Comic Creators Raise Funds for Sandy Relief
Numerous individuals involved in the comic book community have taken to the tubes to help raise funds for charity involved with the recent storm Sandy, or raising funds to replace damage they themselves suffered.
Art for Sandy Relief is an effort by Rich Ginter and Jim Viscardi. Viscardi currently works at Marvel in New York, while Rich left Marvel earlier this year to take a job as a digital designer in Disney’s publishing department in Glendale, Calif. Currently their plan is to donate to the Steven Siller Tunnels to Towers Hurricane Relief effort. This charity does a lot of work in the New York and New Jersey area, and they wanted to give the donation to a local charity where they know the money will go to the places that need help the most.
Current works for auction are:
- Amazing Spider-Man #577 page 19 artwork by Paolo Rivera, donated personally by him. If the piece raises $400 or more, he will donate another piece.
- Fear Agent #28 page 22 by Tony Moore and Mike Hawthorne, donated by Zack Rosenberg
- Batman TV Series Villains by Ejay Russell
- Doctor Doom by Tommy Lee Edwards, donated by Pat Loika
- Captain America by John Paul Leon, donated by Pat Loika
If you’re an artist or writer and want to donate something yourself — send over an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. They’ve also set up a PayPal donation site where people can choose any amount they wish to donate at this link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=L2VWUF2NQXKKS
J.K. Woodward also lost everything in the storm. His home was lost along with almost everything we own. He’s currently coming up with some fund raising ideas to get his family back on their feet and into a home where they can start to rebuild.
The first step is to sell some original pages from his work on the Star Trek TNG/DoctorWho: Assimilation2 series. He has pages and covers available through Cadence Comic Art. There are some great deals to be found there if you act quickly.
The second step is to make prints from previous works and commissions to sell as prints. This will be a limited 2 week sale and all prints are signed. You can check out the prints for sale at his site.
Molly Crabapple is donating $40 per print to New York Communities for Change.
The American Red Cross and Indiegogo have partnered to take fundraising to the next level, by empowering people around the world to launch their own fundraising campaigns for Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief.
Indiegog is waiving all fees for these campaigns – 100% of donations will go directly to the Red Cross for campaigns created by November 30, 2012.
Start a campaign and help hurricane victims rebuild and recover today.
If you’re a creator looking to raise funds or another fundraising effort, please contact us and we’ll gladly help promote the effort. You can email us at graphicpolicy (at) gmail.com or Tweet us @graphicpolicy