I am here (after a few weeks of personal limbo - which I'll get to another time) to hawk the original artworks that are up for sale / auction over at the fund-raising event known as SPACENITE2 that Floating World Comics is holding to raise money for the medical bills of long-time comics writer, BILL MANTLO!
The link to Floating World's site is HERE - so you can preview the artworks in all their glory.
Their eBay auction link for the artworks can be found HERE.
As you may recall from my last post(s) -linked to [HERE] - I have a piece in the auction as well.
I submitted a finalized digitally inked Black and White piece of artwork which they are selling as a high quality, archival print.
MY piece is featured on their site [HERE] .
And the AUCTION for my piece is HERE.
For your convenience, I'll post a pic of the piece at the end of the post.
Now, remember, only ONE of each artist's work will be available.
Some are original works, in a variety of styles and media... some, like mine, are prints (since many artists work digitally there IS no "original").
The auctions end between December 26th and Dec 30th (depending on which images you're interested in).
So you have to bid early and OFTEN to make sure that you secure the one(s) that you want!
And also, (and most importantly) give some much needed funds to help pay for the continued medical care of a man who believed in the better aspects of humanity, and wrote about them in his many comics stories... and then... when he LEFT comics behind (or more accurately, comics left him behind) he became a legal defense attorney for those who had neither voice nor funds to pay for an expensive legal team to help them in their hour of need.
Bill Mantlo put his beliefs up front where he could use them to do good.
A real life super hero.
But, after being struck by a hit-and-run driver, he was left in a serious state of incapacitation, permanent brain damage and physical trauma. He will never be the same man again... on the outside.
But within him still exists the heart and soul of a fighting hero.
Please, be his hero now.
Bid early and often and while you get a sweet piece of artwork (AND a justly deserved feeling of do-goodery), Bill Mantlo gets to know that his words meant something to us all.
You don't have to bid on MY piece (but I'd appreciate it if you did)... but here is the blue-line artwork (before digital inks were applied).
Click to make "Galadorian" in size.
original work is
11" x 17" in blue pencil
Artwork by yours truly - PTOR
And... the FINAL "inked" version!
Artwork by yours truly - PTOR
From left to right, top to bottom are;
- Female WitchWraith
- The "Dweller on the Threshold"
- The "Most High One"
- Another female WitchWraith
- A "Thornoid" plant
- A WatchWraith android
- A Hell-Hound (in phantom form - in Rom's grip)
- A Male Wraith
- The Horror known as; HYBRID
- Another Hell-Hound (in Phantom form, with the Doberman dog form it morphs from at its feet)
- Another "Thornoid" (tangling ROM's arm and legs with its tendrils)
- Another Male Wraith (getting blasted into Limbo)
- Another Male Wraith (who is. Freaking. Out!)
And of course, ROM; SPACEKNIGHT in the center of it all.