Comic Art Professional Society’s eBay Auctions to Benefit Family of Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo)

HUNDREDS
OF CARTOONISTS DONATE ORIGINAL ARTWORK TO COMIC ART PROFESSIONAL
SOCIETY’S EBAY AUCTIONS BENEFITTING FAMILY OF USAGI YOJIMBO CREATOR STAN
SAKAI

On
Thursday, March 6, 2014, Southern California’s CAPS, the Comic Art
Professional Society, will launch an ongoing series of eBay auctions of
original comic art. Its goal is to raise funds for medical care for
Sharon Sakai, the wife of respected cartoonist and longtime CAPS member
Stan Sakai, creator of the samurai rabbit USAGI YOJIMBO. Sharon has been battling a debilitating brain tumor for
some time; after an extended hospital stay and convalescence, she is
currently at home, but her condition requires 24-hour care and medicine
that costs more than the Sakai’s insurance covers. 100% of the proceeds
of these auctions will go directly to Stan and Sharon Sakai to help pay
their ongoing medical expenses.
The CAPS auctions will be conducted through eBay.com
beginning on Thursday, March 6, with a new set of auctions every
following Thursday. Each auction, sold under the seller name of
“CAPSauction”, will be ten days in length with twenty to forty items in
each set of auctions. The donations of original artwork and collectibles
(including newly created art unique to this event, vintage comic book
pages, comic strips, illustrations, animation art, limited edition
statues, and IDW Artist’s editions books) number over three hundred with
new items arriving every day.  
Contributors
include:  Adam Hughes, Alex Maleev, Arthur Adams, Batton Lash, Darwyn
Cooke, Eric Powell, Jan Duursema, Jerry Ordway, Jordi Bernet, Matt
Groening, Michael Allred, Mike Mignola, Paul Gulacy, Sanjuliàn, Scott
Shaw!, Jim Steranko, Tim Sale, William Stout, Bill Sienkiewicz, Cameron
Stewart,  Dan Brereton, Daniel Parsons, Dave Gibbons, Dean Yeagle, Doug
Sneyd, Dustin Nguyen, Bill Morrison, Tone Rodriguez, Sergio Aragonés,
Fabio Moon, Francisco Francavilla, Gene Ha, Geof Darrow, Gilbert
Hernandez, Jack Davis, James O’Barr, Kevin Eastman, Jeff Lemire, Jeff
Smith, Kazu Kibuishi, Liam Sharp, Tom Richmond, Michael Jantze, Olivia,
Oscar Martin, Paul Chadwick, Richard Corben, Tom Mandrake, Walter
Simonson, Charles Vess, Dan Spiegle, J. Scott Campbell and many more.
Many
of the pieces featuring Usagi Yojimbo will appear in a new oversized
hardcover book from Dark Horse, THE SAKAI PROJECT: ARTISTS CELEBRATE
THIRTY YEARS OF USAGI YOJIMBO, which will be released on July 23, 2014.
All proceeds from this book will go to Stan and Sharon Sakai. Much of
the custom Usagi Yojimbo art created for this book will also be sold as a
part of CAPS’ online auctions.
These fund-raising auctions will be promoted through ComicArtFans.com,
and the CAPS – COMIC ART PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY Facebook page where you
will be able to see updated information such as when certain pieces will
be auctioned.

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