Official Press Release
Unscrewed! (www.unscrewedcomic.com), the collection of creators,
retailers, and fans which banded together at the beginning of the year to
take on an immoral and unethical publisher/convention promoter and provide
financial assistance to those victimized by his company, ended its second
week of auctions, bringing the total raised in both auction rounds to about
Unscrewed! is also pleased to announce that their first act has been to
provide financial aid to an individual that is moving forward with to
collect damages awarded in a successful lawsuit against the publisher for
nonpayment. Unscrewed! proudly opened its checkbook to help make sure
justice is served.
The third week of UNSCREWED's auctions has begun and there are a slew of
items on tap to assist more victimized freelance creators.
"The first two weeks have been phenomenal!" Media representative Danny
Donovan says. "This week we have even more one-of-a-kind pieces, one of
which is the rarest of the rare: a blank piece of paper. That might not
sound like a big thing but you have to know who the blank piece of paper
Artist James A. Owen is donating his services to draw whatever the
the auction desires. Those interested in learning how wide-ranging Owen's
talents are should visit:
"It's almost unprecedented!" Donovan explains of Owen's donations. "To say
that James rarely does commissions would be the mother of all
understatements, and the fact that this will be up to the imagination of
winning bidder makes it even more of a treat. Dying to see his
interpretation of the battle of Minas Tirith? Or maybe your favorite JSAer
or Marvel Super-Hero? Your call!"
This week's collection also features work by Rummblestrips creator Joanne
Ellen Munch, who is offering up an original "Death" drawing from the
Neil Gaiman's Sandman along with signed editions of her Rummblestrips comic
52 writer Mark Waid donates a signed edition of the Superman: Birthright
hardcover complete with autographed script to Birthright #1. Birds of Prey
artist Nicola Scott delves into the Whedonverse, to offer a host of Angel
(the Buffy the Vampire Slayer spin-off) merchandise.
"You get two great pieces of art from the Angel: Spotlight - Illyria book."
Donovan says. "The package also includes the book they appeared in, signed
Also up for auction is critically acclaimed and award winning Drawn &
Quarterly graphic novel The Golem's Mighty Swing, signed by the author,
"We thank everyone who has bid on the past two weeks of auctions." Donovan
concludes. "And we thank everyone who has donated and CONTINUES to donate.
Rest assured the auctions will continue for as long as there is stuff to
auction off. So if you do want to contribute there is always time... And if
you haven't been able to snag anything yet don't be discouraged, there is
ample opportunity to get something incredible from Unscrewed! Please be
to check the website http://www.unscrewedcomic.com for auction totals and
up-to-date information on the upcoming anthology."