Emerald City Benefit Raises $10K for Josh Medors

Official Press Release

Berkeley, CA - This past weekend the Emerald City ComiCon and Frazetta Comics run Josh Medors Benefit Auction raised over $10,000 for the FRANK FRAZETTA'S SWAMP DEMON artist in his fight with cancer.

“The response of the comics community and fans alike has been amazing,” Medors said. "The money raised not only helps out with medical expenses, but it also takes a great weight off my shoulders and helps me focus on what positives I can. I could never thank everyone enough for what they have done for me.”

What started off with a couple of e-mails and phone calls to a few friends turned into a mega event, with over 130 lots of donated original art, books, prints, posters, toys and statues all sold at the auction. Fans unable to attend the event can still support Josh in the Ebay auctions, an original John Romita Sr. Mary Jane sketch, Willow Creek sketch books by artists such as Eric Powell, Tim Vigil and an the opportunity to appear as a zombie in THE WALKING DEAD.

"Please, bid high and bid often, it’s for a good cause," WALKING DEAD creator Robert Kirkman said. "To benefit Josh Medors in his time of need we’re auctioning off a chance to have you (yes, YOU) appear in The WALKING DEAD as a zombie. You’ll get a good appearance, and a good kill, it’s not just a background thing�"you’ll get a full appearance that people will see�"I promise."

Frazetta Comics Editor/Artist Jay Fotos added, "The auction went off without a hitch even though it was completely overwhelming. We had a small timeframe to auction and a large amount of donations, with people donating lots even during the auction! I can't thank enough to Jim Demonakos and all the ECCC staff that donated their time to help the auction move along smoothly. My hat's off to them, as this was all truly inspiring."

Monetary donations to Josh can be made via PayPal to jmedors1@insight.rr.com. All items are searchable under "Josh Medors Benefit Auction".

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