Wilfredo Torres is the artist on the upcoming Jupiter's Circle spinoff of Mark Millar and Frank Quitely's Jupiter's Legacy. I met him at a recent show and he struck me as a thoroughly decent chap.
Which is why I was rather upset to hear of the rough time he's been through of late. Brent Schoonover writes,
Recently fellow comic artist, and a good friend of mine, Wilfredo Torres lost his lovely wife Monica after a long battle with cancer. A group of us got together in Emerald City this past weekend and decided we wanted to do something to help a great guy and his family during a difficult time. We invite anyone who is willing to post artwork onto EBAY for a seven day art auction and give all proceeds to the Torres family. Use the hashtag #TorresBenefit on social media when posting your work. You can send all funds to wtorres1972(at)yahoo(dot)com
Tom Fowler, Phil Hester, Gabriel Hardman, Jordie Bellaire and Chris Samnee put out some commission slots to benefit Wilfredo, now pretty much all filled. But there are plenty of pieces of original art on sale, including Frank Quitely's cover to Jupiter's Circle #1.
Francesco Francavilla's Iron Giant sketch,
I'll take bids here on twitter and on tumblr up to 6pm ET today. Higher bidder gets the IRON GIANT artwork. https://t.co/Zb01ElbxNf
— FrancescoFrancavilla (@f_francavilla) April 2, 2015
— Greg Smallwood (@SavageSmallwood) April 2, 2015
— Sandy Jarrell (@sandy_jarrell) April 2, 2015
— Robert Hack (@Robert_Hack) April 2, 2015
— Dave Stokes (@davestokes) April 1, 2015
— Dan Schoening (@Dapperpomade) April 1, 2015
But if you don't have big moneys to spare? There's always this as well.
— Jarelle Dampier (@JarelleDampier1) April 1, 2015
Or Paypal something directly to wtorres1972(at)yahoo(dot)com. I just have…