Phoenix Retailer holds art show and auction to benefit ACTOR

Official Press Release

PHOENIX, AZ (October 23, 2002) - On Saturday, November 2nd, All About Books and Comics is holding an art show and auction featuring two original art collections from All About Books and Comics' staff, a limited-edition print from local artist Larry Shuput (The Disciples), plus many pages of classic silver age art as well as pieces from many modern artists.

Local and international bidding for select auction pieces will be available via www.dpnetdesigns.com. Bidding can be done either on-site or via the internet. Since the auction is a silent auction, bidders are encouraged to proxy bid their max. All limited edition print sales, auction proceeds and fishbowl donations will benefit ACTOR (A Commitment To Our Roots) Comic Fund.

WHAT: The Art of the Comic Book

WHERE: All About Books and Comics, 5060 N. Central, Phoenix, AZ

WHO: Artists featured in the art show include John Byrne, George Tuska, Gil Kane, Jack Kirby, Timothy Truman, Gene Colan, John Cassaday, Jim Lee, Jae Lee, Art Thibert, Rob Liefeld, John Buscema, Sal Buscema and many more.

Pieces available for auction include selections from Art Thibert, who will be in attendance; J.G. Jones, Howard Chaykin, John Byrne, Erik Larsen, Lawrence Campbell/Larry Shuput, John Stinsman, Harvo Mercadoocasio, Rick Forgus, McFarlane Productions, Billy Tan, Gerardo Sandoval and many others.

WHEN: Saturday, November 2, 2002 from 6 pm until 10 pm. Refreshments will be served.

ACTOR (A Commitment To Our Roots) has been established to provide monetary assistance to former comic book creators requiring supplemental health, medical, and quality-of-life assistance. It is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit organization dedicated strictly to helping comic book industry veterans. Through ACTOR a safety net is created. Financial aid is available for comic creators who may need emergency operations, necessities of life, or sometimes, a helping hand back into active work in the comics industry. It's a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

All About Books and Comics is the oldest comic book shop in Arizona. In business for over 20 years, All About is run by Alan and Marsha Giroux and is centrally located in the heart of Phoenix. All About Books and Comics has won multiple awards including Best of Phoenix from both the New Times & the Arizona Republic, Will Eisner Spirit of the Retailer Finalist 3 years in a row and the Master Retailer Award from Capital City distribution as Retailer of the Year.

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