There’s an Ebay auction happening right now to benefit the Hero Initiative. You can bid on a chance to meet Dave Gibbons and get a sketch! Here are the details from the listing:
Famed Watchmen artist Dave Gibbons is a big fan of two things: Food, and YOU!
And so it comes to pass that Dave Gibbons has agreed to do a limited meet-and-greet with a few select fans at San Diego Comic-Con for Hero Initiative! And y’know what? Dave will even kick in a cool sketch, ’cause he’s a nice guy like that!
The event will take place at San Diego Comic-Con on FRIDAY, JULY 19 at 3:00 PM! There are only FIVE of these berths available! Each of five winners will be escorted to lunch by duly authorized Hero Initiative personnel, where they’ll meet Dave! You can get your grub on, you’ll also be able to get TWO Dave Gibbons autographs at this event on YOUR items of YOUR choice!
Please note that this admittance is for ONE person ONLY! You may see multiple auctions, and they are all for the same event.
Here’s the five Ws.
WHO: Dave Gibbons, writer and artist of Watchmen, Martha Washington, The Originals and many other timeless comics classics!
WHAT: A meet-and-greet appearance with Dave. Only five people will be admitted, and you can get two autographs and a sketch as well!
WHY: Because Dave is a jolly good fella, and he believes in and supports The Hero Initiative!
WHERE: The appearance will take place in conjunction with Comic-Con International in San Diego. You must be present at the convention and report to the Hero Initiative booth (#5003) if you’re a winner.
WHEN: FRIDAY, JULY 19 at 3:00 PM
IF YOU WIN…
• Please come to the Hero Initiative booth (#5003) at Comic-Con International in San Diego promptly at 2:30 PM. Bring your photo ID to claim your berth. You will be escorted to lunch by Hero Initiative!
Q: What will Dave sign? Do you provide anything?
A: He’ll sign whatever you bring, but they must be YOUR items. We do not provide items for Dave to sign.
Q: What will Dave draw? Do you provide anything?
A: He’ll draw single-character head shots on paper or a book that YOU bring. MAXIMUM paper size is 11-by-14 inches, nothing larger.
Q: Whoo-wee! How much ya think I can scalp my ticket for?
A: Big donut. Winner’s names will be recorded, and they must be redeemed by the winner. Berths are non-transferable, and any tickets transferred are immediately null and void, and will not be honored. Fairly warned be thee.
Q: Is this tax deductible?
A: Yes, to the extent allowed by law. The Hero Initiative is a non-profit organization recognized by the federal government under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue code.
Q: Okay, what’s that mean?
A: We cannot legally give tax advice. According to IRS regulations, we cannot determine the value of this donation. That is between you and your accountant. According to the IRS, the amount of deduction is based on the price that a “willing buyer” will pay for your item. We will happily issue a donation receipt, and will specify when your donation was made and what was paid.
This auction is a benefit for The Hero Initiative, the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated 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 entrée back into paying work.
For more information, call 626-676-6354.
At the moment the bidding is at $105.55 and has 7 days left!