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Back To The Future IV: The Fundraiser


OCTOBER 21, 2015
The Radler in Chicago

We’re going back to the future! Celebrate one of the greatest movies every made with a Back To The Future themed party held on THE DAY Marty went back to the future. This will benefit Reading With Pictures, a comic books and literacy nonprofit.

We’ll have:

– A sausage and pretzel bar (included in ticket)
– Drink specials (2 drinks included in ticket, cash bar available with all tips going to RWP)
– An 80s costume party with prizes
– Raffle with great prizes from local businesses like Wormhole Coffee, The Neo-Futurists, and more!
– Live auction with amazing items like a LEGO DeLorean set, BTTF2 poster, and original soundtrack from the movie

All of this will be held at The Radler and will feature the release of Arcade Brewing’s special time travel themed Double IPA “Heavy.”

Comics Uniting Nations project update

Dear Friends:

We want to thank each and every one of you for your support in our Kickstarter campaign.

We set the bar extremely high for ourselves, and despite the generous pledges of our backers and some truly heroic efforts by the Reading With Pictures team, our contributors and our nonprofit and publishing partners, we just weren’t able to clear that bar in time.

But this does NOT mean that the Comics Uniting Nations project is finished. Far from it! Thanks to our recently-secured partnership with The World’s Largest Lesson, we will be helping produce a special comic designed to introduce the UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development to millions of students all over the world. We will also be facilitating the production and distribution of single-page comic stories donated by talented and passionate comic creators from around the globe.

We had hoped to do more, but we’re still bringing high-quality educational comics to an enormous number of students all over the world, and that is an incredible victory – one that wouldn’t have been possible without your support.

And if you would still like to contribute to the success of Comics Uniting Nations, you are invited to make a tax-deductible donation to Reading With Pictures by clicking here. All funds received through this link will be earmarked specifically for the Comics Uniting Nations project.

Thank you all so much for your continued support of this cause to bring free, high-quality educational comics to children all over the world.

Onward and upward!

Josh Elder
Founder and Executive Director
Reading With Pictures

2015 – an exciting year ahead!


We’re very excited about what has happened in 2014 and look forward to sharing all the great news and programs with you as we move into 2015. Reading With Pictures is about to launch the largest collection of comic book literacy materials the world has seen. Our organization has big plans and we need your help!

With your support, our organization plans on:

  • Spread the word on “Reading With Pictures: Comics That Make Kids Smarter”
  • Help teachers with awesome lesson plans, like this free one from Andrews McMeel
  • Launching a comic book recommendations and reviews section to our searchable database
  • Continue to showcase how comics can work in the classroom at workshops around the country
  • Hire a staff member to implement our after school program
  • Continue our internationally acclaimed workshops around the globe

Stay tuned for even more good news and donate today to help support our mission!