Unscrewed Auctions Continue To Climb!

Tue, March 27th, 2007 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

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

belongs to."

Artist James A. Owen is donating his services to draw whatever the

winner of

the auction desires. Those interested in learning how wide-ranging Owen's

talents are should visit:

http://www.coppervaleinternational.com/ http://coppervale.livejournal.com/ http://www.heretherebedragons.net

"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

cast of

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

by Nicola!"

Also up for auction is critically acclaimed and award winning Drawn &

Quarterly graphic novel The Golem's Mighty Swing, signed by the author,

James Sturm.

"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."

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