Official Press Release
Following up on the success of last year’s MORE FUND, which raised upwards of $30,000 for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund some of comics’ hottest creators will team up to present this star-spangled benefit book, courtesy of Sky Dog Press, and featuring comics stories and art by George Perez, Kurt Busiek, Jim Lee, Bill Willingham, Michael Avon Oeming, Mike Wieringo, Ron Marz, Mike Baron, Adam Hughes, Mark Schultz, Ande Parks, Ron Garney, Howard Porter, Neil Vokes– plus, rising stars like Scott Kurtz, Eric Powell, Mike Hawthorne, & Dean Haspiel!
The book also features a special “CBLDF Sketchbook” section, offering a peek into these creators’ private portfolios–like getting one-of-a-kind convention sketches, from the comfort of your own comic shop! Under the supervision of editor/publisher John Gallagher (Buzzboy), the anthology will debut the weekend Sept 11-12, 2004 at the Baltimore Comic-Con, offing up 144 pages or stories, sketches, and pin-ups for just $10–The book will hit comic book store shelves the following Wenesday.
“The response to last year’s More Fund was so positive,” said Gallagher, “from the top-notch stories creators like Erik Larsen, Brandon Peterson and Stuart Immonen contributed, to the awesome sales we enjoyed in Baltimore, and across the country–we knew that this was a cause worth supporting again.” More Fund was conceived as the first all-ages CBLDF benefit book, by Gallagher, with Frank Cho (Liberty Meadows), and Baltimore Con organizer Marc Nathan.
“In going all-ages, John was determined to get this comic in the hands of as many people as possible, to spread the word on the mission of the CBLDF” said Nathan, “and the general audience appeal of the Baltimore Comic-Con turned out to be the perfect place for the book to premiere. Because threats to the Freedom of Speech affect all ages.” Several creators (over 20 at last count) contributing to EVEN MORE FUND will be on hand to sign the book at the Baltimore show, including Cho (who, with Marvel’s kind support, is illustrating a Spider-Man cover), Busiek, Oeming, Vokes Hughes, Howard Porter, all of Insight Studios, and others– making the book an instant collectors’ item.
EVEN MORE FUND COMICS, An All-Star Benefit Book for the CBLDF, is published by Sky Dog Press and solicits under the CBLDF banner in the August Edition of Diamond’s Previews magazine. You can catch a sneak preview of EVEN MORE FUND (as well as the growing contributor list) at www.skydogcomics.com over the next few days–and look for other Sky Dog books in the Sky Dog Press section in the August Previews!