CAPS Annual Art Auction To Benefit Hero Initiative

Official Press Release

LOS ANGELES – The Comic Art Professional Society (CAPS)   of Los Angeles has announced that its Annual Original Art Auction happening on Sept. 13 will help benefit The Hero Initiative. CAPS is generously donating 20% of all proceeds to Hero.

The auction features the art of such talented artistic professionals such as Joe, Adam and Andy Kubert, Matt Groening, Bill Morrison, Ray Bradbury, Dick Giordano, Jack Davis and Stan Sakai among others. Full information on the 50-lot auction, along with photos of the lots and information on how to bid can be found at: http://capscentral.org/default.php

"I've got my eye on a few pieces, but even though I'll   probably get outbid and walk away with nothing, I'm still very excited that we're going to be raising some money for The Hero Initiative. Plus, there's free snacks, so I'm looking forward to that too!", said Bill Morrison, CAPS president.

Who: CAPS, the Comic Art Professional Society of Los Angeles, CA.

What: CAPS Annual Art Auction, with Sergio Aragonès as auctioneer.

When: September 13, 2007.   Doors open at 7:45 pm with bidding beginning at 8:30 pm.

Where: Burbank Board of Realtors building, 2006 Magnolia Boulevard, Burbank, CA

Please, no art dealers or Sergio stalkers.

For more information on the auction and CAPS, visit http://capscentral.org/default.php .

The Comic Art Professional Society (CAPS) was founded in 1977 through the efforts of cartoonists Sergio Aragonès and Don Rico, and writer Mark Evanier.   CAPS is a networking group where cartoonists and writers get to know one another. CAPS members get a chance to meet other people in the field, learn about what's going on in the world of cartooning, and have a good time.

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need.   Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterdays' creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work.   It's a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.   For more information, visit www.HeroInitiative.org or call 310-909-7809.

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