When Signatures Can Be Child’s Play

Jason Fulton writes;

It’s that time of year again when everyone digs deep in their own way to give a little or a lot of love to a charity that is near and dear to our hearts, Child’s Play. Last year was the second year that the Penny Arcade Forums community tried this, resulting in just over $17,000 raised for Child’s Play. Bidding runs from Friday, February 15th (at 9pm EST) to Sunday, February 17th (at 9pm EST).

This year, there’s a variety of different comic swag up for auction (Absolute Sandman Vol 1 & 2 for example), including the last remnants of my comics collection. Here are a few of the highlights:

History of the DC Universe Hardcover, published by Graphitti Publishing in 1988. Signed by Mike Grell, P Craig Russell, Julius Schwartz, Murphy Anderson, Art Adams, George Perez, Mike Gold, Howard Chaykin, Marv Wolfman, Mike Kaluta, Curt Swan, Matt Wagner. This is a book that I took around to various conventions in the late 80s/early 90s.

Darrow Comics & Stories, published by Aedena in 1986. Signed and sketched by Geoff Darrow. Also includes 11″x17″ art print, also signed by Darrow. Note – some damage to binding – would grade as “Fine” condition. I purchased this at the 1994 Chicago Comic-Con. I think Geoff was trying to send me a message with the sketch (I’m sure I was an especially annoying 15 yr old at the time!).

The Art of Jack Kirby, published by Blue Rose Press in 1992. Signed by Jack Kirby and Ray Wyman, Jr. Includes “Jack Kirby Art Tour” bookplate and 18″x24″ “Jack Kirby Art Tour” poster. Purchased from Bud Plant’s mail order service in the early 90s.

Black & White: Alex Toth Sketchbook, published by Auad Publishing in 1999. Signed and numbered by Alex Toth and Manual Auad. #263/500.

Anyhow, if the internet comics community can cause a copy of a Previews catalog to sell for over $150, surely it can make sure that these items end up in good hands for a good cause?

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