Official Press Release
September 05, 2003, Runnemede, NJ Lawrence Klein, Chairman of the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art and Nick Barrucci, President of Dynamic Forces, Inc. have announced a second online fundraiser, following the first successful collaboration between the two partners.
"In the beginning of August, through our first initiative, we were able to raise over $1600.00 for MoCCA, and we're set to beat that with a second online drive in September," said Nick Barrucci. "We timed our first effort in conjunction with the presentation of the Harvey Awards, and for our second outing, we're backed by the "Living Masters" event in association with Christopher Forbes, which promises to truly raise the presence and awareness of MoCCA."
The second online fundraising drive is set for September 12, 2003, and willrun until September 19, 2003. As with the previous effort, Dynamic Forceswill be donating 10% of all sales generated through their online site, directly back to MoCCA.
"Just like in comics, when you have a team-up that works and the fansdemand, you have every reason to keep it going," said Klein. "'LivingMasters' features nearly one hundred classic works by Robert Crumb, BillPlympton, Frank Miller, Patrick McDonnell and more under one roof for thefirst time. The exhibit will bring unprecedented national exposure toMoCCA, and the timing is perfect to enhance the event with the secondDynamic Forces drive."
LIVING MASTERS celebrates the full diversity of comic and cartoon art aswork from the greatest living practitioners of comic books, comic strips,animation and political cartooning joins the Fabergé Easter eggs and otherincredible artworks on display at the Forbes Gallery. The exhibit opens tothe public at The Forbes Galleries, located at the magazine's headquartersat 60 Fifth Avenue (corner of 12th street) in New York City on September 15and runs through October 25th, 2003. A gala black tie fundraiser andreception, hosted by Christopher Forbes and Lawrence Klein and emceed bycomedienne Joan Rivers, will be held at the Forbes Galleries on the eveningof September 23rd. Aside from the online fundraising efforts, DynamicForces and MoCCA are exploring the creation of a boutique on the MoCCA siteto feature Dynamic Forces lithographs, comics, statues, busts and more.
"We're continuing to look at other ways to support MoCCA," explainedBarrucci. "The success of the first drive, and the anticipated success ofthe second, are all just the beginning!"