Hello Comic Art Fans!
The San Diego Comic Con starts next week and with it comes many art updates just before the fun starts on Preview Night next Weds. First off, join IDW Publishing (Booth 2743) and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery and Splash Page Comic Art (Booth 4400) to support Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Comic-Con Live Art Auction, happening Saturday, July 22, at the Hilton Bayfront Sapphire AB. The event kicks off at 8:00 p.m. with a keynote address from Batman scribe Scott Snyder will open the evening, while Jeff Smith, creator of Bone and host of Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC), makes live art that will be auctioned off at the end of the night! Also, the Comic Art Museum hosts their 11th annual sketch-a-thon at SDCC. Artists will draw for visitors during one-hour sessions at the Cartoon Art Museum’s booth, #1930 on the convention floor. In exchange for a donation of $10 or more to the Cartoon Art Museum, supporters will receive a customized convention sketch from a professional cartoonist. You can follow all our news updates from here. Unfortunately I will not be attending this year due to some health issues but I hope to see many of you at NYCC in the Fall!
To conlude, I am sad to report that writer and artist Sam Glanzman passed away yesterday. Glanzman is best known for his work in the war genre, ranging from fictionalized stories such as Our Army At War and Our Fighting Forces, as well as the autobiographical A Sailor's Story. He is also known for the Charlton Comics series Hercules. Glanzman was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the destroyer U.S.S. Stevens. The family are encouraging donations to a GoFundMe campaign set up before Glanzman's passing - the funds go for the publication of a tribute book and funds for Glanzman's wife, Sue.
HA.Com - Night Rider #6 Cover, Prince Valiant & Batman #200 Page Featured in This Sunday’s Auction
A Few Sample Lots:
Gil Kane Night Rider #6 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1975)
Hal Foster Prince Valiant Partial Sunday Comic Strip (King Features Syndicate, c. 1940s)
Chic Stone (as Bob Kane) and Joe Giella Batman #200 Story Page 13 Original Art (DC, 1968)
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