J.K. Rowling Approves Pro-LGBT Harry Potter Drawing for Pulse Orlando Fundraiser Comic Book
To help the victims of the the June 12 shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, openly gay comic book writer Marc Andreyko helped create a 144-page comic book anthology entitled Love is Love.
The book, which costs $10 and comes out on December 28, includes contributions from celebrities like openly gay actor Matt Bomer, comedian Patton Oswald and a J.K. Rowling-approved illustration by Jim Lee featuring Rowling’s famous boy wizard, Harry Potter. In the drawing, Potter’s closest friends and his gay former headmaster Albus Dumbledore casting a rainbow-colored spell over a Dumbledore quote from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire which reads, “Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.”
Bleeding Cool News noted that Lee’s illustration that is a “‘first of it’s kind’ as Rowling has never sanctioned Harry Potter comic books.”
All the material in Love is Love was donated by the writers, artists, and editors with all proceeds going to Pulse victims, survivors, and their families.