The series was birthed in 1991 with the vision to help young readers and teens, through comic book art and characters, to remain aware of community and social topics as a means of prevention. Lifeforce Publishing is a collective body of artists and writers that have utilized their talent and time to continue this vision because of its importance to the inner city and its youth. The creators know first hand the struggles teens can go through in school. Most of which, grew up in the inner city and were faced consistently community issues. Our hope is that the Lifeforce Publishing Company and its publications can continue to inspire the youth of today to learn and to set an example of excellence for others to follow.

We rely on the support of readers, schools and community agencies and any donation is welcome.

Thank you

From The Artists and Writers of Lifeforce Comics

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Sunday, December 01, 2013

World AIDS Day / December 1st - Event Profile


World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December every year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. Government and health officials observe the day, often with speeches or forums on the AIDS topics. Since 1995, the President of the United States has made an official proclamation on World AIDS Day. Governments of other nations have followed suit and issued similar announcements.

AIDS has killed more than 25 million people between 1981 and 2007, and an estimated 33.2 million people worldwide live with HIV as of 2007, making it one of the most destructive epidemics in recorded history. Despite recent, improved access to antiretroviral treatment and care in many regions of the world, the AIDS epidemic claimed an estimated 2 million lives in 2007, of which about 270,000 were children.

World AIDS Day was first conceived in August 1987 by James W. Bunn and Thomas Netter, two public information officers for the Global Programme on AIDS at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Bunn and Netter took their idea to Dr. Jonathan Mann, Director of the Global Programme on AIDS (now known as UNAIDS). Dr. Mann liked the concept, approved it, and agreed with the recommendation that the first observance of World AIDS Day should be 1 December 1988.

Bunn, a broadcast journalist on a leave-of-absence from his reporting duties at KPIX-TV in San Francisco, recommended the date of 1 December believing it would maximize coverage by western news media. Since 1988 was an election year in the U.S., Bunn suggested that media outlets would be weary of their post-election coverage and eager to find a fresh story to cover. Bunn and Netter determined that 1 December was long enough after the election and soon enough before the Christmas holidays that it was, in effect, a dead spot in the news calendar and thus perfect timing for World AIDS Day.

On 18 June 1986 KPIX'S “AIDS Lifeline" (a community education project initiated by Bunn and KPIX Special Projects Producer Nancy Saslow) was honored with a Presidential Citation for Private Sector Initiatives presented by President Ronald Reagan. Because of his role in "AIDS Lifeline" Bunn was asked by Dr. Mann, on behalf of the U.S. government, to take a two-year leave-of-absence to join Dr. Mann, an epidemiologist for the Centers for Disease Control, and assist in the creation of the Global Programme on AIDS for the United Nations' World Health Organization. Mr. Bunn accepted and was named the first Public Information Officer for the Global Programme on AIDS. Bunn and Netter conceived, designed, and implemented the inaugural World AIDS Day observance – now the longest-running disease awareness and prevention initiative of its kind in the history of public health.

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) became operational in 1996, and it took over the planning and promotion of World AIDS Day. Rather than focus on a single day, UNAIDS created the World AIDS Campaign in 1997 to focus on year-round communications, prevention and education.

In its first two years, the theme of World AIDS Day focused on children and young people. These themes were strongly criticized at the time for ignoring the fact that people of all ages may become infected with HIV and suffer from AIDS. But the themes drew attention to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, helped alleviate some of the stigma surrounding the disease, and helped boost recognition of the problem as a family disease.

In 2004, the World AIDS Campaign became an independent organization.

Each year, Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI have released a greeting message for patients and doctors on World AIDS Day.
In 2007, the White House began marking World AIDS Day with the iconic display of a 28-foot AIDS Ribbon on the building's North Portico. The display, now an annual tradition, quickly garnered attention, as it was the first banner, sign or symbol to prominently hang from the White House since the Abraham Lincoln administration.

Read More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_AIDS_Day

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World AIDS Day / Awareness and Tribute Video




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Sunday, September 08, 2013

Burka Avenger - Episode 1 (w/ English Subtitles)



The first episode of the Burka Avenger, Season 01. In this episode Vadero Pajero and Baba Bandook conspire to shut down the girls school. Burka Avenger comes to the rescue and saves the day.
 
The series was made using a combination of 3d animation and 2d art. The characters are 3d but all the backgrounds are painstakingly painted in 2d by talented artists. 

CHECK OUT THE MUSIC VIDEO 
 
 
A Unicorn Black production.


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