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NEWS | [UPDATED] Art auction to benefit Peter David ends in three days!
Published on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by
[UPDATED] The art auction to benefit writer Peter David’s stroke rehabilitation fund has been extended to Saturday, March 2 with four new auction pieces. Get your bids in before it closes!

UPDATE (27/02/2012): Four new pieces have been added to the Peter David Benefit Art Auction:

Note that the pieces listed below have already been auctioned off and only the four remaining pieces above are available. For more details and for the links to bid on the items, click here.

[EDITOR’S NOTE: This article has been updated to reflect the correct date for the auction’s closing. We regret any inconvenience the error might have caused.]

As you’ve probably heard by now, veteran comics writer Peter David suffered a stroke late last year that left him partially paralyzed. Comics artist and David collaborator J.K. Woodward set up an online auction last week offering unique and exclusive items made by various comics artists for bid, with all the proceeds going towards the cost of paying for David’s post-stroke rehabilitation. The auction is set to close on Saturday, February 23, 6 PM EST, so there’s still time to get yourself an awesome piece of one-of-a-kind original art while helping one of comics’ best and most beloved creators recover from a major health setback. Below is a sample of the items that are still available (click to view in larger size):

To bid on the items above and more, proceed to the following page: Peter David Benefit Art Auction!

Also, don’t forget that you can still help the Davids through other means. As Kathleen David wrote a few weeks ago:

Even though we have health insurance we have co-pays and the like. And since this stroke fell at the end of the year, we have all the new co-pays to deal with (I can honestly see those of you who have had to deal with this nodding your heads). And there are things that the insurance company just won’t cover (more head nodding). So we are at the beginning of what is going to be a very expensive year even though we are only 4 days in.

The most direct way [to help us] is to buy his books from Crazy 8 Press (via ComicMix) or from Amazon or Barnes and Noble websites. These are books that he gets the money from directly and the most per book.

His current Crazy 8 Press books are:

Pulling Up Stakes Part 1
Pulling Up Stakes Part 2 (Brand new)

Sick of vampire books? Movies? TV shows? Yeah. So are we. Sick of the entire unlife of vampires? Yeah. So is Vince Hammond. Unfortunately, Vince is in it up to his (wait for it) neck. Because Vince is a young vampire hunter who lives with his vampire hunter mother in an entire community of vampire hunters, who in turn are part of a cult of vampire hunters going back all the way to the French Revolution, which many believe to be an uprising of the poor against the rich but was actually a massive purging of vampires from the French nobility (hence the guillotine)

The Camelot Papers

A powerful ruler who’s considered by many to be simple-minded and vacuous and has serious father issues. A no-nonsense, polarizing woman who favors pants suits and pursues dubious agendas involving social needs. A remarkably magnetic leader of men with a reputation as a skirt-chaser. A scheming, manipulative adviser who is constantly trying to control public perceptions. A man seen as the next, great hope for the people, except there are disputes over his background and many contend he’s not what he appears to be.
George W? Hillary and Bill? Karl Rove? Obama?
Try Arthur Pendragon, Guinevere, Lancelot, Merlin, and Galahad.
Whatever you think of the state of today’s politics, The Camelot Papers shows you just how little matters have changed in the past thousand years or so. The Camelot Papers presents a fresh perspective on Arthurian legend by using modern day sensibility and combining it with a classic tale to bring a new insight into iconic characters.

Darkness of the Light (Book 1 of the Hidden Earth saga)
Height of the Depths (Book 2 of the Hidden Earth saga)

These are science fiction mixed with mythological creatures and the fate of the Universe hangs in the balance. Big epic sweeping books with those great characters that Peter is famous for writing.

There are Print on Demand for all these books if you want a paper copy rather than electronic.

If you already have these or can’t purchase them for whatever reason, you can still help us a lot by getting word out all over the Internet about how they can help Peter. I am asking every blogger and people who have access to an audience to spread the word.The more we sell of these books, the easier it will be for us to pay the bills as they start to pour in.

Buying his other books does help but that is very long term and isn’t much per books but it does help especially the Marvel graphic novels he has written.

A “Donate” button has also recently been added to Peter David’s website. (All donations are tax-deductible and are coursed to the Davids via the not-for-profit Hero Initiative.) Readers who wish to send physical stuff (get-well cards, tokens of appreciation, etc.) to David can address their packages to the following location:

Peter David
c/o Second Age, Inc.,
P.O. Box 239,
Bayport, NY 11705.

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