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Saturday, June 5, 2010
Shel Dorf Benefit Art Show to Run Concurrently With Comic Con International: San Diego 2010
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Cons


Shel Dorf Benefit Art Show to Run Concurrently With Comic Con International: San Diego 2010!  

July 22nd - 24th

From 8 PM - Midnight!

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Above: Tony Gleeson’s Art for the AFTERCON 2010 Show in Shel Dorf’s Honor! 

At The Top Left: Preliminary Flyer For the Shel Dorf Benefit Art Show - Please click on it to see full size flyer for additional details!

At the Bottom Left: Photo from the 1982 San Diego Comic Con - Sergio Aragones with Shel Dorf - Photo Courtesy of Alan Light. 



TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3155:

Back in April I was sent an email about a special show that would be running concurrently with the 2010 Comic Con International: San Diego, (a.k.a. San Diego Comic Con / SDCC). Which is what the flyer at the top left of this post is about. (BTW, click on that photo to see the full sized flyer.)

As of this morning, I hadn't made the time to post a blog about that upcoming show, as I have been busy blogging about what I saw at a different con, and publications sent in for possible review.  Well, last night at 8:45 PM, the above pictured artwork of Shel Dorf on a comic book cover came in.  That was 'perfect' for this Blog, so I'm tying the April announcement along with the cover from last night here!

You see, it was because of the early efforts of the 'Founder', Shel Dorf, and the early organizing committee members, that I was able to attend the early SDCCs and then set up as a comic book 'dealer' in 1972.  So anything that those wishing to honor Shel Dorf and the early days of the Con will have my attention!

Here's just some of what YOU can also see at the Shel Dorf Tribute web site, to which I provide a link following the info  below that I think YOU should definitely see here first before clicking through:

Wild Monkey Works, Skidone, and KidRobot present:
The First Annual AFTERCON 2010
An artshow to benefit The Shel Dorf New Talent Encouragement Fund that will run concurrently with San Diego’s Comic-Con International 2010, July 22-24, from 8pm to midnight @ SUTURE GALLERY
655 10th Avenue, San Diego , CA 92101 (5 blocks from the SD Convention Center, cross streets are 10th and G)

Silent auction featuring original art by over 50 professional artists and special live artists from around the world, custom Munny’s and Dunny’s, skatedecks, and downtempo DJs. 21 and Up.

Contributing Artists:
Literary Icon Ray Bradbury
Godfather of the graphic novel Phil Yeh
MAD Magazine artist Hermann Mejia
The Simpsons character designer Phil Ortiz
Feature Animation character designer Jeff Ranjo
Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist Steve Breen
Rick Geary
Dave Thorne
Jon J Murakami
Stephen Silver
Tony Gleeson
Jim Whiting
Charlie Roberts
Mark Richmond
Matt Lorentz
Wardell Brown
Wattana Khommarath
Rod Mojica
James Garrovillas
Robert Watts
Michael Aushenker
Dean LeCrone
Big Toe
David Lozeau
James McLeod
Stephen Fishwick
Stacy Pierce
Matt Zitman
Bee Huff
Brian Morante
Jeremy Stock
Tou Vue
Ed Roeder
Andy Mitchell
JR Johnson
Richie Griswold
Huy Vu
Brad Constantine
Ted Washington
Chris Armes
Lauren Trottier
Jason T Reyes
Don Flaws
Dave and Doreen Dotson
Ari Wells
Joe Caporale
Rory Murray
Joanne Stephens
Bort Q. Rockefeller

Plus a Shel Dorf Gallery featuring photographs by Alan Light, vintage Comic-Con flyers and photos, and artwork by Shel Dorf!

Custom painted skate decks presented by McGill’s Skateshop!

The Shel Dorf New Talent Encouragement Fund was established by Shel’s brother Michael Dorf to provide financial assistance to selected high school and college students who have a passion to work in the comics and animation fields. These grants and scholarships aid in the purchase of art materials, DVDs, and literature to inspire students, as well as assist with their art education tuition. Shel was a mentor to many aspiring artists who later became professional artists. As a comics historian and writer, Shel helped elevate the perception of the comic and animation fields to their respected place within the arts, as well as creating what is now known as Comic-Con International. Shel helped build a strong community of creators who share his same passion for the arts and generosity towards young careers on the rise.

The Shel Dorf New Talent Encouragement Fund Board Members
Michael Dorf, Founder
Mike Towry, Chairman
Phil Yeh, Art Education Director/Art Review Board Member
Wardell Brown, Art Review Board Member
Matt Lorentz, Art Review Board Member/Event Fundraiser Organizer
Mark Richmond, Art Review Board Member/Event Fundraiser Organizer


Please send other fund-related correspondence to the following address

The Shel Dorf New Talent Encouragement Fund
PO Box 232497
San Diego, CA 92193

That's it for now, the above is just an excerpt of their full blog post...Be sure to add the above special event to YOUR calendar to attend if YOU are attending the 2010 Comic Con International: San Diego that takes place next month!

For further info on this event AND to see what else the tribut site has posted, be sure to check out: ShelDorfTribute.com!

Also, to see more info on the artist of the above cover art, be sure to check out:  TonyGleeson.com!


My thanks to Mike Towry and the rest of the folks at the Shel Dorf Tribute web site for sharing the information with myself and so many others.  Hope to see you there!

AND, My thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our earlier archived blog posts, now numbering over 3,150 in number!

Michael D Hamersky @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com


P.S.  Yeah, that's me in the photo shown to the left, taken at the 1973 San Diego Comic Con!

I first set up as a 'dealer' at the 1972 SDCC at the El Cortez Hotel. So I've been around comic conventions for a little while, LOL! Tina and I now have an on-line exhibitor table at the first "virtual" comic con titled the "Facebook Comic Con" (FBCC)!

Nowadays... Our online comic book store carries many different promotional items from this Con and other cons that either I have attended alone, or that Tina & I have attended since our getting married in 2001 at: http://www.comicbookscircus.com/




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Updated: Saturday, June 5, 2010 6:58 AM PDT
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