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  • 20 Dec 2019 5:52 PM | Veteran Comic Con (Administrator)

    Give to Charities That Bring Joy to Veterans This Holiday Season

    With the Holiday season upon us, many people enjoy giving back to our nation’s Veterans.

    Perhaps it is the gift-giving of Christmas that reminds us how much our Veterans gave to us and makes us want to give back to them.

    At Veteran Comic Con, volunteers and supporters strive to make it easy for you to support our troops. We believe that one of the most powerful ways to help Veterans is to heal them with the power of joy – and we do that through art and comic books.


    The Holiday Season Can Be Overwhelming for Some Veterans
    The sad truth is that many of our Veterans suffer from “invisible wounds” like Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) due to putting their lives on the line for us. These invisible wounds can become even more difficult to deal with during the holiday season.

    Depression is a major symptom of these invisible wounds. Sadly, according to NPR.org, male combat veterans are 18 times more likely to commit suicide than male civilians and female combat veterans are 250 times more likely to commit suicide than female civilians.

    That is why our philosophy at Veteran Comic Con is to heal and comfort these “invisible wounds” with joy and well-being.

    How Veteran Comic Con Promotes Well-Being for Veterans

    The way we give back to Veterans is through the power of art. Constance Pleasant, the founder of Veteran Comic Con (and daughter of a Veteran) uses the power of comic book art to bring joy to Veterans.

    Creating a comic book  gives Veterans the ability to express themselves and explore ideas through art that they may otherwise ignore. 

    The simple act of expression and exploration through art will positively affect a person’s emotions, thoughts, and habits. More importantly, it will help veterans explore their emotions and cope with the stress that comes from putting one’s life on the line for their country.

    In Conclusion, Give Some Joy This Season with the Power of Art

    Whether you’re a comic book fan that believes in the power of art or someone that just wants to help veterans in any way possible – consider helping the fine folks at Veteran Comic Con support our troops this season with the power of art.

    You don’t need to give a financial donation to help either. We would love to hear from comic book artists or volunteers that also believe in using the joy of comic books to heal our Veteran heroes!

    Veteran Comic Con appreciates any and all donations and you will receive our gratitude, a swag bag, and be helping our cause of bringing well-being to Veterans’ through comic book art. Veteran Comic Con is a 501(c)3 non-Profit Organization Tax ID 83-4231867.

    Get in touch with us online at https://www.veterancomiccon.org/Contactor by e-mail at constance.pleasant@veterancomiccon.org

    If you’re interested in volunteering to support Veterans and Veteran Comic Con, visit https://www.veterancomiccon.org/Volunteeror e-mail constance.pleasant@veterancomiccon.orgto learn more.

    To donate, visit
    https://veterancomiccon.org/Donate


     

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  • 17 Dec 2019 2:47 PM | Veteran Comic Con (Administrator)

    3 Easy Ways to Support Veteran Well-Being with Veteran Comic Con

    According to Veterans Affairs, up to 20% of veterans “who served in operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom have PTSD in a year.”

    Knowing that Veterans have given so much to us,
    Veteran Comic Con wants to make it easy to give back and support veterans.

    Veteran Comic Con is more than just a comic book convention, it exists to provide art therapy and well-being to America’s Veterans. Below are 3 easy ways you can support this veteran organization and help veteran find peace of mind and well-being through comic books:

    1. Spread the word about Veteran Comic Con on Social Media

    Social media can be a great way to spread the word about worthy Veteran causes and organizations. In fact, platforms like Facebook allow you to donate directly on their platform now.Veteran Comic Con

    If you’re looking to help support Veterans and Veteran Comic Con, you can do so by simply sharing our usernames with your friends on social media. Veteran Comic Con can be found on Facebook by visiting https://www.facebook.com/veterancomiccon.org and Twitter by visiting https://twitter.com/veterancomiccon.

    2. Donate to our Veteran Organization’s Website

    Not everyone has time to volunteer or share links on social media. However, if you still want to help, consider making a donation to our veterans organization on our donations website: https://veterancomiccon.wildapricot.org/Donate

    Veteran Comic Con appreciates any and all donations and you will receive our gratitude, a swag bag, and be helping our cause of bringing well-being to Veterans’ through comic book art. Veteran Comic Con is a 501(c)3 non-Profit Organization Tax ID 83-4231867.

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    3. Volunteer to Help Veteran’s Well-Being.

    Volunteerism is one of the most powerful ways to give back. Volunteering your time for a Veteran cause is something we greatly value at Veteran Comic Con.

    Whether you’re a comic book artist that wants to teach, a veteran that can provide resources or just want to help in any way you can – then get in touch with us online at https://www.veterancomiccon.org/Contact or by e-mail at
    constance.pleasant@veterancomiccon.org

    If you’re interested in volunteering to support Veterans and Veteran Comic Con, visit https://www.veterancomiccon.org/Volunteer or e-mail constance.pleasant@veterancomiccon.org to learn more.


     

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  • 11 Nov 2019 12:47 PM | Veteran Comic Con (Administrator)

    Comic Books Can Provide Therapy for Veterans

    Military War Veterans and those still in service often suffer from the stress of combat (PTSD), survivor’s guilt, grief, and even brain injury. It’s not uncommon for people suffering to turn to substance abuse to cope, become depressed, or even become suicidal.

    While one should always seek the help of a professional, studies have found that art can be used to help overcome some of these stress related feelings. This type of therapy is called Art Therapy.

    What is Art Therapy?

    The concept of using art as therapy isn’t new, though it may surprise some people to learn how impactful it can be.

    As defined by VeryWellMind, “Art therapy is a therapeutic technique rooted in the idea that creative expression can foster healing and mental well-being” Art allows one to “explore their emotions, develop self-awareness, cope with stress, boost self-esteem, and work on social skills.”

    Techniques used in art therapy can include various artforms. Whether a patient is drawing, painting, sculpting, or creating a comic book - the act of expression and exploration through art will positively affect their emotions, thoughts, and habits.

    Patients do not need to be skilled or have special artistic talents to benefit either. The simple act of creating and expressing one’s self is enough.

    How Comic Books Are Used as Art Therapy

    A relatable way to use art as therapy is through comic books. For example, the non-profit known as Veteran Comic Con offers programs for Veterans and their families to learn how to create comic books as a way to promote well-being.

    Veteran and comic book artist, Anthony Dubose-McCree says “I’m a Veteran myself and whatever feelings that I might be holding in, I’m able to put it on to my characters.” For Veterans, comic books combine artistic expression through illustration, self-exploration through narrative, and community interaction through readership and comic book conventions.

    According to the Journal of Military and Veterans’ Health, through the practice of art therapy, “patients with PTSD experienced at least three significant outcomes: 1) the ability to express thoughts which could not previously be verbalized, 2) improved social relationships which led to reduced social detachment, and 3) a general reduction in re-experiencing, hyper-vigilance and avoidance/ emotional numbing symptom clusters with notable improvements in experiencing less anxiety, being able to control intrusive thoughts, and feeling less emotionally numb.”

    How to Get Involved in Art Therapy

    Given how impactful Art Therapy can be for Veterans, it is important that it is offered to Veterans as early and conveniently as possible. Often, this means you should search for non-profit organizations that operate outside of the VA.

    For example, Veteran Comic Con is a non-profit currently soliciting volunteers to help support well-being through artistic expression. Veteran Comic Con’s programs and activities are designed to be a catalyst that helps community members reach their goals and fulfill their potential.

    In fact, if you are an art instructor, just want to volunteer, or if you’re a Veteran seeking Art Therapy, then you should visit www.VeteranComicCon.org and become a volunteer or member today!

  • 22 Oct 2019 4:45 PM | Veteran Comic Con (Administrator)

    nullAbout Veteran Comic Con in San Francisco, CA

    At Veteran Comic Con, well-being is at the forefront of what we’re working together towards. Our veteran programs and activities are designed to be a catalyst that helps community members reach their goals and fulfill their potential.

    In fact, Veteran Comic Con uses the concepts of Art Therapy to bring joy to Military Veterans and their families thanks to the support from Sponsors and Volunteers.

    Read on to learn how you can help support Veterans and Veteran Comic Con today.

    Calling all Artists

    We believe in the power of artistic expression. If you’re an artist or graphic designer that wants to help support our cause, we’d love to hear from you!

    Contact us online at https://www.veterancomiccon.org/Contact or by e-mail at constance.pleasant@veterancomiccon.org

    Sponsors and Donations Welcome

    If you’d like to help Veteran Comic Con financially, we have opened our Sponsorship and Donation pages.

    Veteran Comic Con is a 501(c)3 non Profit Organization Tax ID 83-4231867

    Donators will receive our Swag Bags filled with goodies to show our appreciation. If you have questions or would like to contact us directly, e-mail constance.pleasant@veterancomiccon.org

    Volunteers Wanted

    Sometimes, the greatest gift can be giving back. Our U.S. Military Veterans have given so much to our country and we want to ensure we give back. Veteran Comic Con Founder, Constance Pleasant MBA, is the daughter of a Veteran and a big comic book fan! Constance knows the joy that comic books bring people and she wants to use the power of Non-Profits and Volunteers to bring joy to Veterans across the country. If you’re interested in volunteering to support Veterans and Veteran Comic Con, visit https://www.veterancomiccon.org/Volunteer or e-mail constance.pleasant@veterancomiccon.org to learn more.


     

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Veteran Comic Con

CONTACT US

American Legion Auxillary
Samuel  L Patterson Unit 198
PO Box 5185 Hercules, CA 94547

Veteran Comic Con is a 501(c)3 non Profit Organization Tax ID 83-4231867

constance.pleasant@veterancomiccon.org

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