UPDATE: Comics Industry Aims to Help Hurricane Sandy Victims

 

Update, 11/6
: Art for Sandy Relief has added several new pieces to their benefit auction, including work by Tony Moore, Rags Morales, Michael Gaydos, Stuart Immonen, Jason Latour and more. The full list of art currently up for bid is here.

Those interested in contributing to the cause but not necessarily looking to bid on original art can also donate, via Paypal.

Original story: The effects of Hurricane Sandy are still being felt by many, and multiple efforts are being made within the comic book industry to help those in need.

 

Rich Ginter, a former Marvel employee who currently works as a designer for Disney in Glendale, Calif., has organized "Art for Sandy Relief," an online auction of original comic book art and commissioned sketches to raise money for the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, a New York City-based charitable organization. Currently, Art for Sandy Relief has five auctions listed (including an Amazing Spider-Man page donated by Paolo Rivera), which can be seen here.

Long-time comics retailer Chuck Rozanski of Mile High Comics has offered to replace comics lost in the storm, pledging to give away 10,000 comics from his store's reserve stock, with shipping included. He's also offering to help retailers who were affected; more details here.

 

Artist J.K. Woodward, of Fallen Angel and IDW's Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who crossover, has been especially affected by Hurricane Sandy — in his own words, "Our home was lost along with almost everything we own." He's selling pages from his comic book work here, plus prints of past commissions to help him and his wife get back on their feet. 

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