These additional pieces were contributed by some American artists to assist with our fundraising efforts:
ED HANNIGAN has been a writer, artist, and editor of comic books for both Marvel Comics and DC Comics. His most notable writing credits include work on The Defenders during the late 1970s and early 1980s. As the artist on The Spectacular Spider-Man, Hannigan co-created the characters Cloak and Dagger. He pencilled the covers on Batman in a lengthy run that spanned the majority of 1983-1985 (with Don Newton providing the interior art). It is also worth noting that he both wrote and illustrated the three-issue prestige format series Skull & Bones for DC Comics in 1992. Hannigan was also the artist on DC Comics’s first ongoing Green Arrow comic book beginning in 1987. Written by Michael Grell, creator of Jon Sable, Freelance, the series continued in the serious, realistic direction Grell had begun in his limited series, The Longbow Hunters, wherein the Green Arrow sheds such of his trick-arrows as the classic boxing glove arrow, dons a Robin Hood-like costume, and lives in a Seattle flower shop with Dinah Lance, the Black Canary.
TERRY MOORE is the creator of Strangers In Paradise. For fourteen years, Terry wrote, drew, lettered and self-published 107 issues of SiP. The series came to an end in 2007 but remains in perpetual print for new readers. Currently Terry is publishing his second creator-owned series, Echo. He has also written Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane, and Runaways, both for Marvel Comics.
Terry has won numerous awards, including the Will Eisner Award, the National Cartoonist Society Award, A Comic-Con International Inkpot and two GLAAD awards.
The pieces shown above are in addition to over 50 original art pieces featuring Wolverine donated to the Joe Shuster Awards for the Visions of an Icon Art Show and Sale by Canadian artists. The pieces were exhibited twice in 2009 – at the Joe Shuster Awards Ceremony in September and at the Speakeasy Comic Art Show in November. The original art pieces will be auctioned off on eBay in April and May 2010 and are currently underway.
Expect these pieces to be listed on May 4th! (Tonight!)