Kapow! continue to raise money for charity and their latest venture sees a limited-time auction for some special one-off sketches…
ATTENTION PEEPS! We just received the info on more fund-raising efforts by the people behind the Kapow! comic convention. Impact's always happy to support a good cause and this is your chance to own some original sketches from some of the best in the business…
More details below…
Kapow! Art Auction to raise money for Together for Short Lives
Kapow! 2012 which took place in London on 19th & 20th May 2012 asked guest comic-book artists and writers to sketch a character to be auctioned to raise money for Together for Short Lives.
The framed artwork includes sketches and autographs from Mark Millar, Dave Gibbons, Frank Quitely, Duncan Fegredo, David Lafuente, Terry Dodson, Charlie Adlard, Sean Phillips, Doug Braithwaite, Ian Churchill, Chris Weston, Adi Granov, Becky Cloonan, Mike Carey, Steve Yeowell, Glenn Fabry, Barry Kitson, Simon Spurrier, Shaky Kane, Paul Grist, Rob Williams, Jimmy Broxton plus a signature from Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada.
Together for Short Lives is the only UK charity working to help ensure that every child and young person unlikely to reach adulthood, and their family, has the best possible care and support whenever and wherever they need it.
Barbara Gelb, Chief Executive of Together for Short Lives comments, “We are delighted to be the chosen charity for the Kapow! auction. Kapow! took place during Children’s Hospice Week, our annual fundraising and awareness week which culminated in a superhero Friday where we are ask that people dress up as their favourite superhero. Given that some of the world’s best known comic illustrators have drawn hero characters for the auction, the timing of this partnership couldn’t be better.”
She continues, “The money raised at the auction will go towards helping ensure that families make the most of the precious time they have together.”
Bidding is open now until Jun 21st 2012 7am PDT, place your bid here http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=221050674553#ht_500wt_1361
Kapow! 2011 raised over £3,800 for Yorkhill Children’s Foundation through the Guinness World Record Superior comic, in addition to £800 for Glasgow University’s Beatson Appeal and £400 for Comic Book Alliance through the sale of Charity Lunch tickets.