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  1. Dork-Vader

    Dork-Vader Star Wars Sketch Card Artist star 4 VIP

    May 14, 2003
    From the Comic Geek Speak boards-

    October 25-26 in New Jersey

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Several pop culture and comic book fans across the country have begun to celebrate Wonder Woman Day in October to raise money for local family services charities. The event has grown from one location raising $15,400 in 2006 to two locations raising around $30,000 in 2007. At Comic Fusion in Flemington, New Jersey, we are proud to have raised about $3,000 of that total for S.A.F.E. in Hunterdon, our local women's shelter which automatically takes 25% of all cash donations to allocate to their children's art therapy program.

    WWD was founded by author Andy Mangels who runs the event in Portland, OR. The New Jersey event is run by Stacy Korn and Beth Delaney of Comic Fusion.

    We're soliciting for artwork and signed items. Since our deadline is October 1st, the CGS Supershow will be the perfect time & place for you to deliver any items to Beth who is proud to be a first time vendor with her own messenger bag line called Hero Fashions & Accessories.

    At the request of S.A.F.E. in Hunterdon, we kindly ask that any donated pieces do not contain violent or sexually explicit images. They can't contain weapons, fighting or skimpy versions of costumes. Consideration to having Wonder Woman shown in her beautiful Amazonia armor with shield, sword or lasso will be acceptable if she's merely holding them and not fighting but it's preferred by the board if weapons are left out all together. I's very important to the board that they see our beloved Diana shown in a dignified posture. Think Empowerment, Bravery, Courage and Generosity. We had some very creative submissions last year. Any female character from comics is welcome but Wonder Woman and her universe is really what we're going for; however, a delightful Kitty Pryde wouldn't be rejected.

    We've had wonderful artists contribute to the cause by sending in sketches, lithographs, and posters and writers who have sent in signed copies of their books for our auctions. The following is just a partial list of those who have previously donated:

    Aaron Sowd Acir Galvao Adam DeKraker Al Bigley Al Rio Alex Saviuk Alexandre Tso Alfredo Lopez Jr Allison Sohn Amy Pronovost Andres Ponce Andy Smith Anne Timmons Anthony Tan Ariel Padilla Aries Mendoza Art Baltazar Bill Maus Bill Tucci Bong Dazo Bonkz Seriosa Brian Williamson Brock Heasley Cat Staggs Chris Dibari Christopher Muller Colleen Coover Craig Rousseau Dan Burgonos Dan Parent Daniel Crosier Daniel HDR Dave Gutierrez Dave Hoover David Chelsea Dean Haspiel Diane Carroll Don Perlin Doug Baron Eduardo Pansica Elvis Moura Eric Wolfe Hanson Evan Bryce Franchesco! Fred Hembeck Freddy Lopez Gary Frank Gilbert Hernandez Glen Hanson Glen Orbik Glenn Whitmore Greg Moutafis Guilherme Balbi Borba Guy Davis Howard Bender Howard Simpson Ivan Velez Jr. J.A. Fludd Jaime Hernandez Jake Minor Jamal Igle James "Bukshot" Bukauskas James Fiorentino Jan Eliot Janet Hetherington Jason Baroody Jeremy McHugh Jerry Carr Jessica Hickman Jim Jimenez Jim Lee Jim Mahfood Jim Valentino Joan Reilly Joe Staton John Heebink John Lustig John Painz John Watson Jon Racimo Jona Tan Jose Weingartner Jr Julius Gopez Karen Ellis Katie Cook Keith Tucker Ken Branch Ken Haeser Kevenn T. Smith Khoi Pham Kris Dresen Kristen McCabe Leif Jones Lui Antonio Marat Mychaels Marcus To Mark Bloodworth Mark Padilla Mark Robinson Michael Bair Michael L. Peters Michael Para Michael T. Gilbert Mike Cavallaro Mike Collins
    Mike Grell Mike Pascal Mike Vosburg Neil Vockes

    For more information, please check out:
    Comic Fusion - (You can reach us by email at and The website still features all of last year's donations.
    The Wonder Woman Museum -
    S.A.F.E. in Hunterdon -


    I did a WW sketch card
  2. TNPredsFan

    TNPredsFan Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 10, 2004
    I've never heard of this before, but what a great idea. :) It would be great if we could, as a group, sponsor or participate in an event to support local shelters next year.

    Thanks for sharing, Lin.

    edit: can't speel :(
  3. Qui-Gon Tim

    Qui-Gon Tim Memphis, TN FanForce Chapter Rep star 5

    Apr 1, 2000
    That would be a really great thing to do. Maybe we could get one of the local comics shops involved.

    Here are a couple of shelters in Memphis that we could benefit:

    [link=]YMCA of Greater Memphis: Abused Women's Services[/link]

    [link=]Memphis Family Shelter[/link]

    There's also the House of Grace shelter, which doesn't seem to have a website that I can locate. But here's an article about it from [link=]The Commercial Appeal[/link].

  4. Dork-Vader

    Dork-Vader Star Wars Sketch Card Artist star 4 VIP

    May 14, 2003
    I'll see if I can't find out more about the event and hosting something here to benefit something local.

  5. Dork-Vader

    Dork-Vader Star Wars Sketch Card Artist star 4 VIP

    May 14, 2003
    More info on WW Day III...

    Sunday, October 26, 2008 -- 12noon-6pm, FREE
    Excalibur Comics, 2444 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, Oregon
    A part of national Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

    An ALL AGES benefit and celebration for Domestic Violence shelters and Crisis Line!
    Raphael House of Portland -- Bradley-Angle House -- Portland Womens Crisis Line

    Adam Hughes (Wonder Woman, Catwoman, Superman, Gen-13, Star Wars)
    Allison Sohn (Heroes, Star Wars, Red Sonja)
    Gail Simone (Wonder Woman, Birds of Prey, Secret Six)
    Aaron Lopresti [12-2 only] (Wonder Woman, New X-Men, Ms Marvel, Hulk)
    Steve Dorris [2-5 only] (onsite caricatures of YOU as a super-hero)!

    SILENT ART AUCTION: (see more details below)
    original Wonder Woman illustrations created and donated by top Comic Book, Comic Strip, and Animation Artists including
    Past Wonder Woman Artists: Aaron Lopresti -- Adam Hughes -- Chris Marrinnan -- Matt Wagner -- Phil Jimenez -- Terry Dodson
    Plus A Host Of Superstar Artists: Aaron McConnell -- Aaron Sowd -- Al Rio -- Alexandre Tso -- Alex Chung -- Alfredo Lopez Jr -- Allison Barrows -- Allison Sohn -- Amy Pronovost -- Andie Tong -- Andres Ponce -- Anna Hybsier -- Anne Timmons -- Anthony D Lee -- Anthony Tan -- Barry Deutsch -- Ben Balistreri -- Ben Dunn -- Bennett Pisek -- Bill Maus -- Bill Morrison -- Brad Rader -- Brandon Richardson -- Brian Denham -- Brian Douglas Ahern -- Brian Williamson -- Carlos Vega -- Cat Staggs -- Charles Valderrama -- Chris Henderson -- Cody Constable -- Dame Darcy -- Dan Schoening -- Dane Ault -- Daniel HDR -- Danielle Corsetto -- Dave Crosland -- Dave Hoover -- David Newbold -- Dean Motter -- Dennis Crisostomo -- Diane Carroll -- Don Perlin -- Drazen Kozjan -- Dylan Meconis -- Eamon O'Donoghue -- Ed Bickford -- Ed Hannigan -- Eduardo Pansica -- Elvis Moura -- Emerson Vasconcelos -- Ernest Jocson -- Fred Hembeck -- Gabe Lamberty -- Gene Gonzales -- Gilbert Hernandez -- Glen Hanson -- Greg Moutafis -- Guy Davis -- Howard Bender -- Ibrahim Moustafa -- J.A. Fludd -- J Bone -- Jaime Hernandez -- James E. Lyle -- Janet Hetherington -- Janine Johnston -- Jay Fife -- Jeremy McHugh -- Jerry Carr -- Jesse Hamm -- Jessica Hickman -- Jim Mahfood -- Joelle Jones -- John Heebink -- John Lustig -- Jona Locsin-Tan -- Jonathan Lau -- Jonathan Wayshak -- Jorge Lucas -- Jose Weingartner Jr -- Judith Hunt -- Justin Ridge -- Karen Ellis -- Karen Krajenbrink -- Karlton Hahn -- Katie Cook -- Keith Tucker -- Ken Branch -- Keron Grant -- Kevenn T Smith -- Kevin Karstens -- Kevin Noffz -- Knate Carter -- Kristen McCabe -- Lea Hernandez -- Leanne Hannah -- Lee Moyer -- Louis Womble -- Lui Antonio -- Luis Sierra -- Lukas Ketner -- Mario Pons -- Mark Bloodworth -- Mark Padilla -- Mark Tannacore -- Mauricio Dias -- Max Bretchneider -- Melissa Lee -- Mel Joy San Juan -- M. Jason Reed -- Michael T. Gilbert -- Mike Collins -- Mike Jungbluth -- Mike Pascale -- Milton Knight -- Nathan Baertsch -- Neil Vokes -- Newton Barbosa -- Nick Sung -- Noel Rodriguez -- Patrick Fillion -- Paul Gould -- Paul Guinan -- Paul Taylor -- Phil Yeh -- Ralph Cabrera -- Randy Milholland -- Rashad Doucet -- Ray Caspio -- Richard Howell -- Rich Ellis -- Rick Stasi -- Ric Nicholls -- Riley Rossmo -- Rock Barcellos -- Rodjer Goulardt -- Rodney Buchemi -- Roger Medeiros -- Rogerio DeSouza -- Ron Chan -- Ronn Sutton -- Ruben Procopio -- Ryan Alexander-Tanner -- Ryan Sook -- Scott Christian Sava -- Scott Koblish -- Scott Morse -- Shawn McManus -- Simon Gane -- Spencer Brinkerhoff III -- Steve Buccellato -- Steve Dorris -- Steve Gordon -- Steve MacIsaac -- Steve Stanley -- Tim Fish -- Tori Phillips -- Tyler Richlen -- Val Mayerik -- Wendy Pini -- Wen-Xi Chen -- Winston Blakely !

    * Fans can take photos with a gorgeous "Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman" mannequin.

    * Real Live Super-Heroes & Heroines On-Site for photos!
    * See an exhibit of top Wonder Woman collectibles!
    * Come dressed in a super-hero costume and get free prizes!

    Door prizes and drawings (for charity) includ
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