Four years ago motivated by a growing stack of comics he couldnt bear to toss or give to an ARC thrift store (where he worried theyd never again see the light of day) Hughes and a friend began the I feel the need the need to read Comic Book Drive, hoping to inspire creativity, imagination and knowledge in other kids and young adults. Since then, hes collected more than 2,000 comic books and nearly 100 graphic novels for youth at Warren Village (a non-profit facility for single-parent families), the Childrens Hospital and area schools.
It was only supposed to be a one-off thing, Hughes admits, but I thought it was a really great idea, and its gotten a really great response.
Through the end of December, bring your old comics or bargain-bin purchases to Sputnik, 3 South Broadway. Once the new year arrives, youll need to get in touch with Hughes personally at 720-937-0790 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec. 1-31, 2008