Tuesday, May 22, 2012

CAPS charity art auction, May 31

Inked and rendered by Darwyn Cooke, from an original by Dave Stevens

The Comic Art Professional Society (CAPS) is holding an original art charity auction on May 31, 2012, at 7:00 pm in the upstairs meeting hall of the Animation Guild, 1105 N. Hollywood Way in Burbank.

The auctioneer will be none other than Sergio Aragon├ęs (MAD Magazine, Groo the Wanderer).

The auction is in honor of the late Dave Stevens who worked for many years at Hanna-Barbera and later became well-known for his creation of The Rocketeer (celebrating its 30th anniversary this month.) Dave left us far too soon in 2008 as a result of the rare hairy cell leukemia. Fifty percent of the proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Hairy Cell Leukemia Foundation in Dave's name.

The art featured in the auction comes donated by many luminaries in the world of comics, illustration and animation: Mike Mignola, Darwyn Cooke, Kelley Jones, Jack Davis, Dan Spiegle, Russ Heath, William Stout, Xaime Hernandez, Gilbert Hernandez, Jim Silke, Humberto Ramos, Ruben Procopio, Tone Rodriguez, Scott Shaw!, Stan Sakai, Stephen Silver, Angelo Torres, Patrick McDonnell, Al Jaffee, Mike Allred, Jim Steranko, Stan Goldberg, Dave Willardson, Dean Yeagle, Dustin Nguyen, Phil Noto, Benton Jew, Ralph Reese, Dan Brereton, Travis Charest, Norm Breyfogle and Eric Powell.
There will even be a print of one of Dave Stevens' Rocketeer pieces signed by both Dave and Bettie Page.

With the blessings of the Stevens family, the Comic Art Professional Society asks your help in combating the disease that claimed Dave's life. Your high bid on a piece of exquisite original art can aid research that will, hopefully, one day bring an end to hairy cell leukemia, a rare and insidious form of cancer.

For more details, and to see images of the art to be auctioned, visit the CAPS website.


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