Comic book creators Kami Garcia, Brian Michael Bendis, Gwenda Bond, Sam Humphries and Phil Jimenez are behind #Creators4Comics. It's a new fundraising initiative to benefit comic book stores, via the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (BINC). Any creator can participate, they can run their own individual auctions by tweeting under the hashtag #Creators4Comics. They will offer everything from signed comics to artwork to unique events and experiences. Humphries will be auctioning one-on-one video-chat sessions with aspiring writers dubbed "How to Break Into Comics by Making Your Own Comics" and Phil Jimenez is including the piece below.
Auctions last from Wednesday, April 15th to 12pm ET Monday, April 20th. Those with auctions can also promote them by messaging @Creators4Comics. Twitter users scroll through the auction items under the hashtag and reply to individual item threads to place their bids in increments of $1 or more. To bid on auctions, all you need is a Twitter account. Bid on items you are interested in by replying to the item tweet. Keep track of the auctions you're bidding on in case you are outbid. Anyone can bid on an item and anyone can join in and post an auction. You do not need an invitation to participate.
Donate the final auction amount to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (BINC) here. You will need a credit card to make a donation to BINC. Then direct message the person auctioning the item and send them proof of your donation in the form of a confirmation email (or screen shot of the email from BINC). The winning bidder donates directly to BINC and submits the proof of donation to the auctioneer to claim their item. BINC is taking applications for stores in need now and will start providing direct aid to stores at the end of April. Here are some planned items coming through.
— Sydney Duncan (@SLDuncanBooks) April 14, 2020
Tomorrow, I'm gonna post some cool items for auction to benefit comic book stores via Creators 4 Comics. Follow this hashtag: #Creators4Comics. You bid here, I donate the money in your name, and I mail you your win.
— Tim Seeley (@HackinTimSeeley) April 14, 2020
I'm taking part in the #Creators4Comics auction starting tomorrow! Still gathering the stuff I'll be putting on the block, but I promise you it'll be Super! Watch this space in the morning… https://t.co/rsfaiujQAs
— Cully Hamner (@CullyHamner) April 14, 2020
— Gustavo Duarte (@_gustavoduarte) April 14, 2020
Hey! I'm auctioning off a bunch of my @Marvel books TOMORROW to benefit comic book shops and indie bookstores. You can see ALL the cool stuff creators are auctioning by searching #Creators4Comics. https://t.co/PYXQ7SDjBa
— Brandon T. Snider (@BrandonTSnider) April 14, 2020
— Jim Lee (@JimLee) April 14, 2020
— Joshua Williamson (@Williamson_Josh) April 14, 2020
Been working on this very exciting auction with @kamigarcia, @samhumphries, @Philjimeneznyc, and @brianmbendis — you're not going to believe the line-up of people offering incredible things to help save our LCS and indie bookstores! #creators4comics https://t.co/AjtfR0ILPs
— Gwenda Bond 😈 (@Gwenda) April 14, 2020
So I'll be taking part in the #Creators4Comics Charity auction on 4/15! What is most appealing:
-Pack of signed #WonderWoman 750 variants + my script.
-Set of #Midnighter 1-12 scripts.
-Set of #MartianManhunter scripts.
— Steve Orlando (@thesteveorlando) April 13, 2020