MORE FUND COMICS #1
The Baltimore Comic Con/Sky-Dog Press
Sketch Book (128 pgs)
John Romita/Adam Hughes/Mike Oeming/Frank Cho and Scott Kurtz/Jerry
Ordway/Erik Larsen/John Romita/Jr./Stan Sakai/Butch Guice/Geoff Johns/(more)
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/(more)
Sketch Book (128 pages)
John Romita Jr
J. Scott Campbell
John Romita Jr
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
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!’”
| February 4, 2004 | CBLDF '04 Membership Card
PEREZ DESIGNS CBLDF '04 MEMBERSHIP CARD
02-03-2004 01:53 PM by MattBrady
Following up on last year’s membership
card designed by Jim Lee, the CBLDF has confirmed that this year’s card
features the Hulk by George Perez.
MORE FUND COMICS #1
CBLDF MEMBERSHIP CARD
The image, showing the Hulk crushing the
word “censorship” was also used on last year’s More Fund Comics, a
benefit published by Sky Dog Press. In addition to being the first time
Perez has designed a card, the Hulk card also marks the first time that
a major publisher has allowed the Fund to use one of its characters on
a Member Card.
“This card is great example of how the
comics community is helping the Fund keep watch on this field’s First
Amendment rights,” Executive Director Charles Brownstein said. “Marvel,
George, and John Gallagher, who originally published this image on the
cover of More Fund Comics are to be commended for supporting us with
their hard work.”
The Perez card will be available to all
CBLDF members who sign up at a $25 or better donation. One hundred
members will also be able to to get their card signed by George Perez
by joining the CBLDF Century Club . Brownstein explains, “The Century
Club is something Jim Lee got going last year. Basically the first 100
people to sign up with the Fund at a membership level of $100 or better
gets their card signed by George.”
Along with the Perez, the Fund will
offer its 2004 Member Pin, which features Randy Dahlk’s Fund Logo in
gold on a cloisonné pin. The pin is sent to members who join at the $50
level. For members who sign up at the $100 level, the Fund is offering
a Member T-Shirt, which features the Fund logo in red and blue on a
black shirt. Other membership incentives for higher levels are
available at www.cbldf.org
| February 3, 2004 | Perez Hulk Card
CBLDFNews CBLDF, Marvel, & Perez Smash Censorship!
Tuesday, February 3, 2004 4:34 PM
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, Marvel Comics, and George Perez
have teamed up to smash censorship! The 2004 CBLDF Member Card
features Marvel's Hulk putting his foot down for free speech in a
stunning image drawn by JLA/Avengers visionary George Perez! To view
the image, visit http://www.cbldf.org.
CBLDF MEMBERSHIP CARD
"This card is a great first," says CBLDF Executive Director
Charles Brownstein. "Marvel's really stepped up in a big way
by becoming the first major company to allow the use of one of their
key icons on our Member Card. It's also the first time that
George, a past recipient of our Defender of Liberty Award, has
illustrated the card. And, of course, they're teaming up to help
us protect the most important First of all – The First
All CBLDF Members who sign up in 2004 at $25 or better will receive
the Perez Hulk Member Card. One hundred members will also be able to
to get their card signed by George Perez by joining the CBLDF Century
Club . Brownstein explains, "The Century Club is something Jim
Lee got going last year. Basically the first 100 people to sign up
with the Fund at a membership level of $100 or better gets their card
signed by George."
In addition to the Perez card, the Fund also rolled out the rest of
this year's Member Premiums. Foremost is the 2004 Member Pin,
which features Randy Dahlk's Fund Logo in gold on an attractive
cloisonné pin. The pin is sent to members who join at the $50
level. For members who sign up at the $100 level, the Fund is
offering a Member T-Shirt, which features the Fund logo in red and
blue on a black shirt. Other membership incentives for higher levels
are available at http://www.cbldf.org.
"This card is great example of how the comics community is
helping the Fund keep watch on this field's First Amendment
rights," Brownstein said. "Marvel, George, and John
Gallagher, who originally published this image on the cover of More
Fund Comics are to be commended for supporting us with their hard
| 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
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
| October 22, 2003 | New Comics Today
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 return to
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 convention.
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!
| September 21, 2003 | Baltimore Con Report (Sellers)
Baltimore Comic Con 2003 Report
BALTIMORE COMIC-CON 2003 (20-21 Sep 2003)
GEORGE PEREZ and TOM SMITH
at the Baltimore Con (20-21 Sep 2003)
(21 Sep 03) at
at the Baltimore Con, photo by ES
BATMAN VS JLA
art by Jim Lee and George Pérez, photo by ES
Sun, 21 Sep 2003 20:26:31 -0400
written by ES
I had a great time at the con. George wasn't sketching due to Carpel
Tunnel Syndrome (Note: Brace in Photo) but he was signing. I was there
both days and had George sign by Crisis TPB on Saturday and on Sunday a
copy of the More Fun Comic and two copies of JLA/AVENGERS. Even though
George wasn't sketching he was signing up a storm and posing for photos.
Everybody Loves George.
I attended the CrossGen Panel on Saturday. Ron Marz and George talked about THE WAR coming out this spring. Sounds
Great!!! I was unable to attend the JLA/AVENGERS panel due to them
change time slots on Sunday. Sorry No Transcript this time.
I had Tom Smith color some of my previous sketches from George and they turned out beautiful. George had some pieces at the CBLDF auction on Saturday. I was
not there the whole time but I did see two of his pieces MORE FUN
COMICS cover ($1,000.00) and Original Jim Lee/George Perez
Sketch ($1,600.00) sold. George always gives his all when it comes to the
I also met a lot of comic creators, some for the first time and
some that I have met before. Tom Brevoort, Frank Cho, Geoff Johns, Karl Kesel, Scott Kollins, Martin Nobel and Family, Howard Porter and Mark
Everybody was great!!!
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 the book.
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 Baltimore Comic-Con.
From CBLDF Yahoo Group, thanks to ES
| September 14, 2003 | Perez Fund Cover to be Auction
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 It!'"
| 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
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
Sky-Dog PressCOMICS #1
The convention, which runs September
20-21 at the Baltimore Convention Center (right by the famous Inner
Harbor), has promised more guest addition announcements.
"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
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
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
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
"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
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 hottest artists.
Some of the other contributors to the
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 many more.
"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
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
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 big."
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
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
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