Official Press Release
LOS ANGELES, CA (March 17, 2003) — ACTOR announced today the results of its 2003 Orlando MegaCon art auction which was held on the weekend of February 28-March 2, 2003 at Orlando MegaCon. Over $50,000 was raised during both the silent and live art auctions which featured 190 lots donated by comic book writers and artists such as George Perez, Leonard Kirk and Alex Ross.
ACTOR president Jim McLauchlin and LadyDeath creator and ACTOR board member Brian Pulido kept the crowd in high spirits during the two-hour auction that took place Saturday night.
Top auction highlights were:
- Alex Ross Earth X #7 painted cover: $2000
- George Pérez “JLA/Avengers” pinup/recreation: $1900
- Dale Keown The Darkness #1 cover: $1400
- Jerry Ordway “Thunder Agents” pinup from Comic Book Artist magazine: $1250
Things got especially heated when ACTOR rolled out nine key props from 20th Century Fox’s recent blockbuster hit, “Daredevil.”
- “Daredevil” movie film-used jacket: $3100
- “Daredevil” movie film-used 25″ billy club: $1800
- “Daredevil” movie film-used 41″ billy club/cane: $800
- “Daredevil” movie film-used holster: $750
Auction results will be posted to www.ACTORComicFund.org within the next week.
“ACTOR is overwhelmed by all the artists and writers who donated such incredible pieces to our art auction. We couldn’t have brought in such wonderful results without the combination of their generosity and the auction’s generous bidders,” said McLauchlin.
Pulido added, “It’s amazing to see every aspect of the industry respond and rally around this great cause. ACTOR is gaining momentum every month because what it stands for is vital.”
In addition to the auction, four industry greats, Leonard Kirk, Frank Cho and David Mack and ACTOR Disbursement Committee co-chairman George Pérez, donated their time at the ACTOR booth doing sketches and autographs for donations totaling over $3000.
ACTOR (A Commitment To Our Roots) Comic Fund is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. ACTOR creates a financial safety net for yesterdays’ creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and entrée back into paying work. For more information, visit www.ACTORComicFund.org or call 310-286-0758 x440.