Still time to bid on Frank Miller art offered in MarthaArtAuctions charity auction

MarthaArtAuctions Montage - Martha Washington

Art created by Arthur Adams, Paul Chadwick, Dave Gibbons, Mike Mignola and Walter Simonson has recently been sold under the banner MarthaArtAuctions, a special charity auction – but there’s still time to bid on a piece by Frank Miller, offered through

Proceeds of art will go directly to Black support organisations in the US and UK, chosen by the artists.

Back in the early 1990s, a number of comic artists published under the “Legend” imprint contributed artwork to Frank Miller and Dave Gibbons’ “Martha Washington” series for Dark Horse, each producing a single pin-up image.

The original art has recently been unearthed and, inspired by #ComicWritersChallenge, has been auctioned individually online through for charity. In addition, Dave Gibbons and Frank Miller have each produced a new image for auction.

Martha Washington Goes to War - art by Walt Simonson

The first auction, for Walt Simonson‘s pin up of Martha Washington, sold for $5000, with 100% of the proceeds of this auction benefiting the charity.

Arthur Adams art sold first $5500, and will benefit Black Lives Matter US.

Martha Washington Goes to War - art by Paul Chadwick

100% of the proceeds of the auction of art by Paul Chadwick, which sold for $500.00, will benefit The NAACP – The National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People.

Martha Washington Goes to War - art by Mike Mignola

Mike Mignola’s art sold for $5900 and will benefit The Runnymede Trust, a race equality think tank and registered charity.

Martha Washington Goes to War - art by Dave Gibbons

Dave Gibbons‘ art is the most recent sale, raising $3500 in aid of The Stephen Lawrence Trust.

Martha Washington Goes to War - art by Frank Miller

The final auction for an artwork by Frank Miller ends on Saturday 11th July 2020 at 1.00pm PDT/9.00pm UK time, with bidding currently standing at $3550. As with the sale of Paul Chadwick’s art, proceeds will benefit The NAACP.

BritComicsArt are the official art agents for artists Dave Gibbons, Brian Bolland, Frank Quitely and Mark Buckingham. They also sell some art by other comic artists, largely from the modern era.

Although based in the UK, they also, in normal times, attend a number of the larger US comic conventions each year, including San Diego, New York and Baltimore.

Details of how to bid on Frank Miller’s art are here. The high bid amount will be periodically updated on the website through the duration of the auction. In the event of receiving two bids of the same amount the earliest submitted will be taken and the second bidder informed by email.

Read more here on BritComicsArt

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. 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 "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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