Fundraiser Update: DC/Warner Bros. Cancer Charity Fiasco, Gene Colan News
It seems as if DC/Warner Bros. have relented a smidge in their decision to shut down a set of auctions benefitting a childhood cancer charity… but only a smidge. Actually, it’s more like a half-smidge. Or possibly a micro-smidge. Anyways…
Thomas Denton reported on his blog this week that DC/Warner Bros. has allowed him to reactivate one of the charity auctions the company had previously shut down. After noticing that the auction had been reinstated on eBay, Denton claims that he sent a letter to DC/Warner Bros. (which he’s posted on his site) asking if this meant he could reactivate all of the aborted auctions.
One of DC/WB’s anti-piracy department representatives responded, telling Denton, "We made a [sic] exemption for the item that was relisted."
Denton writes that he’s currently investigating whether it will be feasible/worthwhile to relist the piece, a Paul Salvi illustration pictured here, but reminds readers that he still has a number of impressive, non-DC properties available on eBay.
In other news, Cliff Meth recently reported on his website that he has spoken with unnamed "executives at Marvel" who "offered Adrienne [wife of suffering artist Gene Colan] and I some of the many things that they plan to do for the Colans to provide immediate and long-term relief." However, Meth offers no further details about the arrangement.
We reported earlier this week on the various ways the industry has rallied to support legendary illustrator Gene Colan as his family struggles to pay for mounting medical costs related to his kidney failure.