March, 2003, Runnemede, NJ
-- Adam Kubert would go anywhere or do anything for the
right cause. On Saturday, May 3, the fan-favorite artist
will get his chance.
X-men artist Kubert will auction off his services for a
three hour comic book store signing anywhere in the continental
U. S. on May 3, 2003. The appearance coincides with the
release of the "X-Men 2" film May 2nd and Free
Comic Book Day May 3rd.
The Marvel exclusive artist
will donate all proceeds raised from the auction to the
National Childhood Cancer Foundation. The event will be
co-sponsored by Wizard and Dynamic Forces.
The 10-day auction kicks off
on ebay.com Friday, March 28 and runs through April 6 (beginning
and ending at 11 p.m. EST).
Interested retailers can find
the auction here:
This event is co-sponsored
by Dynamic Forces and Wizard Magazine.
"With the X-Men sequel
and Free Comic Day weekend, this seemed like a great opportunity
to create a little more awareness for the comics industry
and raise money for charity in the process," said
Kubert, a mainstay on Wizard’s Top 10 Artists list
and teacher at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic
Art in Dover, New Jersey (http://www.kubertsworld.com/).
"No problem, I’ll hop on a plane and go anywhere
in the U.S. for this event." Adam has been illustrating
the top selling Ultimate X-Men title for Marvel Comics for
“Adam is literally
full of energy,” added Dynamic Forces President
Nick Barrucci. “All of the fans who are enjoying
the phenomenal work on Ultimate X-Men can see that energy
spill onto every page. And when he mentioned that he was
going to channel some of that energy into raising money
for the National Childhood Cancer Foundation, we jumped
on board to help raise as much money as possible.”
The Free Comic Book Day giveaway
will include a version of Kubert and Mark Millar’s
popular Ultimate X-Men #1, which Kubert will sign, in addition
to the Wizard X-Men special which features artwork by both
Adam and Andy Kubert.
To help boost the charitable
donation, Dynamic Forces will be offering signed editions
of the Ultimate X-Men Free Comic Book Day #1 for $10 with
all proceeds to be included in the NCCF donation. These
signed editions are also available on the Dynamic
Forces website for $10 (plus shipping and handling).
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