Steve Niles, creator of 30 Days of Night and Criminal Macabre, is much loved by everyone in – and out – of comics, and the comics industry is rallying around him, with contributed auction items from Chris Burnham, James Tynion IV, Darick Robertson, Phil Noto, Grek Pak, JM De Matteis, and more.
As Henry Barajas reported on Sunday, the flash flooding in Austin which caused so much devastation cost Steve and his partner Monica Richards all of their furniture, the majority of their possessions, and ruined their house. Much of the original art was saved, as were their pets – fans of tortoise Gil were relieved to read that he was recovering well after Steve’s daring rescue of him in waist water.
That direct donation link is still live via Paypal - HelpSteveNiles@gmail.com – and now Steve’s Black Mask Studios protégé Matt Miner has set up some auctions to contribute to the cause as well.
I’ve been through flooding with Hurricane Sandy and it’s absolutely devastating. I hope to be able to help as much as I can. Round 2 auctions will already have goods from Greg Pak, Dean Trippe, JM De Matteis and lots more.
Creators should reach out to me on Twitter (@MattMinerXVX) or through this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Current items include signed Chris Burnham goodies, signed and sketched Planet of the Apes tpbs from Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman, Talon tpb and sketch from James Tynion IV, a Dick Ayers original sketch, signed and exlcusive Liberator goodies from Matt Miner, an NYCC 2013 exclusive signed Five Ghosts Frank Barbiere and cover artist Chris Mooneyham, and a signed Sheltered #1 Image Expo variant from Ed Brisson and Johnnie Christmas.
The second round of auctions will feature some fantastic original 30 Days of Night art donated by the EIC of IDW, and some Darick Robertson, Greg Pak, Dean Trippe, JM De Matteis, and Phil Noto goodies.
Please do spread both links around and donate, or bid, if you can :)
And remember too, that Steve has free comics over at his site for October, because he is awesome.