| 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.
| April 24, 2003 | More Fund to Benefit CBLDF
, 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
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
| April 14, 2003 | Pérez's CBLDF Anthology Cover
Comic Book Resources
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.