Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes

This is a piece I donated for Karen Ellis. It can be found and bid on HERE.
Here is the press release for the auctions:


In mid February, Karen Ellis, the creator of popular diary webcomic
Planet Karen (http://planetkaren.girl-wonder.org/), was made homeless and nearly possessionless by a fire in the apartment above hers, which resulted in the tragic death of the occupant.

The comics community rallied, and thanks to generous donations of
money and equipment, Karen was able to replace some of her art
supplies and find a new place to live. Her gratitude and determination
are recorded on Planet Karen, but she is still unable to replace many
of her possessions.

Girl-Wonder.org is delighted to announce a fundraising auction for
Karen (http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/girlwonderorg_W0QQ_nkwZQQ_armrsZ1QQ_fromZQQ_mdoZ),
thanks to the generous donations of the comics community. The auction runs until 30th March, and includes items as diverse as an "incredibly wordy" Wonderella giftset, handbags, jewellery, an original Phil Noto Black Widow Sketch, and the original artwork of this post-fire Planet
Karen strip (http://planetkaren.girl-wonder.org/index.php?strip_id=616).


juand182 said...

WOW that is a great art piece anyone who get that is a very lucky person.

RAB said...

Awesome. It's a lovely piece and for an excellent cause. Glad to see how well it's doing in the bidding!

I enjoyed Planet Karen for a long time before the fire happened, but the way she's coped with the aftermath has proved that she's a real artist: she's turning it into more art. Intellectually you can understand that losing your home and possessions is bad news, but seeing it expressed in comics form makes it more emotionally clear and immediate. If all these other artists donating work like this helps drive more people to check out her work, that's a good thing in itself.