Dec 212011
 

Never before in the history of comics (and likely never again) you can win the ENTIRE contacts of an iconic true-blue pop-culture phenomenon’s ART STUDIO with only one bid!

The KEVIN EASTMAN ART STUDIO auction will run for 10 days beginning on Dec 25th – Christmas Day – at 9:00 PM (PST). It will wrap the evening of January 4th at 9:00 PM, which will be the final night of the 35 DAYS OF KEVIN EASTMAN event at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood. It will be a HUGE blowout, and we’ll follow the final hours of the auction live at the closing night party!!

A portion of the proceeds from this auction will go to benefit THE HERO INITIATIVE, a non-profit organization that raises money to assist comic book creators in need.

We don’t have a link to the auction page yet (it won’t be available until it goes live) but here’s a link to the eBay account that will be hosting the auction: http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/oranj – – feel free to publicize this link if you wish. It will be running Kevin Eastman related auctions throughout the special event.

Here are some of the highlights you’ll find contained within this treasure trove!

* Kevin’s Drawing Table and Chair (table is as it was when Kevin decided to do this auction). Includes Pens, Shotglasses, Empty Redbull Cans, etc.
* Original Illustrated Storyboards for HEAVY METAL 2000
* Highlander Animated Series: press pack, Early Cut of the Movie, Copies of entire Movie as Directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri
* Over 600 DVDs – most of them partially watched while working on art in the studio. Includes DVD deck and monitor.
* Double-Sized Production Prototype of OZZY OSBOURNE “Bark At The Moon” Action Figure sculpted by Digger T. Mesch
* Photocopy of Simon Bisley’s Lobo/Authority Pencils & Layout for the entire story
* 2 Pgs of Original Art from TNMT Movie Adaptation – 1 Featuring Twin Towers – 1 Featuring Statue of Liberty – Framed with US Flag from Kevin’s Home
* Richard Corben Original Art (at least two pieces – there may be more!)
* Signed Elizabeth Hurly Photo from Austin Powers.
* Kevin’s personal San Diego Comic Con Badges going back about 10 years
* Various Movie Posters – Comic Prints – and More . . . used to “wallpaper” the studio!
* Toy Guns, Knives and a Hand-Grenade (non-functional) used as reference for comics
* Original art portrait of Kevin by Simon “BIZ” Bisley (there’s actually quite a bit of BIZ art in here!)
* Trigun, Lain, and other favorite Anime Animation Cells
* A Fishtank (formerly held Kevin’s gecko) filled with various odds and ends tossed in over a six year period – ???
* TMNT Comic 5-Color Press Proof Overlays (from back in the days before digital press proofs)
* Box of Original Photos of Playmates & Models (mostly nude) – Photography by Julie Strain
* Turtles Car Windshield Sunblock – Still in Original Shrinkwrap
* Turtles Cereal Box (cardboard mock up – never assembled)
* TONS of random Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles goodies . . . prototypes . . . and oddities
* Original Comic Art by Various Creators
* Statues & Action Figures – – Pin-Up, Fantasy, Superhero, Turtles (natch) and more!
* Various Billiken Models From Japan (Frankenstein, Dracula, Creature, Mummy and MORE)
* LOTS OF HEAVY METAL ART . . . BOOKS . . . UNUSED TREASURES!
* and so much more . . . some of these boxes have not even been opened. Who knows what lurks inside?!

NO MINIMUM – NO RESERVE – INCREDIBLE, BUT IT’S ALL HERE – YOU GET WHAT YOU GET!

Auction starts December 25th at 9:00 PM (PST). Search KEVIN EASTMAN ART STUDIO or go to http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/oranj

Nov 062011
 

For Immediate Release

HERO INITIATIVE ORIGINAL JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #50 COVERS MAKE NATIONAL TOUR

All 100 covers displayed and auctioned over three tour stops

LOS ANGELES, CA (Nov. 2, 2011) – The Hero Initiative, the charity dedicated to helping comic creators in medical or financial need, is taking its Justice League of America #50 show on the road.

All 100 original covers created by comics’ top artists are currently available for view on the Hero Initiative Website. And starting in December, you’ll be able to see them live and in person…and own them through on-site auctions according to the following schedule:

Meltdown Comics, Los Angeles, CA, December 3, 2011: World premiere display of all 100 covers and auction of first one-third

Proxy bidding will also be available for bidders unable to attend the events.

The Justice League of America 100 Project represents Hero Initiative’s first major collaboration with DC Comics. DC generously donated 100 blank-covered cardstock copies of Justice League of America #50 to Hero, and 100 well-known stars such as Alan Davis, George Pérez, John Romita, Alex Ross and many more created original covers for Hero.
“I’m thrilled to be part of such a great project, and also showcased among so many of the greatest artists in the world,” said Hero Initiative Chairman George Pérez. “And of course, it’s wonderful that sales of the covers will go toward helping many comic creators in need.”
Both hardcover and softcover editions of The Justice League of America 100 Project, a book collecting all the covers, will be available for sale at all three auction venues as well.

“We are honored to support such a worthwhile cause and encourage DC Comics fans to participate in these Hero Initiative auctions that offer one-of-a-kind JUSTICE LEAGUE #50 covers,” stated Dan DiDio, co-publisher of DC Entertainment.

Art attached: Justice League of America 100 Project cover, Charlie Adlard cover, Walt Simonson cover, Alex Ross cover

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

For more information, please visit us at www.heroinitiative.org.

Apr 072010
 


Just Added: G4 TV “Web Soup” & “Jonah Ray’s Meltdown” Jonah Ray (@jonahray) will be on hand to Judge your moves!

Meltdown Comics, Lionsgate Films, Comics on Comics, CC2K and Geekscape Invite You to Shut Up And Kick Ass!

SHUT-UP AND KICK-ASS!

That’s what Lionsgate Films is asking of every fan within the blast radius of Meltdown Comics in Hollywood, Calif., along with Comics on Comics, CC2K and Geekscape. They’re inviting everyone with the nerve to show off their asskicking skills to come down to Meltdown at 7 p.m. Wednesday April 7 and perform for a panel of judges that includes comedian/actress Shannon Hatch and Comics on Comics Radio Host and comedian Sax Carr, as well as several other special guests. It’s all in celebration of the new movie Kick-Ass from Lionsgate.

Each contestant will get one minute to demonstrate their kills for the judges. Entrants are invited to do whatever they want – as long as it kicks ass. Martial artists, comedians, dancers and raconteurs of all stripe are welcome to come out. Just don’t suck.

In fact, we dare you.

Everyone will be taped, and a video of their performance will appear on Meltdown’s official blog, with additional publicity on Comics on Comics and CC2K. The denizens of the mighty Internet will then elect their favorite asskickers.

That’s when the prizes come out to play. Here they are:

• The first place winner will get a pair of tickets to opening night of Kick-Ass.

• Second place gets a $200 gift certificate to Meltdown Comics.

• Third place gets a pair of tickets to a Kick-Ass-themed burlesque show.

• Ten runners-up will get an awesome bag of Kick-Ass movie swag, courtesy of the fine folks at Lionsgate Films.

NOTE: Entrants must be at least 18 years old and living in Los Angeles to be eligible for prizes.

That’s it! Once again, here are the details:

SHUT UP AND KICK ASS!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 7PM
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 851-7223

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