SUPERHERO WEEKEND is a 2-day celebration at Comic Fusion in Flemington, NJ. Oct 29-30, 2011. Activities include the comic art auction, raffles, exclusive purchases, photo opportunities with costumed heroes, and a chance to meet some of our artists.
Each year, Stacy and I attend as many conventions as possible on our meager budgets to spread the word about our fundraiser. This is the sixth year that we’re relying on the comic book community of creators, fans and publishers to help us out. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It’s overshadowed by the cancer fundraisers and it’s a subject most people aren’t willing to discuss. To read a little about why we do this, I created a post with some data about NJ’s crime statistics and real life stories.
We’re off to a great start. The following artists have already donated: Herb Trimpe, Neil Vokes & Tom Schloendorn, Ken Branch, Mike Lilly, Michael Golden, Tyler Kirkham, Jake Warrenfeltz, Dave Ryan, Arthur Suydam, Chris Flick, Ethan VanSciver (though he promises me more!), Doug Baron, Frank Kadar, Bonk, Khoi Pham, James Nguyen, the Fraim Brothers, Michael Dolce, and Donna Barr. Stacy is hosting the facebook gallery on her personal profile as well as at the official site.
The items in the past that have fetched the largest bids have been colored mixed media on bristol board 11 x 17. We’ll accept inked and penciled sketches, prints, signed books and original comic book pages. We prefer the subject matter is suitable for all ages, non-violent (weapons-free) and not inappropriately gratuitous. In other words, not everyone’s idea of female empowerment is T&A with costumes having thongs up the butt.
Please include: your name, mailing address, email, website and a scan of the donation if possible because we don’t have a good scanner and need a .jpg to add to all the galleries.
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1st
We also have contributions from Fred Bonaugh of autographed memorabilia from CASTLE’S STANA KATIC and comedic actor PATTON OSWALT. We have some new items signed by the casts of GLEE and BIG BANG THEORY.
If you’re interested in being one of our costumed guests please let me know so we can start building a roster. You can SIGN UP AT FACEBOOK if you want to be part of our group of costumers. Guidelines for dressing up are at THIS facebook event (you may need to expand the description).
ARTISTS ON LOCATION:
* NEIL VOKES
* TOM SCHLOENDORN
* NICK MOCKOVIAK
* CHARLES WILSON III of The Stuff of Legend
* KEN HAESER of The Living Corpse
* CHRIS FLICK of Capes and Babes
* JK WOODWARD of Fallen Angel, Everlast
* JAMAL IGLE of DC Comics