Jim Lee’s Charity Art Auction For Pandemic-Hit Comic Book Retailers Raises Over $600K

In a bid to help comic book retailers impacted by the current Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, DC Comics publisher and famed comic book artist Jim Lee organized a charity art auction. Contributing his own works and tapping on a few other talented artists, Jim Lee and friends completed art work that was auctioned off with proceeds going to the Book Industry Charitable (BINC) Foundation. The effort so far has raised over US$600,000 so far, with Lee saying they still have a third more of the 60 promised sketches to complete.

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FUNDRAISING UPDATE! Having been paid for 40 out of the total 60 sketches I am doing AND all the amazing art contributed by such terrific talents as @rafaelalbuquerque81 @arthuradamsart @bryanhitchcomics @rongarneyart #samkieth @joe_bennett_comics @ivanreisart @jscottcampbellart @jimcheungart @oliviercoipel @alexanderlozanoart @duss005 @tonysdanielx @thedougmahnke @billsienkiewiczart @frankmiller_official @darickwr @davidchoe #brettbooth @tylerkirkhamart @scottwilliamsinks @jorge_jimenez_art @ledkilla @philiptanart @oliviapinupart (37 pieces in total!)โ€”we have raised, are you ready for this!?!๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ $628,247.23 so far for struggling comic shops in need via @thinkingbinc!๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผโšก๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฅโ˜ ๏ธ Iโ€™m withholding my thanks to all the AWESOME people behind the scenes who have made this campaign possible as we still have 33% to go but I just wanted to thank all the enthusiastic high bidders for their incredible generosity and kindness! You guys rock! And of course all the artists who have contributed their time and talent to making this so much bigger and more eventful. I am truly moved by your talent and countless contributions! Thank you thank you thank you! And to the fans who have shared these posts and auctions on social and commented with their support, suggestions and donations. Every bit of support and goodwill has made a HUGE difference for the better! I know what I will remember and carry with me to my end of days from this time of crisis and itโ€™s that together, we can make a difference. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ #comicbookunitedfund #60sketchesover60days #moretocome #twothirdsdone PS all these will be shipping out this week! Thank you buyers for your patience!

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