Alex Ross and JH Williams III Original Batwoman Art at Prism Comics’ Silent Auction at Comic-Con

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Prism Comics

Alex Ross and JH Williams III Original Batwoman Art at Prism Comics’ Silent Auction at Comic-Con

Plus Illustrations by Kevin Keller Artist Dan Parent, Wonder Woman and New X-men Artist Phil Jimenez and More, this Saturday, July 23rd

On Saturday, July 23, from 7:00-8:00pm, Prism Comics will hold a Silent Auction as part of the “Prism Gays In Comics” Mixer in Room 6A, directly after Andy Mangels “Gays In Comics” panel (5:30-7:00pm) at San Diego Comic-Con International 2011.  Auction items offered range from original illustrations by Alex Ross, JH Williams III, Dan Parent, Phil Jimenez, Stephen Sadowski and more; signed items by Chip Kidd, Robert Kirkman, and other top comics professionals; along with one-of-a-kind collectibles from DC, Marvel, and others.

“This is the most exciting selection of items we’ve had since we began our Prism Silent Auction three years ago, and we gratefully thank all of the creators and companies who donated to us,” says Ted Abenheim, Prism’s Auction and Event Coordinator.  We will have items on display at the Prism Booth #2144 through the show till Saturday evening’s auction, so come by, take a look and bid generously!”
Auction items will include:
  • An original painting of Batwoman by Alex Ross
  • An illustration of Batwoman by JH Williams III
  • An illustration by Archie and Kevin Keller artist Dan Parent
  • (All three of the above artworks were created especially for the Prism Silent Auction)
  • Original art pages from Northwest Press’ anti-bullying comic The Power Within, with pages by Phil Jimenez, Stephen Sadowksi, Donna Barr, Carla Speed McNeil and Dan Parent.
  • Autographed books and posters from Chip Kidd
  • Signed books and statues donated by DC Comics
  • “Torchwood” and “Spartacus” goodies from STARZ
  • A copy of the great 75 Years of DC Comics book donated by Paul Levitz and Taschen with signatures and sketches by dozens of great comics creators
  • Books from Image and Skybound signed by Robert Kirkman
  • Matty Collector and Graphitti Designs Comic-Con and WonderCon exclusive action figures
  • Autographed books and items from Marvel Comics, Paul Cornell, Jon Macy, Northwest Press, and others
  • And more surprises!
Proceeds from the auction will benefit Prism Comics’ efforts to provide a networking community for LGBT comics fans and professionals and to the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant.  For information on Prism’s activities at the 2011 Comic-Con, check out “The Gay Agenda” at prismcomics.org/display.php?id=2004.

Prism Comics is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that promotes LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) creators, characters, themes and readers in the comic book field. Along with convention appearances, Prism awards an annual Queer Press Grant, and maintains a website,prismcomics.org, with LGBT creator listings and features on all that’s queer in comics.