Comic Creators are Coming together for a Twitter Charity Auction to Benefit Comic Shops

Creators 4 Comics

A group of over 120 comic creators are launching an effort to raise money to help benefit comic shops. Creators4Comics was organized by Sam Humphries, Brian Michael Bendis, Kami Garcia, Gwenda Bond, and Phil Jimenez.

Beginning April 15 and running through April 20 head to Twitter to follow the hashtag #Creators4Comics and join in on the auction. Comic Books, artwork, and one-of-a-kind experiences are all on the block. Money raised will benefit the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (BINC).

Creators named as participating in #Creators4Comics include Kelly Sue DeConnick, Marv Wolfman, Geoff Johns, Joe Hill, Scott Snyder, Shannon Hale, Tom King, Gene Luen Yang, Danielle Paige, Jason Aaron, Mark Guggenheim, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Gabriel Picolo, Gail Simone, Brad Meltzer, Ryan North, Paul Levitz, Jeff Lemire, David Mack, Greg Rucka, G. Willow Wilson, James Tynion IV, Cassandra Clare, Mariko Tamaki, David Pepose, and many more.

If you’d like to join the effort or learn more, you can do so at the effort’s website.

The auction is simple:

  • Creators will run their own auctions tweeting the item to be bid on with #Creators4Comics
  • You can scroll items being auctioned on Twitter and reply to the individual item placing your bid.
  • The winning bid then donates to BINC and shows their donation receipt to the auctioneer to claim the item

Numerous creators have turned to auctions to help shops. Jim Lee and Rob Liefeld have held a number of auctions raising $10s of thousands and will likely raise well into the six figures when the effort is done. Lee is also auctioning items to raise money for BINC while Liefeld’s benefits specific comic shops.

Stores looking for help can go to the BINC website for more information about their relief efforts.