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Monday, November 29, 2010


A very worthy cause and I urge you to bid. And some of the available items are mouth-watering! (And to any of you fans of this blog who may be flush with cash, I would not be averse to a gift of the available ZOMBO script. Just sayin'...)

Press Release: Immediate Release
Comic Book Alliance charity offers Batman fans the chance to star in a comic alongside their hero

The Comic Book Alliance (CBA) “The Voice of the British Comics Industry” are
offering comic fans some very special Christmas treats this week with their very
first fundraising auction — including the chance to star alongside Batman in his
new comic, Batman Inc; along with other experiences that money can’t buy!
Grant Morrison (the award-winning writer who killed Batman and resurrected
him!) will write the winning bidder into an issue of Batman Inc. featuring their
name and likeness, courtesy of DC Comics.

Not only that, but Frank Quitely, winner of four 2010 Eagle Awards and one of
the hottest artists in comics (All Star Superman, Batman & Robin) will draw a
personalised portrait of a winning bidder! Quitely said "This is ideal. Some lucky
bidder gets to enjoy a cutting caricature of themselves, I get to exercise my cruel
sense of humour, and the CBA gets the money it needs to help it carry on its vital
work — everyone's a winner!"

Plus, there are dozens of signed books, comics and graphic novels from high
profile creators like Alan Moore (Watchmen), Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys),
Charles Vess (Stardust), and John Wagner (Judge Dredd).
And there’s original comic art and signed limited prints by the cream of British
artists including zombie art work by Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead), Bryan
Talbot (Grandville), Sean Phillips (Criminal), John McCrea (Hitman), David Lloyd
(V for Vendetta), Mark Buckingham (Fables), Rufus Dayglo (Tank Girl) and
Garen Ewing (Rainbow Orchid).

The CBA supports and promotes comic creators, publishers, retailers and
distributors, both in the UK and abroad, At the heart of the Alliance, founders Tim
Pilcher, Shane Chebsey and GM Jordan have assembled an Advisory Board
made up of leading academics and professionals from a wide spectrum including
chat show host, turned comic book writer, Jonathan Ross and V for Vendetta
artist David Lloyd. In the last year the CBA has helped organise and promote
major exhibitions and sent thousands of free comic books to the troops in
Afghanistan and Iraq. The CBA also runs a website that helps the general public
find their local comic book retailer ( and with over 1.5m

CBA Chair Tim Pilcher said “The UK has one of the most creative and extensive
comic publishing industries in the world—a legacy that has produced some of the
best artists and writers currently working in the medium. It’s been wonderfully
overwhelming to see so many of them generously donating their time and items
to this very worthy British cause and coming together to support the medium they

There are no reserves, and all bids start at just 99p, so there’s the chance to pick
up some real Christmas bargains for the comic fan in your life!
The auction starts at 19:00 on Thursday 2 December and runs until
at 19:00 on Saturday 11 December on search for
the seller, comic_book_alliance or further details can be found at A full list of items available is below.

For further information, interviews, images, or quotes please contact:

Central Office:
Tim Pilcher:
GM Jordan:
Shane Chebsey:
Or visit:

Complete List of items in the Inaugural CBA Auction:

o An appearance in Batman Inc. written by Grant Morrison and drawn by
Chris Burnham. Courtesy of DC Comics
o Personalised caricature by Batman & Robin artist Frank Quitely
o Two pages of Fables original artwork by Mark Buckingham
o Spider-Man original artwork by Andie Tong
o The Walking Dead artwork by Charlie Adlard
o Daredevil limited edition print by Adi Granov
o Criminal original artwork by Sean Philips
o Tank Girl original artwork by Rufus Dayglo
o Peter Pan signed limited edition book, pus original artwork by Charles
o Original Letraset Manga Artwork by Nana Li
o Inspector Gadget original artwork by Dave Windett
o Whiteout signed print by Steve Lieber
o Yesterday’s Tomorrow’s hardcover signed by Rian Hughes
o Luther Arkwright signed limited edition print by Bryan Talbot
o Punisher original artwork by Laurence Campbell
o Warhammer 40K original artwork by Kev Hopgood
o War Machine original artwork by Kev Hopgood
o Marvel Heroes original artwork by Kev Hopgood
o G.I. Joe original artwork by Kev Hopgood
o Button Man 3: Killer Killer graphic novel and Strontium Dog script signed
by John Wagner
o Wasteland hardcover graphic novel signed by Antony Johnston
o Alan Moore: Portrait of an Extraordinary Gentleman signed by Alan Moore
o Rime of the Ancient Mariner graphic novel signed by Hunt Emerson and
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
o Smuggling Vacation and Day of the Deal graphic novels signed by Jason
o Day of the Deal exclusive “prison edition” graphic novel signed by Jason
o The Erotic Adventures of Space Babe 113, Complete set signed by John
o Iron Man & Black Widow limited edition print signed by Khoi
o Wormwood: The Last Enemy signed by Garth Ennis
o Wormwood: The Last Battle #1-3 signed by Garth Ennis
o The Boys Limited Anniversary Edition hardcover graphic novel set (1-5)
signed by Garth Ennis
o The Boys #39 Signed by Garth Ennis
o The Boys #40 Signed by Garth Ennis
o The Boys #41 Signed by Garth Ennis
o Preacher: Books 1 & 2 Deluxe Hardcover Editions Signed by Garth Ennis
o Preacher: Dixie Fried graphic novel Signed by Garth Ennis
o JLA/Hitman Issues 1 & 2 (complete) signed by Garth Ennis
o Hitman: Ten Thousand Bullets graphic novel signed by Garth Ennis
o Hitman: A Rage in Arkham graphic novel signed by Garth Ennis
o Crossed graphic novel signed by Garth Ennis
o Battlefields: Happy Valley and Tankies signed books and script by Garth
o Territory original artwork by David Lloyd
o Abe, Temptation, Candleman signed books and original art by Glenn
o Horse print signed by Emily Hare
o Strange Embrace hardcover graphic novel signed by David Hine
o Daredevil European Tour limited edition print signed by Jeph Loeb & Tim
o Signed print by Hermann
o Hermann exhibition poster signed by the artist
o The Rainbow Orchid original art by Garen Ewing
o The Rainbow Orchid Book 1 & poster both signed by Garen Ewing
o The Rainbow Orchid Book 2 & poster both signed by Garen Ewing
o Bart Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror #9 signed by Gary Spencer Millidge
o Strangehaven graphic novel (Book 1), print and postcard pack signed by
Gary Spencer Millidge
o Strangehaven graphic novel (Book 2) and print pack signed by Gary
Spencer Millidge
o Hitman original art by John McCrea
o The Authority original artwork and signed graphic novel by Simon Cobley
o Low Life (from 2000 AD) original art by Simon Cobley
o Starship Troopers cover original artwork by Jimmy Reyes
o The Red Seas graphic novel signed by the artist, Steve Yeowell
o Burke & Hare graphic novel signed by Martin Conaghan & Will Pickering
o Tours de Bois-Maury signed print by Hermann
o Merry Christmas Mr Zombo (from 2000 AD) Script signed and illustrated
by Al Ewing
o Blake’s 7 replica badge by Termight Replicas

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I'm giving you a DIGG and linking on my fan page. As much as I'm on the fence about Morrison's work, I would be ridiculously elated to have him write me in a book, just for the bizarre novelty of it and to see what he would do.

Also gave you a plug in the interview I did at Blog Soldiers. =)