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MORE FUND COMICS #1 (Sep 2003)

cover: George Pérez
MORE FUND COMICS #1
Sep 2003
$10.00
The Baltimore Comic Con/Sky-Dog Press

Sketch Book (128 pgs)

writer: 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)
art: 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)



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    Credits
    Sketch Book (128 pages)
    writer:  John Romita
    Adam Hughes
    Mike Oeming
    Frank Cho
    Scott Kurtz
    Jerry Ordway
    Erik Larsen
    John Romita Jr
    Stan Sakai
    Butch Guice
    Geoff Johns
    (more)
    art:  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)
    colors:  N/A
    letters:  N/A
    editor:  N/A
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    MORE FUND COMICS #1 (Sep 2003)
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    EVEN MORE FUND COMICS #1 (Sep 2004)
    BALTIMORE FUND
    written by John Gallagher

    (excerpt)

    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
    From Newsarama

    SPIDEY COVERS EVEN MORE FUND COMICS
    posted 05-28-2004 10:20 PM by MattBrady

    MORE FUND COMICS #1 (Limited Edition) (Sep 2003)
    Sky-Dog Press
    (excerpt)

    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
    From Newsarama

    PEREZ DESIGNS CBLDF '04 MEMBERSHIP CARD
    posted by 02-03-2004 01:53 PM by MattBrady

    MORE FUND COMICS #1 (Sep 2003)
    Sky-Dog Press
    CBLDF MEMBERSHIP CARD (2004)
    CBLDF
    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.

    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
    From CBLDF

    CBLDFNews CBLDF, Marvel, & Perez Smash Censorship!
    Tuesday, February 3, 2004 4:34 PM

    CBLDF MEMBERSHIP CARD (2004)
    CBLDF
    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.

    "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 Amendment."

    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 work."

     December 16, 2003 | Week 2 of CBLDF Auctions
    From CBLDF

    Week 2 of Comicon.com Auction, plus More Fund Comics Total!
    Tue Dec 16, 2003 2:36 pm

    WIZARD WORLD TEXAS CONVENTION PROGRAM 2003 (Nov 2003) WIZARD WORLD TEXAS CONVENTION ORIGINAL ART (2003) CRIMSON PLAGUE POSTER (1999)
    ITEM! Jim Lee, George Perez, Neil Gaiman & More In Week 2 of Comicon.com Auction

    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 speech!

    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

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    to bid on these fantastic pieces for a great cause!

    ITEM! More Fund Comics Raises Over $17,000 In 2003!

    MORE FUND COMICS #1 (Limited Edition) (Sep 2003)
    Sky-Dog Press
    MORE FUND COMICS #1 (Sep 2003)
    Sky-Dog Press
    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 CBLDF."

    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 Vu

    AVENGERS/JLA #2 AVENGERS/ JLA #2 (Oct 2003) MORE FUND COMICS #1 (Sep 2003)
    Sky-Dog Press

    AVENGERS/JLA #2 is awesome. It was just what I was expecting! I cannot tell you how excited I am to see #3 and #4.

    Kurt Busiek posted an interesting take/answers on the Avengers Comicboard (rpl=031022232627). You should read it after you read #2.

    Also, MORE FUND COMICS #1 made their way to the comic book shops today. It was previously only available at the THE BALTIMORE COMIC-CON 2003.

     October 12, 2003 | CBLDF's Baltimore Recap
    From CBLDF News and CBLDF.org

    MORE FUND COMICS #1 (Limited Edition) (Sep 2003)
    Sky-Dog Press
    MORE FUND COMICS #1 (Sep 2003)
    Sky-Dog Press
    CBLDFNews Summer Recap & T-Shirt Auction
    Fri, 10 Oct 2003 05:38:42 -0000

    (excerpt)

    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 Days."

    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!

     September 22, 2003 | Baltimore Con Report (JJAYJ)
    From JJAYJ, via CG Forum


    BALTIMORE COMIC-CON 2003 (20-21 Sep 2003)
    Baltimore, Maryland
    NEGATION WAR #1 (of 6) (Errata) (Mar 2004) 
    CrossGen Comics
    MORE FUND COMICS #1 (Limited Edition) (Sep 2003)
    Sky-Dog Press
    MORE FUND COMICS #1 (Sep 2003)
    Sky-Dog Press
    GEORGE PEREZ AS THE FLASH at the Baltimore Comic-Con (20-21 Sep 2003), photo by JJAYJ
    AUTOGRAPH scan by JJAYJ
    Crossgen at Baltimore Comic Con
    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)
    From ES


    BALTIMORE COMIC-CON 2003 (20-21 Sep 2003)
    Baltimore, Maryland
    GEORGE PEREZ and TOM SMITH at the Baltimore Con (20-21 Sep 2003)
    GEORGE PEREZ (21 Sep 03) at at the Baltimore Con, photo by ES
    BATMAN VS JLA art by Jim Lee and George Pérez, photo by ES
    Baltimore Comic Con 2003 Report
    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 CBLDF.

    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 Waid. Everybody was great!!!

     September 20, 2003 | CBLDF Auction
    From CBLDF News

    CBLDFNews More Fund Auction: Rocks Like A Hurricane
    Fri, 19 Sep 2003 07:53:03 -0000

    (excerpt)

    MORE FUND COMICS #1 (Limited Edition) (Sep 2003)
    Sky-Dog Press
    MORE FUND COMICS #1 (Sep 2003)
    Sky-Dog Press
    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!

    1. Gene Ha, original inked art, Top Ten #8, page 1
    2. Frank Cho, original cover art, "Summer Days," More Fund Comics #1
    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
    From Scoop

    (Even) More Fund Comics for CBLDF
    Industry News, Scoop, Friday, September 12, 2003

    MORE FUND COMICS #1 (Limited Edition) (Sep 2003)
    Sky-Dog Press
    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.

     September 14, 2003 | Perez Fund Cover to be Auction
    From CBLDF Yahoo Group, thanks to ES

    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!

     August 24, 2003 | Nathan Interview at SBC
    From Silver Bullet Comics

    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.

     August 13, 2003 | CBLDF Fundraising Gains Momentum
    From Baltimore Comic-Con

    MORE FUND COMICS #1 (Sep 2003)
    Sky-Dog Press
    BALTIMORE COMIC-CON UPDATE: August 13, 2003
    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.

    (excerpt)

    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 plenty! previews.diamondcomics.com and www.skydogcomics.com

     July 29, 2003 | More Creators on More Fund
    From Newsarama

    MORE CREATORS SIGN ON FOR MORE FUND COMICS
    posted 07-29-2003 07:30 PM by MattBrady

    (excerpt)

    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
    From Vu

    COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1545 You need to have your cookies enabled to view the full article of More Fund Comics to raise CBLDF funds By Nathan Melby (June 06, 2003). Originally published in COMIC BUYER'S GUIDE #1545.

    Excerpts article can be found here: June 15, 2003 | More Fund Comics on Cover of CBG

     June 30, 2003 | Baltimore Adds More Guests
    From Scoop

    Baltimore Comic-Con Adds More Guests
    Industry News, Scoop, Friday, June 27, 2003


    BALTIMORE COMIC-CON 2003 (20-21 Sep 2003)
    Baltimore, Maryland
    MORE FUND COMICS #1 (Sep 2003)
    Sky-Dog Press
  • COMICS #1
  • 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).

    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 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.

     June 15, 2003 | More Fund Comics on Cover of CBG
    From COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1545 (27 Jun 03)

  • COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1545
  • 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.

    (excerpt)

    "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.

     June 7, 2003 | Pipeline Previews Aug 03
    From Comic Book Resources

    PIPELINE PREVIEWS FOR AUGUST 2003
    Friday June 6, 2003
    written by Augie De Blieck Jr.

    (excerpt)

    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
    From Newsarama

    INSIDE THE PAGES OF MORE FUND COMICS
    posted May 27, 2003 09:15 AM by Matt Brady

    (excerpt)

    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!”

     May 23, 2003 | Diamond's More Fund Spotlight
    From Diamond Comics

    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
    From ES

    JLA/AVENGERS PANEL
    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.

    >>>

  • COMICS INTERVIEW #6
  • JLA Meets the AVENGERS (2002), art by George Perez for ACTOR Auction (sold for $1,900)
  • 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.

    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."

  • RICK JONES, art by Perez/Vey. HONORARY, 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)
  • Fan: Well, This is kind of a fan boy question. I was wondering if SNAPPER CARR was going to appear.

    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
    From ES

    MORE FUND COMICS CARD (Apr 2003)
    Sky-Dog Press
     April 28, 2003 | Pittsburgh 2003 Report
    From ES

  • 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.

     April 24, 2003 | More Fund to Benefit CBLDF
    From Newsarama, thanks to Brian Pate

    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 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 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 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 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 www.skydogcomics.com.

     April 15, 2003 | More Fund Comics Is Coming
    From Buzzboy.com

    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:

  • GEORGE PEREZ
  • ADAM HUGHES
  • ARTHUR ADAMS
  • BRANDON PETERSON
  • BEN DUNN
  • BUDD ROOT
  • BUTCH GUICE
  • DAN FRAGA
  • GREG HORN
  • J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
  • FRANK CHO
  • ERIK LARSEN
  • JOHN ROMITA
  • JOHN ROMITA JR
  • MARK SCHULTZ
  • MIKE OEMING
  • JOHN GALLAGHER
  • STAN SAKAI
  • TERRY DODSON
  • JIMMY PALMIOTTI
  •  April 14, 2003 | Pérez's CBLDF Anthology Cover
    From Comic Book Resources, thanks to Brian Pate

    LYING IN THE GUTTER
    Monday April 14, 2003
    written by Rich Johnston

    HULK OUT

    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.


    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 Con.

    (excerpt)

    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.


    COMING SOON! COME BACK TUESDAY, APRIL 15 For The Big Scoop! 
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