Monday, January 31, 2005

William Messner-Loebs benefit 

Thanks to an article in The Detroit News, the industry has noticed what a rough time Bill Loebs has been having. Bill, for those who don't know him, was the writer-artist of JOURNEY, a funny, exciting and thoughtful comic set on the Michigan frontier around the war of 1812. Bill also was widely acclaimed for his fine runs as writer on mainstream comics like Wonder Woman, The Flash, and Jonny Quest. I was lucky enough to collaborate with him on my first mainstream assignment, Hawkman, and I can't say enough about how much I liked him and the stories he told.

The guys here at Mercury Studios all feel awful about what's happened to Bill, and we're putting some art and books up for auction on ebay to raise a little money for him until the industry notices that he's out there- a top talent, ready, willing and able to provide first-rate work.

The auctions are here. Every dime we raise will go straight to Bill. Take a look. There are original pages from Hawkman and Detective by me, and great Wonder Woman page from Drew, a rare piece of my in-house art from Hawkman, and a copy of The Interman, signed and sketched by Jeff Parker. More stuff coming soon!

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