Bleeding Cool has been keeping you up to date on Love Is Love, the anthology published jointly by IDW and DC Comics which benefits the victims and families of the tragic Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting. The latest, and perhaps biggest names to join the list of contributors are J.K. Rowling and Jim Lee, via a pinup drawn by Lee featuring Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, and Albus Dumbledore. The image was drawn by Lee and colored by Mark Chiarello, and officially sanctioned by Rowling, with quote from her book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The news was revealed in a New York Times feature on the book.
As Lee points out in an Instagram post, it’s a “first of it’s kind” drawing, as Rowling has never sanctioned Harry Potter comic books.
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Check out @georgegustines lovely article in the @nytimes in which my "Love is love" contribution is revealed. This first of a kind illustration was done with #jkrowling's blessing, inspired by her quote: “Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.” –The Goblet of Fire #harrypotter #Loveislove is an amazing anthology and collaboration among so many of comicdom's finest talents with all proceeds going to the victims, survivors, and their families of the Orlando shooting tragedy via EQUALITY FLORIDA. I want to thank @idwpublishing editor #SarahGaydos and @dccomics Vertigo group editor @jamie_s_rich for their tireless work in making this book a reality. The full uncropped image available in the book in stores 12/28. Colors by the magnificent @markchidc!
Organized by Mark Andreyko and available for preorder here, Love is Love hits stores on December 28, with proceeds benefiting Pulse victims through the organization Equality Florida. Lee and Rowling join along list of creators including Phil Jimenez, Steve Sadowski, Paul Jenkins, Mike Carey, Matt Wagner, Marguerite Bennett, Aneke, Damon Lindelof, Patton Oswalt, Steven Orlando, Rafael Albuquerque, Jason Aaron, Jason Latour, James Asmus, Ming Doyle, James Tynion IV, Cecil Castellucci, Brandon Peterson, Jesus Saiz, Olivier Coipel, Leinil Yu, Elsa Charretier, Cat Staggs, Steve Orlando, Brian Michael Bendis, Emma Vicelli, Kieron Gillen, Various, Dennis Cowen, Paul Dini, Ming Doyle, Ed Luce, Jay Edidin, Michael Oeming, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Stephen Byrne, Dan Parent, and as also revealed in the NY Times article, Matt Bomer, Taran Killam, Michael Avon Oeming and Morgan Spurlock.