Sunday, September 21, 2008

Hero Initiative fundraiser!

My local comic book store, Main Street Comics, will be hosting a fundraiser for the Hero Initiative! I donated some artwork for the event. If you live in the Middletown, New York area, please stop by tomorrow evening and support a great cause.

Here’s more information from Peter Dolan of Main St. Comics:

Main Street Comics
September 21, 2008

Hero Initiative Fund Raiser w/ Steve Dillon Monday 4-7

Monday (Sept 22) is our big Hero Initiative Fund Raiser with Steve Dillon.

Please join us if you can. 100% of all money raised will go to the Hero Initiative.

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterdays' creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It's a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Steve Dillon is probably best known for his work on the critically acclaimed Preacher, but has also done Hellblazer, Punisher, and most recently, Wolverine Origins and Supreme Power: Nighthawk.

Steve will do head sketches in paperbacks or hardcovers purchased on-site at Main Street Comics for an additional $15 benefiting Hero.

We'll be doing a Tricky Tray/Chinese Auction, with some great prizes. A Chinese auction is a type of raffle with lots of prizes. You can choose what prizes you're interested in, and buy tickets for those specific prizes. A more detailed description is on wikipedia –

Raffle tickets will be $1.00 each, or 15 for $10.00. Winners need not be present to win.

There's over 40 prizes to be won!

Among the prizes offered:

-2 pages of original art from Justice League Unlimited #39

-Complete original art from a 6 page Jughead story

-Signed and numbered (#35/250) set of Brian Wood promotional post cards

-Black Diamond #1 with promo poster signed by series writer Larry Young

-DC Direct action figures

-Michael Turner Identity Crisis #1 Sketch Variant

-Jim Lee Superman #204 Sketch Variant

-and a whole lot of limited promo items, variant covers and other cool stuff!

Come on in and check it out!


Update (From Peter Dolan):

The fundraiser went well. We had a decent turnout, considering it was a Monday. We did about twice a normal Monday's business, and raised over $300 for Hero. We had a Chinese auction, which was a lot of fun, with over 40 prizes being offered. Two of the most sought after prizes were the complete original art from a 6 page Jughead story, and two pages of original art from JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #39. Special thanks to inker Al Nickerson who donated the pages to the auction. Steve was a terrific guest, sharing anecdotes with fans and giving advice to aspiring artists. The event went into overtime, with Steve graciously continuing to sign books in order that everyone who showed up could be accommodated. Thumbs up to Steve, and thumbs up to all who attended! Thanks to ComicsPRO and Hero for making this event happen.



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