#DrawYourBookshop Launches on Twitter
London-based graphic novel publisher SelfMadeHero has launched a new social media campaign via Twitter today to support UK bookshops – which are not classed as “essential” and thus unable to open – during the current lockdown.
#DrawYourBookshop is a callout for all artists to support bookshops across the nation with a quick sketch, drawing, or indeed masterpiece, of their local favorite bookshop. The project also aims to help artists reach a wider public.
“With theatres dark, concert venues closed, cinemas silenced, and galleries shut during lockdown, it is time to re-brand our bookshops as an essential service and recognize the existential crisis they are facing,” says SelfMadeHero press officer Paul Smith. “Now more than ever before, in the delayed run-up to Christmas, bookshops need to be seen and celebrated on social media, through all possible means – and the most possible means is through the unique combination of word, image, and print that is comics art.”