Monday, 29 November 2010

The Comic Book Alliance Auction details!

The organisation that I Chair in the UK—the Comic Book Alliance "The Voice of the British Comics Industry"—is about to hold its first fundraising auction, and boy, have we got some goodies for you!

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 visitors and rising.
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 love. Big thanks to everyone who has donated either an item or their time to make this happen.
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 (UK Time) 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

The full list of over 60 items includes:

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

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