Talbot joins ‘Space Nite’ fund raising artists to help Bill Mantlo

A special fund-raiser show in aid of US comics writer Bill Mantlo includes this piece of art featuring 1980s fav ROM Spaceknight by Bryan Talbot along with more pieces from artists such as Mike Allred, Matt Timson, Jeffrey Brown, Michael DeForge, Tan Eng Huat, Ben Marra,  Luke Ramsey, Jon Schnepp and dozens more.

Bill, who wrote every issue of Marvel Comics toy-inspired title Rom, was the victim of a hit and run accident 15 years ago, spent several months in a coma. He’s now paralysed and lives in a care home. The show and collection of art (to be published in 2011) will help his family pay the costs of his care.

The original artwork and one-off prints of each illo will also be auctioned on ebay.

This new show, which will be on display at Floating World Comics in Portland, Oregon next month, features work by artists and illustrators both inside and outside of the comics  industry which has led to a variety of styles and interpretations of  an iconic cult character.

Donations to the SPACENITE – BILL MANTLO FUND go directly to Bill’s brother and caregiver, Mike Mantlo. You can donate direct via a link in this blog post

• ROM Space Nite benefit art show for Bill Mantlo, Thursday 2nd December 6-10pm, Floating World Comics,  20 NW 5th Ave #101, Portland, OR 97209. Tel: 001 503 241 0227. Artwork on display until 2nd January 2011.

• View artwork from the exhibit here: http://romspacenite.blogspot.com/

• The 2007 show: http://www.floatingworldcomics.com/main/2007/11/13/spacenight-a-tribute-to-bill-mantlo-dec-6th/

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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