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 will
run until September 19, 2003. As with the previous effort, Dynamic Forces
will 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 fans
demand, you have every reason to keep it going," said Klein. "'Living
Masters' features nearly one hundred classic works by Robert Crumb, Bill
Plympton, Frank Miller, Patrick McDonnell and more under one roof for the
first time. The exhibit will bring unprecedented national exposure to
MoCCA, and the timing is perfect to enhance the event with the second
Dynamic Forces drive."
LIVING MASTERS celebrates the full diversity of comic and cartoon art as
work from the greatest living practitioners of comic books, comic strips,
animation and political cartooning joins the Faberg Easter eggs and other
incredible artworks on display at the Forbes Gallery. The exhibit opens to
the public at The Forbes Galleries, located at the magazine's headquarters
at 60 Fifth Avenue (corner of 12th street) in New York City on September 15
and runs through October 25th, 2003. A gala black tie fundraiser and
reception, hosted by Christopher Forbes and Lawrence Klein and emceed by
comedienne Joan Rivers, will be held at the Forbes Galleries on the evening
of September 23rd. Aside from the online fundraising efforts, Dynamic
Forces and MoCCA are exploring the creation of a boutique on the MoCCA site
to feature Dynamic Forces lithographs, comics, statues, busts and more.
"We're continuing to look at other ways to support MoCCA," explained
Barrucci. "The success of the first drive, and the anticipated success of
the second, are all just the beginning!"