It is important that you read and follow our art and publishing guidelines below if you would like to donate to the auction!
NJ’S SUPERHERO WEEKEND FOR CHARITY IS OCTOBER 4-5, 2014 AT COMIC FUSION IN FLEMINGTON TO BENEFIT “SAFE IN HUNTERDON”
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FLEMINGTON – The 2014 NJ SUPERHERO WEEKEND (formerly WONDER WOMAN DAY) to benefit SAFE in Hunterdon will be hosted by Comic Fusion on October 4-5 in Flemington’s Turntable Junction shopping village. Comic Fusion will auction comic book themed sketches to raise money and awareness for this domestic violence charity. We’ll have some prix fixe prints and raffles of prints, books and more.
Since 2007, Comic Fusion has raised close to $50,000 for SAFE in Hunterdon. This has been made possible by tremendous volunteers and companies such as Oni Press, Gov’t Comics, Periscope Studios, Vices Press and many talented comic book creators. This year we are able to incorporate some donated digital comics as well which will be used on some of the art as unlockable achievements: when milestones in bidding are reaching, that unlocks the prize of the USB to become a reward to the winner bidder on those pieces.
This year Comic Fusion welcomes to the store guest artists Nick Mockoviak, Tom Schloendorn, Charles Wilson III, Donna Gregory, Manda Cantillton, Stephen Coughlin, Joe Caramagna and kitten rescuer/musician Sarah Donner and possibly a couple more guests TBA.
Comic Fusion will also host the STAR WARS costuming groups the 501st Empire and the Rebel Legion, a GI Joe’s Finest division, Batman, Capt. Marvel “Carol Corps” and many other costumed superheroes who will gladly pose for pictures.
The art sketches are auctioned with bids taken via email and in person at Comic Fusion. There are also raffles and door prizes.
“We’re looking forward to making some exciting additions to this year’s event,” said Elizabeth Amber Love, event planner. “Some of our volunteers are putting together special plans for kids’ crafts to bring them a more interactive experience.”
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the comic industry brings awareness about issues of domestic abuse through annual fundraisers like NJ SUPERHERO WEEKEND. Domestic Violence Awareness Month grew from the original 1981 Day of Unity conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Comic Fusion is an independently owned retail shop of comics, gaming and collectibles located in Flemington, New Jersey. They have organized an annual event to raise money and awareness for SAFE in Hunterdon since 2007.
SAFE in Hunterdon is a valuable community resource that provides transitional housing, 24-hour counseling, crisis intervention, legal advocacy and a children’s art therapy program for those affected by domestic abuse.
Elizabeth-Amber Love, Events Coordinator for NJ Superhero Weekend can be reached for interviews at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stacy Korn from Comic Fusion can be reached at email@example.com and (908) 788-0599.
SAMPLE OF SKETCHES FOR THE AUCTION
ART GUIDELINES FOR SKETCHES & PUBLISHED MATERIALS:
- Superhero Weekend for SAFE in Hunterdon domestic abuse survivors’ shelter and services.
- Need the scans of them by Sept 5th to be included on the official Comic Fusion website; actual sketches by September 15th.
- No larger than 11×17
- Based on past auctions: Inked sells better than pencil, color sells better than inked.
- More than one character tends to get more bidders.
- Characters cannot be depicted as sexualized, gratuitous, in a violent act, or in skimpy costumes. Regardless of what we the comics industry is used to, the sketches are representations by association of the shelter. If you have to ask if it’s okay, it’s probably not.
- Be sure to include all your contact information!
Although we were founded as a Wonder Woman Day celebration originally, our market base to reach bidders required us to expand in order to do what’s best to raise the most possible for the charity.
Mainstream superheroes or characters that most people will recognize like Fantastic Four, Justice League, X-Men, Birds of Prey, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Firefly. Couples/groups work great like Black Canary and Green Arrow, The Question and Batwoman, Spider-Man and Mary Jane, Lois and Superman, etc.
Characters should be shown in tasteful pinups or scenes. Again, if you have to ask if it’s okay, it’s probably not.
- No working weapons.
- Nothing horror/scary.
- Nothing too skimpy or revealing.
- Characters should be family-friendly.
- We prefer to not have duplicates of characters since this is a small store event (unless it makes sense like multiple Stormtroopers).
Any behavior/harassment issues should be reported to Bill & Stacy of Comic Fusion immediately.
Visit our history of Superhero Weekend.