Official Press Release
A message from colorist Rob Schwager:
“One of our BRATH fans, Allen, (otherwise known as ‘Arla’ on our message
boards) has a niece that has Rett Syndrome. You can go to
http://www.rettsyndrome.org/ for more information about this neurological
disorder. Her name is Kathy Falk. You can go here to see her picture and
“Anyway, Allen is planning on holding an auction in his local comic book
store of his small town in October. to try to raise money for the Rett
Syndrome Association to try to find a cure for this disease that primarily
“Allen mentioned something about it on one of the comic message boards I hit,
BrokenFrontier.com. I discussed it with the BRATH creative crew and decided
that it would be cool to donate a big, one-of-a-kind BRATH prize package to
“We also figured that if we could auction the prizes worldwide, via Ebay,
instead of just in his small town, we might be able to raise more money to
help the Rett Association. Here’s the auction.
“Now, this isn’t a CrossGen sponsored auction or event or anything. We did
this on our own because Allen is a great fan, we wanted to help–even if it
is in just a small way–and we felt that this was a worthy cause for us to
stand behind. Allen sent us a videotape of his niece on the local news and it broke my
heart. Might be because I have a little 5 month old daughter, but I felt
convicted to do something. We all did.
“So, if you would, even if you aren’t interested in bidding on Ebay, please
pass the word on to friends and others who might be into BRATH, or Chuck’s
writing, or who might just want to donate to a worthy cause and help out
some folks, while in return getting some great artwork and prizes.
Here’s a portion of the Ebay listing describing what the BRATH creative team
is auctioning off:
BRATH CHARITY AUCTION
You are bidding on an extremely rare, once in a lifetime BRATH prize
package, straight from the creators of monthly comic book series BRATH from
CrossGen Comics. To get a collection of BRATH related articles like this,
you would have to go to a lot of conventions or know the art teams
personally. This is a special one-of-a-kind auction.
**ALL proceeds from this auction are going directly to charity.**
One of our loyal fans has a niece with Rett syndrome. The creative team are
making a donation with the proceeds raised by this auction to the Rett
Syndrome Association in his niece’s name.
Note: This is an auction set up by the BRATH creative team only, not
CrossGen Comics as a company.
In this BRATH prize package one lucky bidder will receive:
– The cover to BRATH #2 original artwork. This beautiful piece of original
art was penciled by Andrea Di Vito and inked by Brad Vancata. Artwork
features the series character Taniella. Standard 11″x17″ CrossGen comic art
board. This is the original artwork created for this issue. Suitable for
– A stunning one of a kind, custom BRATH poster specifically printed for
this auction featuring artwork from the upper scene on pages 4-5 of issue
#4. The poster print measures 40 1/2″ x 25″. An awesome sight to see!
– A limited edition art print of the cover to BRATH issue #9. There were
only 100 of these produced. Signed and numbered. Very rare. It’s 12×18″ and
suitable for framing.
– A signed and numbered, 32 page BRATH sketchbook. Only 300 of these
sketchbooks were produced.
– BRATH “convention style” sketches by writer Chuck Dixon, penciler Andrea
Di Vito, inker Roland Paris, colorist Rob Schwager, and letterer Dave
Lanphear. These are done on Crossgen trading card art board. Approx: 4 1/2
– One copy of each BRATH comic released to date. Prequel and issues 1-5.
– 3 BRATH promotional bookmarks. These bookmarks were produced to promote
Teen Read Week.
– 3 BRATH promotional postcards. These postcards were produced as give-aways at conventions.
– 5 3″ round BRATH vinyl stickers. Ideal for indoor and outdoor use.
All items sold as a set only.
All items in Mint Condition.
All items signed by various members of the BRATH creative team, including: writer Chuck Dixon, penciler Andrea Di Vito, inkers Brad Vancata, John Dell and Roland Paris, colorist Rob Schwager and letterer Dave Lanphear. You can learn more about Kathy’s neurological disorder at: http://www.rettsyndrome.org/
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