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UNCANNY DAVE COCKRUM PRESTIGE EDITION HARDCOVER (Sep 2007)

cover: Dave Cockrum
UNCANNY DAVE COCKRUM PRESTIGE EDITION HARDCOVER
Sep 2007
$40
Aardwolf Publishing (www.aardwolfpublishing.com)

Comic Book (128 pages)

writer: Alan Moore, Louise Simonson, Bill Messner-Loebs, Len Wein, Marv Wolfman
artists: Neal Adams, Bob Almond, Murphy Anderson, Sergio Aragones, Terry Austin, Dick Ayers, Mark Bagley, Charles Barnett, Al Bigley, David Boswell, Rich Buckler, Travis Charist, Chris Claremont, Gene Colan, Peter David, Alan Davis, Diane Duane, Harlan Ellison, Steve Englehart, Mark Evanier, Neil Gaiman, Ron Garney, Mike Grell, Tony Isabella, Dan Jurgens, Sam Keith, Steve Lieber, Stan Lee, Pablo Marcus, Bob McLeod, Jerry Ordway, Tom Palmer, Mike Pascale, Robin Riggs, John Romita, Joe Rubinstein, Marie Severin, Dave Sim, Walt Simonson, Mark Texeira, Roy Thomas, Herb Trimpe, Sal Velluto, Lee Weeks, George Pérez.

Includes artwork by George Pérez
Includes several version of this Hardcover book:
  • HARDCOVER EDITION (Limited to 200 copies, signed by Clifford Meth, $40);
  • LETTERED, REMARQUED EDITION (Includes a unique drawing from Cockrum, limited to 26 copies, remarked, $165);
  • NUMBERED, REMARQUED EDITION (Limited to 175 remarked, $125);
  • LIMITED BOOKPLATE EDITION (signed by Neil Gaiman, Jim Lee, Walter Simonson, Louise Simonson and Clifford Meth, limited to 20, $58.00);
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    UNCANNY DAVE COCKRUM PRESTIGE EDITION HARDCOVER (2007)

    UNCANNY DAVE COCKRUM TRIBUTE #1 (Errata) (Jun 2004)

    WOLVERINE (1983), art by George Perez, published in UNCANNY DAVE COCKRUM (Sep 2007), from Cliff Meth


    Perez's Wolverine from Uncanny Dave Cockrum Tribute Book
    posted Jun 23, 2009 10:25 AM by vu sleeper

    From obviousart.blogspot.com


    UNCANNY DAVE COCKRUM PRESTIGE EDITION HARDCOVER (2007)
    Wolverine by George Perez
    Monday, June 22, 2009  Posted by CLIFFORD METH
    at 7:27 PM

    Published in THE UNCANNY DAVE COCKRUM TRIBUTE (Aardwolf Publishing) because George Perez wanted to participate in the book but had carpal tunnel at the time... This commission was from 1983. Price: $125.00






    Cockrum Scholarship and Book News
    News  Fri, 11 May 2007 14:40:46 CST  Ilke  Vu
    From pwbeat.publishersweekly.com
    Cockrum scholarship and book news
    posted on 05/11/07 at 12:47 pm by Heidi Macdonald

    (excerpt)

    Meanwhile, Meth notes that the hardcover Cockrum tribute book is currently available through Bud Plant and Aardwolf Publishing . It will be solicited in the July Previews. "It's beautiful and contains 128 pages (the paperback was 88 pgs) with lots of new contributors, including George Perez and Tom Spurgeon. Some copies have original Dave Cockrum art tipped in," says Meth.

    From www.aardwolfpublishing.com
    The Uncanny Dave Cockrum Tribute in hardcover begins shipping April 27. We apologize for the delay, but you will be delighted with this book!
    Cockrum Tribute Delayed
    News  Thu, 22 Mar 2007 02:36:41 CST  Ilke
    From www.aardwolfpublishing.com
    Goodbye, Dave– A Final, Deluxe Tribute
    Saturday, March 10, 2007 11:47:06 PM


    UNCANNY DAVE COCKRUM PRESTIGE EDITION HARDCOVER (2007)
    (excerpt)

    UPDATE: Aardwolf has experienced a slight delay in delivery of the books from our printing house. We apologize for the inconvenience, and will deliver the books as soon as possible (we expect an early April delivery). Thank you for your patience.

    The Final Dave Cockrum Project
    News  Fri, 26 Jan 2007 02:51:20 CST  Vu
    From www.comicbookresources.com
    THE FINAL DAVE COCKRUM PROJECT
    by Andy Khouri, Staff Writer
    Posted: January 24, 2007

    (excerpt)


    UNCANNY DAVE COCKRUM PRESTIGE EDITION HARDCOVER (2007)
    "The Uncanny Dave Cockrum... A Tribute" hardcover, which is currently available only at Aardwolf's website is a special project. It's the last time I got to work with my friend Dave. The book is a living testament to his importance and influence on the industry. As for its content, the book has everything the original paperback of 2004 had, but better. The new hardcover is laid out better, has better paper, better design, better everything. Additionally, the new book features a number of new artists who were left out of the first edition for any number of reasons. Terry Austin, whose work was accidentally left out last time, is in there. George Perez, who had tendonitis at the time of the first publication, is in there. We've also added new writers to the already austere line-up. Tom Spurgeon—the Hunter Thompson of comics journalism—is in there. And there are twenty pages of rare and never-before-seen Dave Cockrum art.

    Meth's Final Dave Cockrum Project
    News  Wed, 24 Jan 2007 11:22:18 CST  Vu
    From www.silverbulletcomics.com
    Meth's Final Dave Cockrum Project
    Jan. 19, 2007

    My latest project with Aardwolf Publishing is a project that I couldn't be prouder of: The Uncanny Dave Cockrum Hardcover.

    This important tribute to my friend Dave, the creator of the X-Men characters that the world has come to know and love, includes art tributes (renderings of Dave's superhero designs) by the greatest comics illustrators in the business, including Neal Adams, Sergio Aragones, Terry Austin, Frank Brunner, John Cassady, Travis Charest, Gene Colan, Alan Davis, John Romita Sr., Dave Gibbons, Michael Kaluta, Joe Kubert, Jim Lee, George Perez, Marie Severin, Walter Simonson, Dave Sim, Joe Quesada and many others. There's also written tributes from Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, Harlan Ellison, Chris Claremont, Len Wein, Tony Isabella, Roy Thomas, Randy Bowen and Stan Lee... along with 20 pages of never-before-seen Dave Cockrum art.

    One more thing: 220 copies of this book will have unique, original Dave Cockrum sketches bound into the volume. It may be your last chance to own an original Dave Cockrum. I promise you won't want to miss this.

    Visit www.aardwolfpublishing.com for details or to order your copy.

    And look for me on Sunday, Feb. 25 at NY ComicCon (at the Javits Center) where I'll be hosting the "Remembering Dave Cockrum" panel. I'll be joined by special guests Chris Claremont, Louise Simonson & Joe Rubinstein.

    Clifford Meth

    Dave Cockrum's Hardcover Book to Include Perez's Wolverine
    News  Mon, 04 Dec 2006 07:15:29 CST  Ilke
    From Ilke
    Clifford Meth was kind enough to send along some additional info about the hardcover edition of the Dave Cockrum tribute book. He says it's "set to ship in May" and that "George Perez' Wolverine will be in the book."

    Dave Cockrum Deluxe Tribute Book Prices and Information
    News  Fri, 01 Dec 2006 13:07:34 CST  Ilke
    From www.aardwolfpublishing.com
    Goodbye, Dave- A Final, Deluxe Tribute
    Thursday, November 30, 2006 2:11:19 PM


    UNCANNY DAVE COCKRUM PRESTIGE EDITION HARDCOVER (2007)
    Dave Cockrum, the best friend that Aardwolf ever had, has passed away at the young age of 63. We already miss him deeply.

    Aardwolf previously announced a special reprint of The Uncanny Dave Cockrum Tribute in hardcover, but over the past six months we've worked with Dave to complete the project. Edited by Clifford Meth, this beautifully bound new book will contains over 20 pages of new, original Cockrum artwork as well as art contributions from Dave's many peers, including Neal Adams, George Perez, Walt Simonson, John Romita, Marie Severin, Joe Kubert, Will Eisner, Travest Charest, Joe Quesada, Jim Lee, Dave Gibbons, and many more; written tributes to Dave by Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, Harlan Ellison, Marv Wolfman, Len Wein, Chris Claremont, and Peter David.

    200 Special Editions will include unique, ORIGINAL Dave Cockrum drawings bound into the book. This book is being published in cooperation with the Dave Cockrum Estate. Order yours now.

    LETTERED, REMARQUED EDITION
    PRE-ORDER NOW! This completely revamped hardcover edition contains over 20 pages of never-before-seen art from the master himself, plus a unique drawing directly from the pencil of the late Dave Cockrum. Only 26 lettered, remarqued editions (with premium sketches) are available. A portion of the purchase price goes to the Estate of Dave Cockrum. 128 pgs. 1Q/07 $165.00

    NUMBERED, REMARQUED EDITION
    PRE-ORDER NOW! This completely revamped hardcover edition contains over 20 pages of never-before-seen art from the master himself, plus a unique drawing directly from the pencil of the late Dave Cockrum. Only 175 numbered, remarqued editions (with unique sketches) are available. A portion of the purchase price goes to the Estate of Dave Cockrum. 128 pgs. 1Q/07 $125.00

    HARDCOVER EDITION
    PRE-ORDER NOW! This completely revamped hardcover edition contains over 20 pages of never-before-seen art from the master himself. This edition does NOT include the tipped-in original drawing. Only 200 copies will be printed. Signed by editor Clifford Meth. A portion of the purchase price goes to the Estate of Dave Cockrum. 128 pgs 1Q/07 $40.00

    Uncanny Dave Cockrum Prestige Edition
    News  Tue, 07 Nov 2006 18:17:34 CST  Ilke
    From www.silverbulletcomicbooks.com
    Once More Into the Breach, Dear Friends
    Thursday, September 2, 2005
    By Clifford Meth

    (excerpt)


    UNCANNY DAVE COCKRUM PRESTIGE EDITION HARDCOVER (2007)
    This mornings episode was another reminder: Aardwolf Publishing had announced the new Uncanny Dave Cockrum Prestige Edition Hardcover. Dave Cockrum was prepared to abandon all proceeds from this book; to earmark them for another as-yet-unnamed creator in need. We offered to turn the monies over to Neal Adams to help someone else. "Theres no one in the industry we trust more," said the press release.

    But Neal called me and rejected the proposal. "Your hearts in the right place," he said. "But all it takes is one objection from one creator. They were asked to create a piece of art specifically for Dave; we cant suddenly tell them their art is being used for any purpose other than that."

    I agreed, of course. How can you argue with that? But I admit I was disappointed. Im still naïve enough to assume that no one could possibly object to something as beneficial as a hospital.

    The new statement from Aardwolf now reads as follows:

    Jim Reeber of Aardwolf Publishing has announced that his company will be releasing a short run of The Uncanny Dave Cockrum Prestige Edition. This Limited-Edition Hardcover will feature all of the art and artists that appeared in the trade paperback edition of the book (Neal Adams, Jim Lee, Travis Charest, Will Eisner, Joe Kubert, John Cassady, etc.) along with new art from George Perez, Rich Buckler, Mark Texeira, and others. There will also be a section of never-before-seen Cockrum creations, and each book will be signed/numbered with a unique sketch from Cockrum bound into the book.

    "Dave is recovering now and these sketches represent his first professional work since he was hospitalized last January," says Clifford Meth, editor of the project. "Dave is known industry-wide as a generous soul, so many fans have received sketches from him. But his illness has prevented him from drawing much this year, and he isnt up for traveling, so this book gives fans not only an opportunity to have the Tribute book in hardcover, but also to own a unique piece of Daves art."

    The Uncanny Dave Cockrum Prestige Edition will be limited to 300 signed/numbered/remarqued copies. Other contributors to the book include Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, Johnny Romita, Harlan Ellison, Chris Claremont, Stan Lee, Walt Simonson, Neil Gaiman, Sergio Aragones, and Gene Colan. The retail price is $110. Anyone who ordered the trade paperback directly from Aardwolf will receive a $25 discount. For more details, contact Amy at

    (Vu: Was this ever released?)

     August 05, 2004 06:38 pm | Paty Cockrum Vs John Byrne
    From Nightcrawlers.com
    Magneto Sighting in Belton, SC
    posted on 24/7/04 at 20:09 by Paty

    (excerpt)

    Anyway... even with the rudeness of decades making me look askance at it, I was willing to let Byrne be a part of the book.. who knew? maybe he actually liked Dave in spite of his behavior... I mean, he was arrogant and rude to his fans... why not his peers? So I told Cliff...sure... go ahead and find a spot if you can. The book at the time was deep into production with new stuff coming every day and night! having to be rearranged daily! LOL... then a day or so later, a correspondent who monitors Byrne's private website...where you can only talk about Byrne...and only in glowing terms if you don't want him to ban you! But it is HIS site and he can act as childish as he wants to, I guess... Anyway, my correspondent quoted me from a thread that was there. A member of the list had asked JB if he was gonna contribute to the book cuz this member had heard that literally EVERYONE was dying to contribute! JB said a grudging "yes" another fan asked if he would do colossus...and he said that was his intent...a bit more discussion followed with the upshot of the fans saying they loved Dave's work and he had contributed so much to the industry etc...which must a irked Byrne mightily since the rule is talk about Byrne only. So finally one fan posted a page of Cockrum pencils he had acquired with the reason ostensibly being that on the page was Kitty Pryde...a character that Byrne created. It is a beautiful piece, typical Dave tight and illustrative pencils of Kitty and two of the Imperial guard ladies bouncing around. How this person got what should have been inked pages is beyond me...but anyway...this was a lovely page. I went there and peeked in on it to verify what my correspondent told me. The fans were waxing ecstatic about it. Byrne's comment:

    "Those are VERY tight pencils for Dave. One of the things that struck me, the first time I saw his pencils, was how many lines he put down. I called it the 1000 Lines Approach -- "If I put 1000 lines here, one of them will be in the right place." It makes for some really beautiful, illustrative pages, let me tell you, but they must have been a bear to ink!"
    That's a direct word for word quote. Two insults to a compliment..typical Byrne behavior. which told me one thing. Byrne was getting in at the last minute to mollify his fans and to be included in a great book with the greats of the industry!

    And guess what...he hit my PISS-LEVEL! I am a patient soul, who cuts people a great deal of slack... and that walking talking rectum more than he ever deserved...I even saved him from a beating once...even though he didn't know it... but that piece of backhanded snide comment took the cake. This from a so-called artist whose pencils look like a glorified coloring book and always have! He was the only artist whose work I complained about directly to Stan because i couldn't find any art worthy of going into the merchandising files.

    I called Cliff and told him that under no conditions was the Byrne piece to sully real affection and respect with his hypocrisy! Cliff asked why I had changed my mind, and I told him of the thread and the quote. He said, with a grin you could hear over the phone, "You're the boss, Paty! You're gonna fret flack from this, y'know." I told him let the flack fly.. I would tell the world why I made the decision I did.

    [ Read more Magneto Sighting in Belton, SC ]

     July 19, 2004 07:25 pm | Lying in the Gutter (Jul 19)
    From Comic Book Resources
    Lying In The Gutters
    Monday July 19, 2004
    written by Rich Johnston

    (excerpt)

    BYRNE VICTIM?

    So where was this John Byrne piece in the upcoming Dave Cockrum tribute/fundraising book?

    Jim Reeber of Aardwolf Publishing answered. "John insulted Dave Cockrum on his blog or website while Dave was still hospitalized. This only came to our attention when Dave's wife Paty called our offices. She said that under the circumstances neither she nor Dave felt comfortable with Byrne in the book. So that was that. Byrne had only sent us a xerox, so there was nothing to return to him nor reason to contact him."

    Which is a mystery. No one I contacted could remember Byrne saying anything insulting about Cockrum online, quite the opposite in fact. And the thing is, with John Byrne, he's not one to mince words. If he's got something to say against you, he says it. Just ask Peter David, Erik Larsen, Jim Shooter, Joe Quesada, Mark Evanier, Marv Wolfman or hell, even me.

    Dave Cockrum on the other hand

     July 11, 2004 03:42 pm | Cockrum Vs Byrne
    From Leo W. (email)
    An interesting thing to add to Cockrum's people saying that Byrne was saying bad things about Cockrum while he was sick...

    Dave what do you think of John Byrne's penciling of X-Men?
    posted on 22/8/03 at 04:39
    by Dark Bamf (Dave Cockrum)

    (excerpt)

    Don't get me started on Byrne.

    My opinion of his art is colored by the fact that I think personally, he's an arrogant, first-class jerk.

    His art on X-Men was interesting, and sometimes innovative, but it was also as simplistic as a Saturday morning cartoon--which may explain the wide appeal he has. Yes, X-Men sales took off when he took over the book. You may not have noticed, though, that sales continued to increase when I came back.

    >>>
    That was from Cockrum last fall, before he got sick. I've been looking through Byrne's site to see if I could find anything negative about Cockrum, but haven't so far. The worst that I can recall John saying about Cockrum was mentioning that Dave started drawing Cyclops' boots similar to ones that Dave wore at the time. Something Byrne thought was out of character for Cyclops and that Byrne changed when he took over pencilling.

    The only links I have so far are Byrne's annoucement he was doing a piece for the tribute book and John's comments about Cockrum coming to an agreement with Marvel:

    www.network54.com/../1079191625

    www.network54.com/../1079704816


    (Vu: Since this is a George Perez website, this will probably be the last we'll hear about Dave Cockrum vs John Byrne... But I thought this was an interest commentary on the whole thing. I have no ill-will towards either of these great comic creators, and I encourage people to pick up the book in support. On a final note, upon reading the rest of Dave Cockrum's message, it seems kind of mean-spirited and reminds me of this song, "Everything you say will destroy you." by The Auteurs. When I was working for a radio station (KFSR 90.7), I got to interviewed Luke Haines (singer, songwriter) and one of the thing he said was how he'd regret saying so many things when he was younger and now are back to haunt him. The music business is a dangerous one - especially if you make enemies with a critic! Update: John Byrne said he's never said anything bad about Dave on his messageboard.)
     July 11, 2004 11:53 am | Refunds for Dave Cockrum Tribute
    From Jim Reeder
    Cockrum Tribute Publisher Responds
    « Reply #1 on: 07/11/04 at 04:03am »

    Folks,

    Clifford Meth, the tribute's organizer, adores George Perez, both personally and professionally. Some years ago, George illustrated Cliff's story, "The Legion of Dysfunctional Heroes," which is currently under option with Hollywood.

    When Cliff invited George into the Cockrum Tribute, George said he'd love to join us, but that he was still suffering from a problem with his hand. So Cliff suggested to George that he pull a drawing that George did for Cliff years ago and use it in the book, and George said sure. George also said he'd look for something, too, and it was left at that. But at the end of the day, the only pieces Cliff had of George's were under glass (framed and mounted) and not necessarily appropriate for the book. And George never sent us anything else. Our loss, but no hard feelings.

    If you ordered the book from us and would like to cancel the order, just write to sales[a]aardwolfpublishing.com and your money will be refunded.

    As for John Byrne's absence: John insulted Dave Cockrum on his blog or website while Dave was still hospitalized. This only came to our attention when Dave's wife Paty called our offices. She said that under the circumstances neither she nor Dave felt comfortable with Byrne in the book. So that was that. Byrne had only sent us a xerox, so there was nothing to return to him nor reason to contact him.

    Jim Reeber
    Aardwolf Publishing

     July 10, 2004 09:11 pm | Byrne Not in Dave Cockrum Tribute
    From Byrne Robotics
    Dave Cockrum book question
    Posted 09 July 2004 at 5:13pm
    written by John Byrne

    I have not heard anything from the people who put this book together since I sent my piece to them. No one acknowledged receiving it, but I gave no thought to that as simple "thank you" notes often get lost in the shuffle.

    I find it strange that the piece is not in the book at all, tho. Did they not receive it, I wonder? And if not, I wonder why I was not contacted, as the deadline approached, since I had said most definitely that I would contribute something.

    A mystery. Lucky I sent a copy, and not the original.

    For those who have not seen it, I posted a scan of the piece to the old board, and it is in the Gallery here.

      ART BY JOHN BYRNE (2004), posted by John Byrne
    ART BY JOE MARTINO / MORGAN WELBORN / PETER PALMIOTTI (2004), posted by Joe Martino
    ART BY BRIAN POSTMAN (2004), posted by Brian Postman
     July 09, 2004 07:07 am | Artist List for Cockrum Tribute
    From Vu (email)
    According to the official www.aardwolfpublishing.com, they are still listing George Perez as one of the 75 artists that appears in the book.

    NOTE: As previously mentioned by Ilke Hincer (email), George Perez is NOT in the book.

    >>>
    The Uncanny Dave Cockrum...A Tribute
    Tuesday, July 06, 2004 1:46:59 AM

     July 08, 2004 06:55 pm | No Perez in Uncanny Dave Cockrum Tribute
    From Ilke Hincer (email)
    The Uncanny Dave Cockrum... A Tribute came out today, but there is no Perez art within its pages.
     July 07, 2004 01:41 am | Uncanny Dave Cockrum Tribute to Ship
    From Diamond
    Shipping This Week: July 8, 2004
    Tuesday, July 06, 2004 10:10:53 AM

    PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Independence Day holiday, titles for the week of July 5 will ship on Thursday, July 8 rather than Wednesday, July 7.

    The following products are expected to ship to comic book specialty stores this week. Note that this list is tentative and subject to change. Please check with your retailer for availability.

    APR042194 UNCANNY DAVE COCKRUM TRIBUTE SC $29.95

     July 05, 2004 04:04 pm | Heritage to Auction Cockrum Tribute
    From Heritage Galleries
    Heritage to Hold Auction to Benefit Dave Cockrum!
    Press Release - June 23, 2004

    (excerpt)

    Dallas, Texas: Heritage Comic Auctions (HCA) will hold an auction to benefit veteran comic artist Dave Cockrum, co-creator of the New X-Men, as part of their upcoming Signature Sale to be held August 12-15, 2004, in conjunction with Wizard World Chicago at the Rosemont Convention Center.

    ...

    "We're thrilled to be involved with this effort," said John Petty, HCA's Director of Auctions. "Dave Cockrum has not only been an important voice in comics for many years, contributing characters and stories that many of us will never forget, he's also one of the nicest guys on the planet. We're deeply honored that Neal Adams and Clifford Meth invited us to be a part of this."

    Over 100 pieces will be offered in this special benefit auction, including pieces by such legendary artists as Neal Adams, Walt Simonson, Mike Kaluta, Jim Lee, Travis Charest, Will Eisner, Gene Colan, Sergio Aragones, John Romita, Sr., Dave Sim, and Frank Brunner. All proceeds from the sale of this art will go directly to Dave Cockrum.

     July 02, 2004 09:38 pm | Cockrum Auction in August
    From Scoop
    Benefit Auction for Dave Cockrum To Be Held This August
    Industry News, Scoop, Friday, July 02, 2004

    Heritage Comic Auctions will hold an auction to benefit veteran comic artist Dave Cockrum, co-creator of the New X-Men, as part of their upcoming Signature Sale to be held August 12-15, 2004, in conjunction with Wizard World Chicago at the Rosemont Convention Center.

    Best known as the creator of such well-known characters as Storm, Colossus, and Nightcrawler, all members of Marvel Comics' X-Men (as seen in two blockbuster movies), Cockrum was a long-time comics fan who turned pro in the mid-1970s. After a tour in the US Navy, Cockrum was hired by James Warren to work on such classic comics as Creepy and Eerie. Shortly thereafter, he moved to DC Comics, where he made his mark with the fan-favorite Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes before going to Marvel to work on a revitalized X-Men book in 1974.

    [ Read more Benefit Auction for Dave Cockrum To Be Held This August ]

     June 29, 2004 09:51 pm | Uncanny X-Hibit at MoCCA
    From Musuem of Comic and Cartoon Art
    Uncanny X-Hibit: Comics Legends Unite at MoCCA to Benefit Cockrum

    Thursday, July 1, from 7 -9 p.m.

    Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art
    594 Broadway (between Houston & Prince)
    Suite 401

    Map to MoCCA >

    Artist Neal Adams and author Clifford Meth will be co-hosting The Dave Cockrum Benefit Art Exhibition to benefit Dave and Paty Cockrum. Visitors will see all of the original artwork from Aardwolf Publishing’s forthcoming Uncanny Dave Cockrum Tribute. All of the artwork will then be auctioned off by Heritage Auctions at WizardWorld in Chicago.

    Artists participating in the exhibit, benefit book, and auction include Will Eisner, Joe Kubert, Gene Colan, Sergio Aragones, Marie Severin, Joe Quesada, Jim Lee, Kia Asamiya, Gabriele Dell'Otto, John Romita Sr., Alan Davis, Dave Gibbons, Travis Charest, Walt Simonson, John Cassaday, Dave Sim, Frank Brunner, and Michael Kaluta, among others.

    Legendary artist Cockrum co-created such stalwarts of the X-Men comic book series as Storm (played by Halle Berry in the X-Men films), Nightcrawler, Mystique, Colossus, and the Starjammers. His family recently suffered undue economic hardship resulting from a severe illness from which Cockrum is now recovering.

    $3 suggested donation, to benefit the Cockrums and MoCCA

     June 29, 2004 07:07 pm | Original Dave Cockrum Tribute Art on Display
    From Silver Bullet Comics
    Compelled To Kill
    Sunday, June 27
    By Blair Marnell

    (excerpt)

    MOCCA

    Just a reminder for our readers in New York: this Thursday, Neal Adams and Clifford Meth are co-hosting The Dave Cockrum Benefit Art Exhibition at The Museum of Cartoon and Comic Art . All of the original artwork from The Uncanny Dave Cockrum Tribute will be on display.

    The event runs from 7-9pm, with a $3 cover charge (which will go towards the Cockrums and the Museum). For more information, call 212-254-3511

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  •  Jun 04, 2004 06:33 pm | Cockrum Tribute Late
    From Silver Bullet Comics

    Jim Lee Salutes Dave Cockrum
    Thursday, June 3
    By Clifford Meth

    (excerpt)

    I’m pooped, friends. I’ve been working around the clock on a number of projects, not the least of which is The Uncanny Dave Cockrum Tribute. The book will be late. There was no avoiding it. But as Jim Reeber, Aardwolf Publishing’s president and publisher put it, “This is the most important book we’ve done. It’s got to be perfect.” We’re hoping to have it to you by mid-July.

    ...

    Finally, the offer you can’t (or shouldn’t) refuse: While they last, you can purchase these signed bookplate editions of The Uncanny Dave Cockrum Tribute signed by either Neil Gaiman and I or Walter & Louise Simonson by sending $38.00 (postage paid) to sales[a]aardwolfpublishing.com. Please specify which bookplate you’d like (Gaiman/Meth or Walter/Weezie). If you’ve already purchased the book unsigned, just say so and send only $5.00 for the bookplate, which will be added to your order. There’s only a few dozen of each, so act fast!

    Make sure to check out the newly minted Cockrum Tribute site, too!

     May 28, 2004 12:00 am | Cockrum's Tribute Art Auction
    From WIZARD #153 (Jul 2004)

    ART ATTACK
    HOW TO GET ORIGINAL COCKRUM TRIBUTE ART
    written by Heidi Ward
    published in WIZARD #153 (Jul 2004)

    One thing that can be said about the comic community is that it's full of some pretty nice people. So, when Clifford Meth started a project that would not only pay tribute to, but also help legendary X-Men artist Dave Cockrum to pay hospital bill after a lengthy illness, the industry answered.

    "We sent out a call to the industry," says Meth, editor of The Uncanny Dave Cockrum Tribute (check out Meth's website at www.aardwolfpublishing.com for more information). "A virtual parade of industry legends responded. Everyone said, 'I want to participate in this.' Most of these people know Dave personally and love him, or they respect his work. I don't believe you can name somebody who's important in the comic book world who didn't come forward and say, 'I'd like to participate.'"

    And that generosity doesn't stop there. Not only will the artists' many contributions be bound together to make a really cool tribute book, every piece of art from the book will be auctioned off on August 12 by Heritage Comics at Wizard World Chicago. Profits from the auction will also go to Cockrum and his family.

    The auction offers fans the chance to bid on original art by tons of the industry's biggest names, including Neal Adams, Terry Austin, Dick Ayers, Mark Bagley, Randy Bowen, Alan Davis, Gabriee Dell'Otto, Dave Gibbons, Bob McCloud, Jerry Ordway, Tom Palmer, John Romita Sr, Dave Sim, Walt Simonson, Joe Quesada, Will Eisner, Joe Kubert and many more.

    Fans that can't make it to their convention needn't worry. They can bid on all of the auctions on the internet starting three weeks before the final auction. And everyone can check them out at www.davecockrum.net.

    So, if you've ever thought about owning original art, now's the time. Get yourself some really cool art and do something nice at the same time.

     April 2, 2004 | Meth Interview on CBR
    From Comic Book Resources
    THE CLIFFORD METHOD: CLIFFORD METH TALKS COCKRUM TRIBUTE AND "GOD'S 15 MINUTES"
    by Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer
    Posted: March 30, 2004

    (excerpt)

    The other project Meth is involved in right now is "god's 15 minutes," a 252 page book of illustrated fiction featuring introductions by Harlan Ellison, Al Feldstein, Steve Gerber, Roy Thomas, and the late Robert Bloch with art by Gene Colan, Marie Severin, Joe Kubert, Mike Ploog, George Perez, Dave Cockrum, Joe Sinnott, Herb Trimpe, and others. The book ships this April from Aardwolf Publishing, who is also direct-selling 220 signed/numbered copies (signed by cover artist Michael Kaluta, Ellison, and Meth). Retailers can also order the regular book from Diamond, which comes with a signed bookplate (signed only by Meth).

    ...

    "The artists drew whatever they wanted, but they were assigned stories - this is a book of illustrated fiction. The artists - Gene Colan, Dave Cockrum, Marie Severin, Joe Sinnott, Herb Trimpe, Gray Morrow, George Perez - illustrated actual stories. And then some of my writer friends (and even some of the artists) were asked to write intros. So you have Harlan Ellison, Roy Thomas, Steve Gerber, Tony Isabella, Gene Colan, Bill Messner-Loebs, and Al Feldstein going on about something Meth did or something Meth didn't do or a particular story. It's a fun book. There's even an afterword that the late, great Robert Bloch wrote for me years ago."

     March 25, 2004 | Previews Spotlights Cockrum Tribute
    From Diamond

    THE UNCANNY DAVE COCKRUM TRIBUTE SC
    Wednesday, March 17, 2004 10:36:02 AM
    Edited by Clifford Meth

    The Uncanny Dave Cockrum Tribute includes a parade of industry legends who have donated unpublished art and new writings to help the ailing comics legend behind DC’s Legion of Superheroes and the revamped Uncanny X-Men (first seen in Giant-Sized X-Men #1). In addition to Alan Moore, contributors include Neal Adams, Bob Almond, Murphy Anderson, Sergio Aragones, Terry Austin, Dick Ayers, Mark Bagley, Charles Barnett, Al Bigley, David Boswell, Rich Buckler, Travis Charist, Chris Claremont, Gene Colan, Peter David, Alan Davis, Diane Duane, Harlan Ellison, Steve Englehart, Mark Evanier, Neil Gaiman, Ron Garney, Mike Grell, Tony Isabella, Dan Jurgens, Sam Keith, Bill Messner-Loebs, Steve Lieber, Stan Lee, Pablo Marcus, Bob McLeod, Jerry Ordway, Tom Palmer, Mike Pascale, George Perez, John Romita, Joe Rubinstein, Marie Severin, Dave Sim, Louise Simonson, Walt Simonson, Mark Texeira, Roy Thomas, Herb Trimpe, Sal Velluto, Lee Weeks, Len Wein, and Marv Wolfman. While Cockrum’s condition has improved somewhat, he is still hospitalized with neither income, medical insurance, nor royalties from the characters he created. He is being cared for at the Bronx Veterans Administration Hospital in New York.

    SC, 8x11, 56+pg, b&w..........$25.00

     March 14, 2004 | Byrne Contributes to Cockrum Book
    From Vu

    I don't think the John Byrne Messageboard likes dial-up very much as it does not load up the image correctly, no matter how many time I reload/refresh the image.

    I finally had to clear my internet cache to download the entire full image.

    The original thread (which is locked) is at: www.network54.com/../1079191868, started by John Byrne on March 5 2004 at 4:03 PM. There is also a part two in the discussion.

    The direct link to the image is at: www.network54.com/../Cockrum.jpg, but if you're having trouble downloading the image, send me an email and I'll send the original image your way.

     February 13, 2004 | Moore to Work on Cockrum Book
    From Pulse

    NEWS: ALAN MOORE WORKING ON COCKRUM TRIBUTE BOOK
    posted 02-12-2004 05:43 PM by PulseJenC

    “Dave Cockrum was doing great things in comics when few great things could be found,” Alan Moore told Clifford Meth, editor of the forthcoming THE UNCANNY DAVE COCKRUM TRIBUTE. “I’m delighted to be part of this.”

    Moore joins an unusual assembly of comics legends in this landmark tribute book. Aardwolf Publishing is assembling the portfolio to directly benefit the Cockrums, who are suffering from Dave’s continued hospitalization.

    THE UNCANNY DAVE COCKRUM TRIBUTE includes a parade of industry legends who have donated unpublished art and new writings. In addition to Moore, contributors include Neal Adams, Bob Almond, Murphy Anderson, Sergio Aragones, Terry Austin, Dick Ayers, Mark Bagley, Charles Barnett, Al Bigley, David Boswell, Rich Buckler, Travis Charist, Chris Claremont, Gene Colan, Peter David, Alan Davis, Diane Duane, Harlan Ellison, Steve Englehart, Mark Evanier, Neil Gaiman, Ron Garney, Mike Grell, Tony Isabella, Dan Jurgens, Bill Messner-Loebs, Steve Lieber, Stan Lee, Pablo Marcus, Bob McLeod, Jerry Ordway, Tom Palmer, Mike Pascale, George Perez, John Romita, Joe Rubinstein, Marie Severin, Dave Sim, Louise Simonson, Walt Simonson, Mark Texeira, Roy Thomas, Herb Trimpe, Sal Velluto, Lee Weeks, Len Wein, and Marv Wolfman.

    [ Read more NEWS: ALAN MOORE WORKING ON COCKRUM TRIBUTE BOOK ]

     January 31, 2004 | Dave Cockrum Benefit Book
    From Comic Book Resources

    Open Your Mouth Issue #34: OYM THREE-IN-ONE
    Thursday January 29, 2004
    written by J. Torres

    (excerpt)

    Dave Cockrum Update

    As you may have read elsewhere, Dave Cockrum, beloved co-creator of the "All-New, All-Different" X-Men, has been very ill lately. He was admitted to the hospital at the beginning of the month and it doesn't appear as though he can be released for at least another month. Clifford Meth of Aardwolf Publishing has been keeping Mr. Cockrum's fans abreast of his status and he's also spearheading an effort to raise money to help the living legend out with some medical bills. I contacted Mr. Meth a couple of days ago to get an update on how Mr. Cockrum is doing as well as how the fund raising plans are shaping up…

    ...

    OYM: How's the tribute book shaping up? I hear more people have signed on recently.
    METH: Contributors now include Neal Adams, Murphy Anderson, Sergio Aragones, Terry Austin, Dick Ayers, Mark Bagley, Charles Barnett, David Boswell, Travis Charist, Chris Claremont, Gene Colan, Peter David, Alan Davis, Diane Duane, Harlan Ellison, Steve Englehart, Mark Evanier, Neil Gaiman, Ron Garney, Mike Grell, Tony Isabella, Bill Messner-Loebs, Steve Lieber, Stan Lee, Pablo Marcus, Bob McLeod, Jerry Ordway, Tom Palmer, Mike Pascale, George Perez, John Romita, Joe Rubinstein, Marie Severin, Dave Sim, Walt Simonson, Mark Texeira, Roy Thomas, Herb Trimpe, Lee Weeks, Len Wein, and Marv Wolfman… Let's just say, this is a book you don't want to miss.

    OYM: What will be in this book, content-wise?
    METH: The book is essentially an art portfolio featuring mostly characters that Cockrum created, as rendered by his friends. Dave personally designed Nightcrawler, Colossus, Storm, Mystique, Phoenix, Thunderbird, the Imperial Guard, the Brood, Starjammers, and the Futurians. There will also be tributes by the writers. After all, you can't really expect Stan Lee or Harlan Ellison to draw something.

    OYM: Hey, that could be another selling point! But seriously, any E.T.A. on when the book will be solicited or be available for sale? And will people be able to do mail order?
    METH: People can pre-order the book directly from Aardwolf Publishing. It will also be solicited in the April issue of Diamond Previews for June shipping.

    OYM: How can creators or publishers wishing to make a contribution help out?
    METH: Creators who want to draw or write something should email me (email). Note that with few exceptions, we're limiting this to big name artists and writers. Publishers wishing to send signed books or such to the auction should address it to:

    Aardwolf Publishing (Cockrum Auction)
    179-9 Rt. 46 West
    Box 252
    Rockaway, NJ 07866

    Lastly, Mr. Meth had one more thing to say: "There is a growing public outrage regarding Cockrum's lack of royalties. His creations have been hijacked by Marvel, and he gets neither money nor acknowledgement for any of the work he's done, nor the characters he created. Now that he's on his back, it's just a question of time before Marvel either ponies up or starts reading about it in every publication - from comics to business to entertainment - across America. We're not going to rest until this is settled properly. And that's a promise."
     January 31, 2004 | Uncanny Dave Cockrum Tribute
    From Aardwolf Publishing

    The Uncanny Dave Cockrum Tribute
    Sunday, January 18, 2004 8:29:46 PM

    As you may know, Dave Cockrum has been very ill and his friends are putting together a tribute book and auction to help Dave and his wife Paty.

    The Uncanny Dave Cockrum Tribute will be an art portfolio celebrating the works of Dave Cockrum and the characters he created. Edited by Clifford Meth, the book will include artistic and written contributions by many of Dave’s friends and admirers, including Murphy Anderson, Dick Ayers, Mark Bagley, Chris Claremont, Gene Colan, Peter David, Harlan Ellison, Neil Gaiman, Tony Isabella, Stan Lee, Mike Pascale, Johnny Romita, Marie Severin, Dave Sim, Walt Simonson, Mark Texeira, Roy Thomas, Len Wein, and Marv Wolfman.

    Please order your copy now by using PayPal, or send Aardwolf Publishing a check for $25.00 plus $3.00 shipping. Ship date to be announced.

    The Uncanny Dave Cockrum Tribute $25.00

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