FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
G. Scott Tomlin,
Comics for Community, Compassion and Culture (C4C3)
Seattle Comic Book Retailer Goes Non-Profit
Seattle, WA, February 13, 2017. Seattle comic book store, Comics Dungeon, Inc., has made the change to leave behind its for-profit status to become a fully non-profit corporation.
Comics Dungeon, Inc will be changing its name to Comics for Community, Compassion and Culture, C4C3. “After being part of the community for over 25 years, we wanted our focus to be giving back to the very community that built our success,” said Scott Tomlin, C4C3’s president. The Comics Dungeon retail store name will remain the same.
C4C3 will be raising money to bring more comics and graphic novels to libraries and the classroom. “Our goal is to encourage more willing readers, including English language learners, and across many topics and genres” says Lainie Tomlin, the company’s vice president.
One hundred percent of all profits will be given to schools, educators and libraries through the new C4C3 grant program. Initially the profits will come from the operations of the Comics Dungeon, their retail store in Wallingford, just outside of the University District, but C4C3 will also have fundraising programs and accept cash donations along with comic and related donations.
The Tomlins have owned and operated the Comics Dungeon for over 11 years of its 25 years of operation, Scott is a long-time Microsoft veteran and recently is founding his 2nd tech startup. Lainie has worked with several other non-profits in leadership roles including Girl Scouts and the PTSA. Joining them on the board of directors are Kazu Kibuishi, 15-year comic creator of the bestselling Amulet, Flight and Copper series, Rob Salkowitz, educator, columnist and author of Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture”, Tracy Williams, education activist, experienced educator and curriculum director in Washington state public schools at Walla Walla School District, Spokane School District and Seattle Pacific University.
“If you can read, you can learn and accomplish anything”, says Scott.