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Walt Simonson art up for auction

January 9, 2009
Walt Simonson art

Walt Simonson art

Bid on it here.

More auctions coming soon

December 31, 2008

Thanks again to everyone who donated items for our auctions, and thanks to everyone who bid on the items we posted in December.  Steph is still working out the total for everything so far, but it looks like it should be well over $1,000.

And we’re not done!  We still have plenty of items to auction off, including some additional art, several books sent to us by Fantagraphics and IDW, and much more!  We’ll start posting those after the new year, so watch for an update then!

Lots more auctions

December 12, 2008
New Teen Titans

New Teen Titans

We have a bunch of new auctions up on eBay, including:

And much, much more! Check them all out here.

The auctions begin!

December 5, 2008
Danger Girl

Danger Girl

The first auctions are up:

http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/toyangel

They include three items donated by IDW’s Scott Dunbier — Absolute Authority Vol. 1, Absolute Danger Girl and original art from a six-page Betty & Veronica story from 1963! Thanks to Scott for these generous donations. Now go bid!

Thanks to Stephanie Chan for posting them. These are the first of many!

Another option to donate …

December 3, 2008

Kevin Church shows off the poster he designed for a benefit screening of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, coming up on Dec. 15 at the Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara.

If you’re in the area that day, definitely check it out.

Some good news on Lance and Carla

December 3, 2008

Via the Facebook group set up for Carla and Lance, Lance’s mom Linda provides an update on the couple, who have been upgraded from critical to serious condition:

Lance and Carla are both doing much better this week. Carla was able to have the ventilator removed, is conscious and breathing completely on her own! Dave (Lance’s Dad) was able to talk to her today during his visit and her whispered message to you all is that she is hoping to be back in time for First Encounter. Not knowing exactly what that means I hope I got the message right. She has smiled and shows her personality in facial body language. It was quite a rush!

Lance is improving as well. He still has a persistent fever even though all cultures and toxicology tests show no reason for it, other than the fact that he has burns. But his facial burns have improved enough to allow his face to be without dressings. He can open his eyes on occasion and although he cannot focus he can respond to simple questions with slow blinks. We can see his face and, as his mother, I thought he looked beautiful! He is able to breathe a few breaths of his own above the ventilator which was wonderful to see on one of the many monitors. His lungs are showing improvement and we’re hoping for a good week of increased breathing, even after surgery.

Stephanie Chan is working on posting our first auctions as I type this, so watch for more info on them soon. And thanks to everyone who has contributed items so far!

Update: I saw this in the comments field of that same thread on Facebook, and it made me smile:

Scratch that previous message from Carla. After double checking with her, she actually said she hoped to be back in time for Secret Invasion. I still don’t know what that is but for those of you who, like me, don’t have a clue, it has something to do with the world of comic books and such. By my next message I should be able to hear Carla myself for better message transmission!

Auctions to start next week

November 29, 2008

Our friend Carla Hoffman and her husband Lance are in critical condition after being burnt while trying to flee the Tea Fire that engulfed the area around Santa Barbara. Both of them are in Irvine, Calif., in the burn unit; you can read the latest update on their condition here or here. In addition, they lost their home and most likely all of their possessions in the fire.

Carla blogged with us on Blog@Newsarama for the past 2+ years, and during that time I’ve had the opportunity to hang out with her and Lance at various conventions. They’re both absolutely wonderful people, and my fellow contributors and I decided to put together some charity auctions on eBay to help them out. We’ve gathered up several hardcovers, review copies of recent video games, etc. that we no longer need, which we’ll start auctioning off next week. Watch this blog for details soon.

If you’d just like to donate some money to them, you can mail a check to the fund that the Montecito Fire Department set up for them:

The Lance and Carla Burn Fund
Santa Barbara Bank and Trust
1483 East Valley Road
Montecito, CA 93108-1248