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10/14/2018
  Original Comic Art Charity Auction Benefits The Ed Asner Family Center

Heritage Auctions partners with Ed Asner Center to support mental health and enrichment programs

DALLAS, Texas (Oct. 9, 2018) – Known for his Emmy-winning roles playing curmudgeons, ranging from Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show to Carl in the Pixar film UP, actor Ed Asner’s true character is that of a philanthropist and loving father who shared his passion for comic books with his children. Earlier this year, the legendary actor and founders Matt and Navah Asner opened The Ed Asner Family Center, to offer a host of programs, classes and therapy dedicated to promoting self-confidence in differently abled individuals. They plan to open in their new location in November.  

On Oct. 17, Heritage Auctions is hosting The Ed Asner Family Center Original Comic Art Charity Auction at HA.com/Asner. Today’s leading comic book artists, including Kevin Nowlan, Alex Ross, Jim Lee and more, have donated high-profile work for the online auction.

“The Asner family have always been comic book fans,” said Matt Asner, Ed Asner’s son and President of The Ed Asner Family Center. “We thought, ‘What can we do to raise the eyebrows of people and highlight creativity?’ We are incredibly excited about doing an original art sale. The Ed Asner Center represents unleashing creativity, and what better way of illustrating this than the world of comics?”

Matt Asner said the core values and programming of the Center are based around creation of an environment that shows the limitless potential of children with different levels of ability, including autism, Down syndrome and developmental delays. “The arts are so important for instilling self confidence in people,” he said.

Matt Asner still remembers his father taking him to newsstands and bookstores while his father was a star onThe Mary Tyler Moore Show. “I still remember the first comic book my father ever bought me,” Matt Asner said. “It was an Avengers reprint from 1970. He sees the great, creative atmosphere around comics. He gets it. He saw the creativity, the art and writing involved, and appreciated it.

“We are honored to have 70 pieces of original art from some of the brightest stars in comics in this special auction that we feel could only be done through Heritage,” Asner adds.  

Artists donated both individual work and collaborations, including:

Alex RossAdam Kubert, Tom Derenick, Danny Miki, Scott Hanna and Lary StuckerBrent AndersonAdam HughesColleen DoranBarry CrainDan JurgensKarine CharleboisCully HamnerEric PowellGeof Darrow;Jerry OrdwayJim LeeTom Raney and Scott HannaJim Valentino and Steve MontanoJosé Luis García-LópezKelley Jones and Kevin NowlanJohn CassadayMark Bagley and Andrew HennessyJohn Heebink and Aaron McClellanPhil HesterJohn Heebink and Fred FredericksHoward ChaykinJosé Luis García-LópezLee WeeksKarl KeselDenys Cowan and Bill SienkiewiczMichael AllredAaron LoprestiEduardo RissoJohn Romita Jr.Michael ChoBarry KitsonBobby RubioMike HawthornePhilip TanSteve Lieber, Mark McKenna and Robin RiggsMike NortonNicoletta CeccoliRyan SookRyan StegmanSandy JarrellFernando Pasarin and Scott HannaHoward Porter and John DellTom EverhartShawn MartinbroughAdam Kubert; Sanford Greene; Sam Kieth; Jeff Parker; Tom Derenick; Mostafa Moussa; Danny Miki; Chris Samnee; Scott Hanna and Lary StuckerCharles SchulzPaul Pelletier and Sandra HopeBill SienkiewiczIgor Kordey and Scott Hanna;Paul SmithFabio NapoleoniJohn Heebink and Don HudsonKelley JonesScot Eaton and Andrew Hennessyand Kevin Nowlan.

“We are very thankful for the contributions of these artists and the time and friendship of Kevin Nowlan,” Matt Asner said. “Kevin was Superman, Batman and Doctor Strange on this project. We also wish to thank Albert Moy, Spencer Beck, Animazing Gallery and Kurt Busiek for their contributions, as well.”

Select highlights include, Nowlan’s original cover art to Doctor Strange #19 (Marvel, 2017), the original cover art by Lee from Scooby Apocalypse #3 (DC, 2016) and variant cover original art by Cassaday for Captain America: Reborn #6 (Marvel, 2003), published in the popular six-issue series. 

Bidding opens Oct. 3 for The Ed Asner Family Center Original Comic Art Charity Auction and concludes Oct. 17 at HA.com/Asner. The Center also offers donors several giving levels and even explains how contributions support various programming. Donations may be made at EdAsnerFamilyCenter.org.

Heritage Auctions is the largest fine art and collectibles auction house founded in the United States, and the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer. Heritage maintains offices in New York, Dallas, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago, Palm Beach, London, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

The Internet’s most popular auction-house website, HA.com, has over one million registered bidder-members and searchable free archives of four million past auction records with prices realized, descriptions and enlargeable photos. Reproduction rights routinely granted to media for photo credit.

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Eric Bradley, Public Relations Director

C: 469-271-2849 or EricB@ha.com

 



 
     
     

 

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