ComicBooks For Kids (CB4K), the charity that provides free comics to children in hospitals and cancer centers, and to the military via their sister organization ComicBooks For Troops, celebrated the first annual CB4K Day with a big announcement: They launched ComicBooks for Kids UK, which will bring the organization’s activities to the United Kingdom.

Titan Comics alumni Chris Thompson and Will O’Mullane are the co-directors of the new charity, which is already registered as an independent entity. 

“I first met Mark when I was at C2E2 in Chicago to represent Titan Comics a number of years ago,” Thompson said in a statement in the official announcement. “He told me what they were doing for kids in North America, and I immediately wanted to get involved. Titan became one of the key supporters of CB4K’s work so, when it came time to launch the UK side of the organisation, he came back to me and I suggested reaching out to Will.”

CB4K also announced a number of awards to industry supporters:

  • President's Award: Funko
  • President’s Award: Paizo
  • Distributor of the Year: Lunar Distribution
  • Retailer of the Year: Hooked on Comics
  • Publisher of the Year: Oni Lion Forge Group
  • Manga Publisher of the Year: TOKYOPOP
  • Influencer of the Year: Noah Levesque for his incredible auctions and Instagram influence

Additional CB4K Awards went to:

  • Titan Comics for their support with a Humble Bundle and more (presented earlier today)
  • Lone Star Comics for consistent support throughout the year
  • Image Comics for their support with a Humble Bundle
  • Philippe Labaune for his art gallery and the proceeds he shares.
  • Pops Van Zant and the Madness Comic Network
  • Russxplode Studios Charity Auctions for CB4K for auctions throughout the year

Several retailers sponsored events to benefit CB4K and were recognized on their Facebook page; they include Vanguard Comics and Collectibles of Land O’Lakes, Florida; Bedrock City Comic Co. in Houston, Texas; Heroes and Fantasies in San Antonio, Texas; and Cape and Cowl Comics of Oakland, California.

For more information, visit the ComicBooks For Kids website.