Comics Legend Neal Adams / Wizard World Art Auctions Continue @ Portland Comic Con, January 24-26
|A portion of proceeds from the auctions will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital|
|Comics Legend Neal Adams / Wizard World Art Auctions Continue @ Portland Comic Con, January 24-26|
Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams, in conjunction with Wizard World, Inc., will continue the series of art auctions at Wizard World Portland Comic Con, January 24-26 at the Oregon Convention Center. As an extra bonus benefit a portion of proceeds from the auctions, which will be comprised of pieces donated by Adams and other notable comics artists, will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
“The auctions are a great way to showcase outstanding artwork produced by top creators all over the world and to reward them, while benefiting a tremendous cause,” said Adams, a regular at Wizard World events who is widely credited with reviving the “Batman” franchise and is thought of by many as the greatest contemporary comic artist in our medium. “I am pleased to be working with Wizard World to spread the program into as many venues and reach as many comic art lovers as possible.”
A complete 50% of the proceeds of each artist’s piece will be paid directly to the artists who donate their pieces, in support of their fine work (in addition to benefitting St. Jude’s). The auction series made a successful debut at Austin Comic Con in November.
The auction will be held on the Wizard World Show Stage (show floor) on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 5 p.m.
Some of the items donated to date far include pencil/ink sketches, original pieces used for comic book covers and pages, watercolor paintings, a statue and painted wood.
Fans can view the auction items as they are completed at http://www.wizardworld.com/artauction-portland.html.
Adams headlines a standout roster of creators scheduled to attend Wizard World Portland Comic Con, including Mike Zeck (“Spider-Man,” “Punisher”), Jim Cheung (“Avengers vs. X-Men,” “Iron Man”), Rafa Sandoval (“Catwoman,” “Ultimate Hawkeye”), Humberto Ramos (“Amazing Spider-Man,” “Impulse”), George Pérez (“Superman,” “JSA”) and more than 100 others.
Stan Lee, Norman Reedus of “The Walking Dead,” WWE® Superstar CM Punk® and “Star Trek” captains William Shatner and Scott Bakula are among the top celebrities attending the event, held at the Austin Convention Center. It is the first of 16 events in the 2014 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and will also feature a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.
For more on the 2014 Wizard World Portland Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-portland.html.