From BUSTED vol 2, #18 (Summer/Fall 2004)
MORE FUND COMICS #1
EVEN MORE FUND COMICS #1
written by John Gallagher
Off the show floor, there was again a very comics-focued collection of
panels, as designed and organized by former Legion editor KC Carlson and
Johanna Draper-Carlson --
JG: Yeah, I'm interrupting but KC and Johanna are really cool! KC is one of the silent helpers behind Even More Fund, and last year's More Fund, and Johanna -- well, if you haven't heard about her comics review website (comicsworthreading.com), where have you been?
May 28, 2004 07:55 pm | Even More Fund Comics
SPIDEY COVERS EVEN MORE FUND COMICS
posted 05-28-2004 10:20 PM by MattBrady
MORE FUND COMICS #1
As with the original, Even More Fund will debut at the Baltimore
Comic-Con, this year scheduled for September 11th and 12th. “BaltiCon
Organizer Marc Nathan, with Cho, helped come up with the idea for last
year's More Fund, and over 30 of the creators in the book will be
attending the show to sign a copy, making it an instant collector's
item,” Gallagher said. “The book will hit comics around the same time.
The book will be solicited in the July Previews for items shipping in
September, published by Sky-Dog Press, and offered under the CBLDF
banner. The ever growing list of creators, as well as preview art and
cover, will, be up at www.skydogcomics.com
in the next few days.”
And like last year’s anthology, it’s a bargain. “We're planning Even
More Fund up as 144 pages, for just $10-- awesome, right? But, like last
year, the more creators we get, the bigger the book could get, with no
additional cost. Last year's book was solicited at 128 pages, and ended
up at 192 pages, still for ten bucks! As George Perez put it, ‘It turned
into a phone book!’”
| March 27, 2004 | Bud Plant's Catalog Spr 2004
If you don't use Diamond's PREVIEWS (retails for $3.25), then you are probably already on other free catalogues such as Westfield Comics (free to subscribers) or Bud Plant's catalogue (free upon request).
BUD PLANT'S INCREDIBLE CATALOGUE
The Bud Plant catalogue is published quarterly, and the latest one is
SPRING 2004. There are several interesting Perez-related items in it,
including the MORE FUND COMICS (Frank Cho Cover) for $11.95.
If you remember, that particular cover was only available at the THE BALTIMORE COMIC-CON (September 20-21, 2003), which is what is stated on their website:
This edition has a special cover by Cho, which was previously only available at the Baltimore Comic-Con. Sky Dog, 2003.
SC, 7x10, 192 pages, b&w.
The catalogue also recommended LEGION COMPANION
and MODERN MASTERS 2: GEORGE PEREZ, which is usually about an extra 10% larger than other listings.
| December 16, 2003 | Week 2 of CBLDF Auctions
Week 2 of Comicon.com Auction, plus More Fund Comics Total!
Tue Dec 16, 2003 2:36 pm
ITEM! Jim Lee, George Perez, Neil Gaiman & More In Week 2 of
WIZARD WORLD TEXAS CONVENTION PROGRAM 2003
WIZARD WORLD TEXAS CONVENTION ORIGINAL ART
CRIMSON PLAGUE POSTER (1999)
The second week of the COMICON.COM's CBLDF Holiday Benefit
Auction kicks off today with another blockbuster round of A-list
items donated to raise money for the Fund's fight for free
Last week's auction raised nearly $4,000! High points included
stellar pieces, such as the original art to Frank Cho's amazing
cover to More Fund Comics, a benefit produced by SkyDog Comics and
the Baltimore Comicon. That piece closed for an extraordinary
$2,000! Other highlights included original Promethea art by JH
Williams,which closed for over $500; a Zippy page by Bill Griffith,
which closed for over $400; and a Rick Veitch Greyshirt cover, which
closed for over $250.
This week we're offering an even bigger selection of great items
by comics all stars including Jim Lee, George Perez, Mark Silvestri,
Frank Miller, Neil Gaiman, Howard Cruse, Joseph Michael Linsner,
Michael Gaydos & Brian Bendis, Darick Robertson, Tim Truman, Peter
Bagge, Steve Bissette, and many more.
This week's items are:
GEORGE PEREZ JLA/AVENGERS ORIGINAL COVER ART
JIM LEE, BATMAN: HUSH ORIGINAL ART
JIM LEE, MARK SILVESTRI PUNISHER JAM
ALAN MOORE BIG NUMBERS #3 SCRIPT, SIGNED
HOWARD CRUSE, R.L. STINE ORIGINAL ART
FRANK MILLER "BATMAN & MARV" SKETCH
J.M. LINSNER ORIGINAL WOLVERINE ART
GAYDOS, BENDIS ORIGINAL ART: ALIAS #23, PAGE 20
PETER BAGGE PENCIL ROUGHS: HATE ANNUAL #3 COVER
S.R. BISSETTE'S CARNOSAURS PORTFOLIO
PEREZ "CRIMSON PLAGUE" SIGNED LITHO
THREE PRINTS BY JIM SILKE
JAM DRAWING: ROMAN DIRGE, ANDI WATSON, & 16 MORE
SWORD IN THE STONE COMIC CGC
NIGHT FORCE #9 SCRIPT SIGNED BY MARV WOLFMAN
GAIMAN: THE DANGEROUS ALPHABET RARE
GAIMAN MANUSCRIPT: BITTER GROUNDS
FOGLIO GIRL GENIUS ORIGINAL ART
DARICK ROBERTSON TRANSMET DRAWINGS SET
CALDWELL, BROOKS, YOUNG, BARBERI JAM SKETCH
TIM TRUMAN ORIGINAL PAINTING
DANNY HELLMAN DARTH DUBYA ORIGINAL ART
Visit the CBLDF on eBay.
to bid on these fantastic pieces for a great cause!
ITEM! More Fund Comics Raises Over $17,000 In 2003!
More Fund Comics, the benefit book published by Sky Dog Comics with
the Baltimore Comicon has raised over $17,000 for the CBLDF so far
this year. John Gallagher, editor and publisher of the book says,
"I just put a check in the mail for $10,000 representing the
money raised after costs on the initial orders of More Fund.
It's very gratifying to have worked with so many great artists to
make this dream project become a difference-making reality for the
MORE FUND COMICS #1
In addition to the $10,000 raised by the book, More Fund artists also
contributed much of their original art, including cover artists
George Perez and Frank Cho. Most of that art was sold on auction at
Baltimore Comicon last September where it raised $5,000 for the
CBLDF. Last week on eBay the Frank Cho variant cover was sold on
auction as part of the Comicon.com Holiday Benefit Auction for the
Fund and it raised over $2,000. Between the book and auction
proceeds More Fund has raised over $17,000 to date!
"This was a fantastic fundraiser," enthuses Fund Director
Charles Brownstein. "Everyone involved went above and beyond the
call to produce one of the best anthologies anywhere and to do it for
a cause that urgently needs everyone's support. More Fund will
help us build our war chest so we can fight whatever battles the
coming election year dishes out."
To get a preview of More Fund, visit http://www.skydogcomics.com
From CBLDF News and CBLDF.org
| October 12, 2003 | CBLDF's Baltimore Recap
CBLDFNews Summer Recap & T-Shirt Auction
MORE FUND COMICS #1
Fri, 10 Oct 2003 05:38:42 -0000
ITEM: Baltimore The Merrier
Despite the high winds and floods provided by Hurricane Isabel,
Baltimore Comicon was a roaring success. Held September 20 and 21,
the show was the launch pad for More Fund Comics, an amazing
anthology of comics by dozens of creators including Frank Cho,
Brandon Petersen, Scott Kurtz, Mark Schultz, John Gallagher, Steve
Conley, John Romita Jr, & John Romita Sr., Mike Oeming, and many,
many more. Over 500 copies of the book were sold at the show,
including the exclusive, limited edition Frank Cho variant cover,
featuring the title character from his upcoming series "Summer
In addition to More Fund, Jim Lee signed all day on Saturday for
crowds numbering in the hundreds. Following Lee's marathon
signing, the More Fund Auction happened, where the Fund auctioned George Perez's cover to More Fund, Steve Conley's art from the
interiors, a one of a kind Frank Miller banner, and much more,
raising $5,000 for the Fund. All told Baltimore Comicon raised
$8,600 for free speech!
From JJAYJ, via CG Forum
| September 22, 2003 | Baltimore Con Report (JJAYJ)
Crossgen at Baltimore Comic Con
BALTIMORE COMIC-CON 2003 (20-21 Sep 2003)
MORE FUND COMICS #1
GEORGE PEREZ AS THE FLASH
at the Baltimore Comic-Con (20-21 Sep 2003), photo by JJAYJ
scan by JJAYJ
posted 09-20-2003 09:51 PM
Ron Marz, Brandon Peterson, and George Perez made it to the Baltimore
Comic Convention this weekend, bringing with them a stripped down
Crossgen booth apparently designed for smaller conventions. There were a
few revealations, be forewarned of possible spoilers ahead!
The three of them held a panel discussion on Crossgen today, much of
which was spent discussing "The War" miniseries. Ron Marz (who is
writing the miniseries) made use of the event to ceremoniously hand over
the script to the first issue to George Perez (who will be the artist
on the series). George complained that there weren't enough characters
in the script, but that he would change that. They also handed out
copies of the Call to Arms poster at the conclusion of the panel.
Not much was revealed about the miniseries. It will be three issues,
each 38 pages in length, with the first issue coming out in late May
2004. Incidentally, in a later conversation I had with George, he
confirmed that it is Sephie depicted in the print.
They spoke a little bit about the financial troubles facing Crossgen,
which have yet to be resolved. They admitted that morale is off, but the
issues are being completed on time even if they aren't being published
on time. George said he is committed to remaining at Crossgen, despite
repeated efforts to get him to defect, however it is unlikely he will
Solus after doing The War (on the other hand, Solus may not return after the miniseries).
Some odds and ends: There will be a second round of DVDs out before Christmas, possibly including Chimera. Heroclix
is interested in doing a full set of Crossgen figures. Brandon did the
cover art for the convention program, a great drawing of Arwyn holding
the American flag. George did the Hulk cover art for the More Fund
charity anthology (regular edition - there was also a limited edition
with a Frank Cho cover), while Ron and Brandon collaborated on a story
for the anthology. I asked Ron if it was true that Mystic was due to be
cancelled - he wouldn't confirm or deny it but said it would be
published through next Spring at least. Right now Ron is working on the
crossover story between The Path and Way of the Rat. Everyone is
delighted with the script for the Way of the Rat movie, Ron did indicate
that the script writers have come up with an different take on how Po
Po started talking. It sounds like Chimera has a movie deal already.
Crossgen expatriates Mark Waid and Joshua Middleton were also at the
I'll probably think of more later, or will hear more tomorrow, and will
add to this account if I do. If anyone else picked up on something I
missed please jump in!
From CBLDF News
| September 20, 2003 | CBLDF Auction
CBLDFNews More Fund Auction: Rocks Like A Hurricane
Fri, 19 Sep 2003 07:53:03 -0000
While the winds are blowing furiously outside in Baltimore,
exhibitors and guests are arriving in droves for this weekend's
Baltimore Comicon. The Weather Channel expects the storm to
blow itself out of the area by show's opening on Saturday, but for
the Fund that's when things will heat up. Jim Lee will be signing
throughout Saturday afternoon, More Fund Comics will debut,
and at the end of the day we'll be holding the More Fund Auction.
Auction highlights include original art by George Perez, Frank
Cho, Gene Ha, Mark Schultz, and Stan Sakai, as well as signed
scripts by Alan Moore, Mark Millar, Garth Ennis & Mark Waid.
More items will be coming in on Saturday afternoon, but for now,
we're proud to present the list of items that will be auctioned off
on Saturday at Baltimore Comicon. Over 40 items will benefit the
Fund, so come down, show your support, and walk away with
some great pieces!
MORE FUND COMICS #1
1. Gene Ha, original inked art, Top Ten #8, page 1
2. Frank Cho, original cover art, "Summer Days," More Fund
3. George Perez, original cover art depicting Incredible Hulk,
More Fund Comics #1
32. George Perez, Crimson Plague signed print
33. Frank Miller, Sin City vinyl print, signed
34. Bisley, Eastman, Talbot, signe d print, Melting Pot
| September 14, 2003 | More Fund Variant Cover
(Even) More Fund Comics for CBLDF
Industry News, Scoop, Friday, September 12, 2003
As we reported last week, More Fund Comics, the Comic Book Legal Defense
Fund benefit book scheduled to debut at Baltimore Comic-Con, September
20-21, has added 64 pages (for a new total of 192) without increasing
its $10 cover price.
Now the Sky-Dog Press publisher John Gallagher has announced a
show-exclusive variant cover by Liberty Meadows creator and Amazing
Spider-Man cover artist Frank Cho. This variant edition will only be
offered at the convention.
The cover introduces a new creation by Frank Cho and PvP creator Scott
Kurtz, Summer Days, who also is featured in the duo's 10-page story in
As previously announced, Gallagher has already assembled an all-star
line up for the project, including Cho, George Perez, Mike Oeming, Erik
Larsen, Geoff Johns & Scott Kolins, Mark Wheatley, Scott Kurtz, John
Romita, Sr., Adam Hughes, Mike Wieringo, John Romita, Jr, Todd Nauck,
and many others.
"The generosity of the creators participating in More Fund has been
overwhelming," Gallagher said in a press release announcing the variant
cover. "With over 30 stories by top artists (and the fact that it helps
the CBLDF), I think everyone will see this is a 'must-have' book."
For more information on More Fund Comics, go to www.skydogcomics.com
For the full exhibitor list for the Baltimore Comic-Con, visit www.comicon.com/baltimore
More Fund Comics is a 192-page trade paperback, shipping in September,
retailing for $10.00, Published by Sky Dog Press, Diamond Comic
Distributors item #JUN03 2205. It hits comics shops the soon after the
From CBLDF Yahoo Group, thanks to ES
| September 14, 2003 | Perez Fund Cover to be Auction
MORE FUND COMICS #1
MORE FUND AUCTION
In addition to teaming up to make the star-studded anthology, many
artists are chipping in to raise money for the CBLDF at the More Fund
Auction, happening at the show. Auction art includes the original
More Fund covers by George Perez and Frank Cho. Also in the auction
is art by Mark Schultz, Steve Conley, Stan Sakai, John Gallagher,
Rich Faber, John Snyder, JG Jones, John Bean Hastings, Gene Ha, and
more. In addition to original art, we'll also have signed
scripts by Alan Moore, Jeph Loeb, Garth Ennis, and Rick Veitch, plus
signed art prints by Frank Miller, Matt Wagner, Teri S. Wood, Frank
Cammuso, and others. Creators coming to Baltimore Comicon will also
be committing more pieces in the hours leading up to the auction, so
be sure to be at the show on Saturday so you don't miss out on
some spectacular work being auctioned for this great cause!
From Silver Bullet Comics
| August 24, 2003 | Nathan Interview at SBC
Baltimore Comic-Con's Marc Nathan: SBC Q&A
Posted: Thursday, August 21
By: Tim O'Shea
Tim O’Shea: How did it come to pass that More Fund Comics will debut at Baltimore?
Marc Nathan: More Fund Comics, an anthology that will greatly benefit
the CBLDF will debut at the show this year. We made a lot of money for
the fund last year and wanted to top it. One night in January, myself
Frank Cho and John Gallagher and a few others were having dinner and we
spoke on how to go about beating the total raised last year. John had
just completed his collection of Buzzboy and was tuned in to make a
trade. The idea to ask mainstream creators to fill the book was a
reflection of our annual guest list. Frank got on the phone, I asked
George Perez, who received his Defender of Liberty award in a ceremony in Bonnie’s restaurant,
Charles Brownstein got permission from Marvel for the Hulk cover and
big name creators with stories came flowing in. At the show, we will
also have an auction for some of the art, including the Perez cover. We
hope to make a zillion dollars for the Fund. Frank Cho and Scott Kurtz
will be launching a new strip in the book that will make the book
important for years to come.
From Baltimore Comic-Con
| August 13, 2003 | CBLDF Fundraising Gains Momentum
BALTIMORE COMIC-CON UPDATE: August 13, 2003
MORE FUND COMICS #1
Wed, 13 Aug 2003 18:19:38 -0400
Dear friends of the Baltimore Comic-Con,
With Wizard World Chicago behind us, all eyes turn to the Baltimore
Comic-Con, September 20-21.
CBLDF FUNDRAISING GAINS MOMENTUM
With the growing excitement around the More Fund Comics anthology and
the show's Art Auction, we sure to raise a ton of money for the Comic
Book Legal Defense Fund. If there are any pieces you'd like to donate
to the Auction, let us know! For details about the More Fund Comics
anthology, visit the links below. Make sure your local retailer orders
| July 29, 2003 | More Creators on More Fund
MORE CREATORS SIGN ON FOR MORE FUND COMICS
posted 07-29-2003 07:30 PM by MattBrady
New artists are coming on board the MORE FUND COMICS Bandwagon every
day, contributing stories & art to the star-studded benefit book
for the CBLDF. At the Sky-Dog comics website,
new sneak preview art has been added, featuring Mike Oeming's "Mice
Templar," art from John Romita Jr.'s new "Greywatch," Ronn Sutton, Janet
Heatherington & Michael T. Gilbert's "5 Alarm Charlie", a new
"Usagi Yojimbo" strip by Stan Sakai, and finally, a stunning "Xenozoic
Tales" pin-up by Mark Schultz.
"Retailers and fans have been clamoring to know what everyone is
doing in MORE FUND," said Sky Dog publisher, and the book's
editor/designer, "so we've listed as complete a list as possible on the
Sky-Dog site. Once you see the art and contributor's list, you'll just
have to have this book-- Like Jack Kirby said: 'Don't ask! Just Buy
| July 12, 2003 | Full Article From CBG #1545
| June 30, 2003 | Baltimore Adds More Guests
Baltimore Comic-Con Adds More Guests
Industry News, Scoop, Friday, June 27, 2003
Current Fantastic Four artist Mike Weiringo, Elektra artist Sean Chen,
Avengers/JLA editor Tom Brevoort, and Avengers cover artist J.G. Jones
have been added to the Baltimore Comic-Con's guest line-up that already
includes superstars like artist Jim Lee (Batman), artist George Perez
(Avengers/JLA), writer Mark Waid (late of Fantastic Four), and writer
Geoff Johns (JSA).
BALTIMORE COMIC-CON 2003 (20-21 Sep 2003)
MORE FUND COMICS #1
The convention, which runs September 20-21 at the Baltimore Convention
Center (right by the famous Inner Harbor), has promised more guest
"We already have those guests plus Judd Winick, Michael Avon Oeming,
Frank Cho, Adam Hughes and many others, but there are still revelations
to come," said Marc Nathan, the show's promoter.
Information about the show can be found at http://www.comicon.com/baltimore/, or by contacting Cards, Comics & Collectibles at (410) 426-7410.
Other guests for the show are scheduled to include Neil Vokes, Top Shelf
Productions, Billy Tucci, Greg Horn, Joseph Michael Linsner, Scott
Kurtz, Steve Conley, Brian Stelfreeze, Michael Kaluta, Dean Haspiel,
Brad Meltzer, Marty Baumann, Karl Story, John K. Snyder III, Marc
Hempel, Mark Wheatley, Alternative Press, Jimmy Gownley, John Gallagher,
Rich Henn and others.
The show will also so the debut of More Fund Comics, an anthology
benefiting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund published by Buzzboy
creator John Gallagher's Sky-Dog Comics. Advance solicited through
Diamond Comic Distributors in June, this book features stories, pin-ups
and sketches from many of the creators attending the show as well as Art
Adams, Brandon Peterson, Butch Guice, Dan Fraga, Amanda Conner, Stan
Sakai, Terry Dodson, Cully Hamner, Matt Smith, J. Scott Campbell, Benn
Dunn, Erik Larsen, Jerry Ordway, Michael T. Gilbert, Harry Roland, Paul
Grist and others. The 144-page book features an Incredible Hulk cover by
George Perez and carries a price tag of only $11.95.
From COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1545 (27 Jun 03)
| June 15, 2003 | More Fund Comics on Cover of CBG
PERSONAL VISIONS PACK FUND-RAISER
written by Nathan Melby
published in COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1545 (27 Jun 03)
transcribed by Vu
related websites: www.comicsbuyersguide.com
The local project that grew into a charity comic book features work by comics stars. More Fund Comics could, its producers hope, raise the most money for a single project for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
The 128-page black-and-white book, to be released in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con Sept. 20-21
for $10, will feature a Hulk cover by George Pérez and stories by John
Romita, Adam Hughes, Mike Oeming, Frank Cho and Scott Kurtz, Jerry
Ordway, Erik Larsen, John Romita, Jr., Stan Sakai, Butch Guice, Geoff
Johns, and many more. It will be priced at $10.
Marc Nathan of Cards, Comics and Collectibles in Baltimore, John Gallagher of Sky-Dog Press,
and cartoonist Cho came up with the concept during a convention dinner.
Since that dinner, the project has grown from what was intended to be a
book featuring Baltimore-local creators to a book that, convention
organizer Nathan told CBG, he hopes will set a record for most money raised for the CBLDF.
"What is very exciting is that, since the momentum has built, people
have become more and more excited," publisher Gallagher told CBG. "A lot of these guys work that, but I am sure they would love to have that one personal vision that they have published."
MORE FUND COMICS TO RAISE CBLDF FUNDS
Project grows, as pros pitch in for charity
Marc Nathan told CBG that he hoped the book that would be introduced at his Baltimore Comic-Con Sept 20, More Fund Comics,
would raise more than $50,000 for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
His goal is to set a record for a single CBLDF fundraiser.
The book, published by John Gallagher's Sky-Dog Press, will feature a
George Pérez cover and the artistic and writing talents of more than 50
comics creators. Gallagher told CBG that his sights had
initially been set on doing a local project, due to a give-away that
Nathan did last year to promote his show.
"Marc got involved with getting George Pérez to commit to do a cover and
once we had him, Charles Brownstein with the CBLDF made a call to Joe
Questada for us to get the permission to use The Hulk.
From Comic Book Resources
| June 7, 2003 | Pipeline Previews Aug 03
PIPELINE PREVIEWS FOR AUGUST 2003
Friday June 6, 2003
written by Augie De Blieck Jr.
Back to everyone else:
On page 296 comes MORE FUND COMICS, a new graphic novel that's an
anthology of top name artists and writers contributing new works for the
benefit of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Names include Erik
Larsen, Frank Cho, George Perez, Michael Avon Oeming, Geoff Johns, Stan
Sakai, and a lot more. The total package will be $10 in black and white
with at least 128 pages. I talked to organizer John Gallagher at the
convention last weekend and he's still holding out the potential to bump
it up a few more pages before the book is finalized.
| May 27, 2003 | Inside More Fund Comics
INSIDE THE PAGES OF MORE FUND COMICS
posted May 27, 2003 09:15 AM by Matt Brady
In September, dozens of creators will come together for More Fund
Comics, the brainchild of John Gallagher, Frank Cho and Marc Nathan.
Envisioned in a way as a more mainstream SPX Anthology, More Fund will
benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and premiere at the Baltimore
Comic-Con. Newsarama spoke with Gallagher for an inside peek.
Going back to the beginning of More Fund Comics, it began, as many things do, Gallagher said, over dinner at a comic convention.
”I remember the origin of More Fund like this: I was having dinner with
Frank Cho and Marc Nathan. If you remember, Marc bought some 200,000
copies of Fantastic Four to promote the Baltimore Comic-Con last year,
and I suggested he put his efforts into creating a promotional comic
specifically for the Baltimore Comic-Con, and featuring work by many of
the local attendees of the show, like Steve Conley, Mark Wheatley,
myself and, of course, Frank Cho. Marc was supportive of the idea of a
comic related to the show, but preferred that the focus be on doing a
book for a worthy cause like the Fund. Frank brought to the table the
idea that we don't limit ourselves to who goes in the book-- if we were
to make the most amount of money for the CBLDF, we needed to think big. I
guess getting George Perez to draw the Hulk on the cover constitutes
big, so we succeeded there!”
From Diamond Comics
| May 23, 2003 | Diamond's More Fund Spotlight
More Fund Comics GN
George Perez. Geoff Johns. John Romita. Adam Hughes. Michael Oeming.
Scot Kollins. Erik Larsen. These are just a few of the many top-name
creators contributing to More Fund Comics, a star-spangled anthology
benefiting the CBLDF! Featuring a stunning Hulk cover by George Pérez,
MFC will contain stories, pin-ups, and introduce a special feature: "The
CBLDF Sketchbook," featuring a glimpse into the sketchbooks of some of
comic's hottest artists. See It Here First! — Comics premiers of new
comics creations — Mice Templar by Mike Oeming (Powers), Marc of the
Vampires by Neil Vokes (Superman Adventures), Frankenstein Mobster by
Mark Wheatley (Hammer of the Gods), plus the unveiling of a Super Secret
Project by Frank Cho (Liberty Meadows) and Scott Kurtz (PvP)! But
that's just the beginning! MFC includes works by such luminaries as Mike
Wieringo, Adam Hughes, Jerry Ordway, Erik Larsen, Greg Horn, J. Scott
Campbell, J. Bone , Scott Morse, Geoff Johns, Stan Sakai, and many, many
more (check for added creators at www.skydogcomics.com)! Show your support for freedom by ordering your copy of More Fund Comics today! Highly Recommended! (CAUT: 2)
SC, 7x10, 128pg, b&w..........$10.00
| May 13, 2003 | JLA/A Panel Part 11
transcribed by ES
Continuing the extensive coverage of THE JLA/AVENGERS PANEL from PITTSBURGH COMICON (April 25-27, 2003). Compiled transcription in: TRANSCRIPT OF THE JLA/AVENGERS PANEL WITH SPEAKER GEORGE PEREZ BY ES.
Eric: Ah homages are there drawn any homages to like you said in Baltimore the comic cover to the original JLA/AVENGERS from 1983/1984 and that wasn't the original cover and you were going to try and sneak that in.
COMICS INTERVIEW #6
JLA Meets the AVENGERS (2002), art by George Perez for ACTOR Auction (sold for $1,900)
George Perez: "Well the original cover has already been snuck in.
"In fact I did an original piece for ACTOR showing the famous first
meeting of the JLA/JSA with the crystal ball but this time it's the
AVENGERS lined up around the table and the JUSTICE LEAGUE inside the
crystal ball outnumbering the original JSA members from the original
cover. I did that as an ACTOR piece for auction and made good money but I
knew full well that was going to appear in the book.
"There is a scene where CAPTAIN AMERICA is looking at some pictures at
the mansion and knowing something is not right particularly since on of
the pictures he is looking at is that particular scene and I don't
remember any of this and what's going on you. I will not tell you (everyone laughs)
but again the idea that Kurt really and, ah, everyone involved, the
editors, Kurt are going out of there way to make this more than ah just a
quick lunch. We want you to chew on it for a while. My whole goal as
an artist, I'm assuming most of you are familiar with my work, I like
you to find something new the second time you read a comic, the third
time, the fourth time. Never draw one line when four will do. I like the
density that people are still coming to me, like the HULK: FUTURE
IMPERFECT book saying they just found something in the museum sequence
because I spent so much time sneaking things in, little nooks and
crannies there. I find sometimes there's the editors that criticize, of
course that takes time.
"In the long run if I simplify my artwork, yea I can get the work down
faster but I think the fans lose out on what makes my style unique. For
better or ill this is the Frankenstein that I created, ah, if I started
simplify my artwork I going to start hearing "George isn't putting the
attention in he use to" (everyone laughs).
The thing is I love what I do. This is my 29th year of doing comics
professionally. I like to think that I have the same enthusiasm I did
when I saw my name in print for the very, very first time when I was 19
years old. I hope to have an unfinished page on my drawing board when I
finally pass on. I just don't want it to be the page I'm working on
right now (everyone laughs). I absolutely adore what I do. I have
been incredibly, incredibly lucky. I am still kicking and have a loyal
fan following after 29 years, I'm celebrating my 22nd Wedding
Anniversary this year. I have a lovely house, I get to work at home
doing the thing that I love. People have commented I always have seem to
have a smile on my face even around the fans (everyone laughs)
but I would be the biggest ingrate if not to be grateful for what I
have. I have been blessed probably more than one man should be and I am
going to take advantage of it and appreciate it."
Fan: Well, This is kind of a fan boy question. I was wondering if SNAPPER CARR was going to appear.
RICK JONES, art by Perez/Vey.
joined in AVENGERS #1 (Sep 63)
EDWIN JARVIS , art by Pérez/Al Vey.
STAFF, Avengers' Butler. Joined in AVENGERS #1 (Sep 63)
LUCAS "SNAPPER" CARR, art by Perez.
HONORARY, Joined in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #28 (Feb-Mar 60)
George Perez: "YES. Every single member. In a scene SNAPPER CARR
barbecuing burgers with RICK JONES and giving a burger to JARVIS (everyone laughs)
and why are they barbecuing you are asking? You will see. Now people
are going to say I'm looking for the famous barbecue scene that George
Perez told us about." (everyone laughs)
(That's it for now. The final JLA/A question was answered in April 30, 2003 | JLA/A Page Count, and the rest is the CBLDF's More Fund Comics, and George answering about Comic Con appearances...)
Very special thanks to ES for his wonderful contribution and hard work!
| May 2, 2003 | More Fund Comics Card
| April 28, 2003 | Pittsburgh 2003 Report
George doing sketches (Friday), Photo by ES
JLA/A Panel (Sunday), Photo by ES
Pittsburgh Comic Convention 2003
April 25-27, 2003
Pittsburgh Expomart - Monroeville, PA
written by ES
I attached a copy of the program and George doing sketches for fans on
Friday and George on the JLA/AVENGERS Panel (himself) Sunday.
At the end of the panel he talked about his work
for the CBLDF and the More Fund Comics issue that will be available in September at Baltimore.
George Sketched for Make-a-Wish Foundation and
raised over 2,500 dollars for them.
My tape recorder is playing back the
panel discussion in super slow speed so until I can't figure it out and
I can't transcribe it. Lots of cool info to tell you though about what
Mr. Perez told us to at the panel. No plot points but about some cool
scenes. One rumor I can shot down right now is Big Belly Burger is not
Mr. Kurt Busiek.
From Newsarama, thanks to Brian Pate
| April 24, 2003 | More Fund to Benefit CBLDF
MORE FUND COMICS TO BENEFIT THE CBLDF
posted April 24, 2003 07:04 AM by MattBrady
George Perez. Geoff Johns. John Romita. Adam Hughes. Michael Oeming.
Terry Dodson. Erik Larsen. These are just a few of the many top-name
creators contributing to MORE FUND COMICS, a star-spangled anthology
benefiting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund,
and debuting in September at the Baltimore Comicon. Featuring a
stunning Incredible Hulk cover by George Perez, the book will contain
stories, pin-ups, and introduce a special feature: "The CBLDF
Sketchbook," featuring a glimpse into the sketchbooks of some of comic's
Some of the other contributors to the book include:
John Romita, Jr., Erik Larsen, Frank Cho, Art Adams, J. Scott Campbell,
Butch Guice, Geoff Johns, Skott Kolins, Brandon Peterson, Scott Kurtz,
Jerry Ordway, Paul Grist, Scott Morse, Jim Valentino, Hi-Fi Studios,
Mike Manley, Michael T. Gilbert, Mark Wheatley, Jimmy Palmiotti, Greg
Horn, Stan Sakai, Mike Oeming, Chris Eliopoulos, Ben Dunn, Terry Dodson,
Ron Marz, Mark Schultz, Adam Hughes, Rick Remender, Steve Conley, and
"The goal of this book," said publisher/editor John Gallagher," is to
bring together the big and rising stars of comics, let them do something
completely different, and raise awareness and bucks for the CBLDF."
Completely different? "Let's just say that John Romita will be doing
something he's never done before."
The same goes for Geoff Johns and Skott Kolins (JSA, Flash), Mark
Wheatley (Hammer of the Gods), and even MORE FUND's co-conceiver, Frank
(Liberty Meadows) Cho, has something new: "Scott (PVP) Kurtz and I will
be debuting a new top secret project in the very pages of this anthology
book," said Cho, "a brand new ongoing humor series."
MORE FUND was conceived by Gallagher (best known for his work on the
self-published Buzzboy), Cho, and Baltimore Comicon organizer Marc
Nathan, as the three tried to think up a new way to help the CBLDF. Cho
and Nathan went about securing mainstream creators like Campbell, Adams,
and cover artist Perez, while Gallagher focused on pulling in some of
the up-and-comers contributing, such as Carla Speed McNeil, J. Bone, and
Scott Morse. Then CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein, a big
supporter of the project from the start, pulled out the big guns: He got
Marvel Comics to give permission to use the Hulk on the cover.
Commented Nathan,"Once Charlie got us the Hulk, we knew this would be
You can find out how big in September! More Fund Comics is a 144-page
trade paperback, retailing for $10.00. Published by Sky Dog Press, look
for an advance solicitation under the CBLDF banner in the June edition
of Diamond's Previews. Also from Sky Dog in the June Previews, look for
"Buzzboy: Monsters, Dreams, & Milkshakes," the new trade paperback
by John Gallagher and friends, shipping in August.
MORE FUND contributors are being added every day, and the growing list and preview art can be checked at
| April 15, 2003 | More Fund Comics Is Coming
MORE FUND COMICS IS COMING!
April 15, 2003
MORE FUND COMICS™ & ©2003 JOHN GALLAGHER
Sky Dog Press, publisher of Buzzboy, has joined forces with the
Baltimore Comicon, and a variety of awesome comic creators to bring you
MORE FUND, an all-ages anthology book to benefit the Comic Book Legal
Defense Fund! Featuring a HULK cover (courtesy of the fine folks at
Marvel!) by JLA/Avengers artist George Perez!
Featuring a mix of stories, sketches, and pin-ups, his star-studded book
debuts in Baltimore in September-- Look for an advance solicitation in
Diamond's June Previews, under the CBLDF banner!!
Featuring an assortment of big name creators and rising stars, MORE FUND COMICS is sure to be a hit!
Here's a tentative list of contributors, with more to come:
J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
JOHN ROMITA JR
Comic Book Resources,
| April 14, 2003 | Pérez's CBLDF Anthology Cover
LYING IN THE GUTTER
Monday April 14, 2003
written by Rich Johnston
Earlier this week on Comicon Pulse, Frank Cho mentioned an upcoming CBLDF anthology he's been creating, and the following sneek peek image was shown:
Well, what did I find in my inbox but a very similar picture.
It seems that Marvel have approved the CBLDF using Hulk on the front cover of this book.
COMING SOON! COME BACK TUESDAY, APRIL 15 For The Big Scoop!
MEET FRANK CHO IN BALTIMORE, HELP THE CBLDF, AND GET AN EXCLUSIVE ANTHOLOGY FEATURING SOME GREAT CREATORS
posted 04-10-2003 11:06 PM
This September, I will only attend the Baltimore Comic Con and NOT the
SPX (Small Press Expo). It was a tough decision but due to the
overwhelming workload and commitments, I can only attend one convention
that month. So those in the Washington, Virginia and Baltimore area, if
you want my autograph or a sketch come on down to the Baltimore Comic
The Baltimore Comic Con
is printing a huge anthology book to benefit the COMIC BOOK LEGAL
DEFENSE FUND. For those who don't know, the CBLDF is a non-profit
organization dedicated to the preservation of First Amendment rights for
members of the comics community. The anthology book (entitled MORE FUND
COMICS) will feature a stunning cover by the great GEORGE PEREZ and
contributions by ADAM HUGHES, ARTHUR ADAMS, BRANDON PETERSON, BEN DUNN,
BUDD ROOT, BUTCH GUICE, DAN FRAGA, ERIK LARSEN, GREG HORN, J. SCOTT
CAMPBELL, JIMMY PALMIOTTI, JOHN ROMITA, JOHN ROMITA JR, MARK SCHULTZ,
MIKE OEMING, PHIL NOTO, STAN SAKAI, TERRY DODSON, and many more.