Last year at this time, Lora Innes created the Comic Creators Alliance to fight the growing problem of Human Trafficking aka slavery. It’s a secret problem that most people don’t realize is going on–in the world at large and yes, here in the United States. Human Trafficking is a sanitized term that simply means slavery. UNICEF estimates there are 27 million slaves in the world today– that is more than twice the number during the entire Trans-Atlantic Slave trade in the 18th and 19th centuries. Today most of victims are young women, sold into forced prostitution.

Last year’s drive raised over 10,000 for National Human Trafficking Awareness Day! Not too shabby, but we’re hoping to do even more good this year. If you’re a creator and would like to participate this year, visit the website for details and send and email to: . If you are a comic reader, send an email to your favorite creators and ask them to participate! We’re hoping to top last year’s number of participants. Tweet about this, blog about this, write about it in forums, link to it on Facebook, let’s just get the word out!

Naturally, I’ll be contributing art to the wallpaper that will help generate donations on January 11th, National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.