Saturday, October 07, 2006

Wonder Woman Day

Here's a marker sketch I'm donating to "Wonder Woman Day," a charity fundraiser at Excalibur Comics in Portland Oregon on Sunday, October 29th. It will be a fundraiser for two local women's/kids shelter. Andy Mangels is putting the whole thing together along with the Wonder Woman Museum.

Sunday, October 29, 2006 — beginning at noon
Excalibur Comics, 2444 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, Oregon
A part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It benefits two shelters for Women and Children:Raphael House of Portland and Bradley-Angle House.
With special guests signing and sketching: Terry Dodson (tentative) and Anne Timmons (Go Girl!), plus more to be announced!
* an on-site Silent Auction of original art sketches from comic artists, including: Adam Hughes, Alex Ross, Dan Piraro, Darwyn Cooke, Dave Johnson, Fred Hembeck, Gary Frank, Gilbert Hernandez, Howard Cruse, Jaime Hernandez, Jim Mahfood, Jim Mooney, John McCrea, John Romita Sr., Joseph Linsner, Marat Mychaels, Matt Haley, Michael T. Gilbert, Mike Allred, Paul Gulacy, Roberta Gregory, Terry Dodson, and more to come!
* All art will be matted, and some framed, with donations by Aeroframe and Jason Jones in Oregon City
* Fans can take photos with a gorgeous "Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman" mannequin.
* See an exhibit of top Wonder Woman collectibles
* An all-ages super-heroine costume contest!
* Door prizes, sale items (for charity), and raffles including toys, DVDs, comics, autographed Miss America items, a signed Allan Heinberg WW script, a WW comic art page by Colleen Doran, a WW print by Steve Rude, and more!
* The Canadian TV crew from the show FANatical will be filming the event for a WW-themed episode spotlighting comic professionals/collectors Andy Mangels and Anina Bennett.

So please attend or find out about proxy bidding to win some great art and help a great charity! Please bid often and bid high! Thank you!


Fred Schiller said...

Aaron, a funtastic illustration for a great cause!

To this day I still don't 'get' Wonder Woman. Maybe it's because I only read Marvels and Archies as a wee lad. I tried reading a few issues of Wonder Woman as a teen but I found the character a little too silly for my tastes (Yet I had no problem accepting a teenage boy who gains the proportional power of a spider, or a blind lawyer who fights crime).

Lynda Carter's breasts and bombastic butt were fun to watch as a boy. A lot of fun. When I wasn't busy grinding the corner of the couch there was a part of me that felt sorry for Carter, being put on display in that silly costume for the world to gawk at. But after the commercials were over the pity went away and I got back to grinding.

Keep up the good work!

Aaron Sowd said...

Thanks Fred! I love the character design of Wonder Woman, she's a classic icon for sure! I know what you're saying about her character, though. I couldn't really tell you a thing about her personality. Maybe the Joss Whedon movie will change all that!