Newly commissioned and existing art to benefit comic book charity!

image of art for Hero Initiative 2022 Baltimore Comic-Con Auction

Walter Simonson

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – Sep. 13, 2022 – Hero Initiative, the charity that helps comic book creators in medical or financial need, will be the beneficiary of an incredible original art auction at the Baltimore Comic-Con, which will be held over the weekend of October 28-30, 2022 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The auction will be administered by well-known art expert Scott Dunbier. Tickets can be purchased online now.

Artists whose work will be in the auction include John Byrne, Frank Cho, Michael Cho, Tomm Coker, Kevin Eastman, Gene Ha, Kelley Jones, Shawn McManus, Mike Mignola, Frank Miller, Kevin Nowlan, Dave Sim, Walter Simonson, Herb Trimpe, JK Woodward, and more.

Art will be available for viewing both at the Baltimore Comic-Con, and at Hero Initiative’s website here. Bidders are encouraged to bid in person, though proxy bidding in advance will also be available via Hero’s website.

The live auction will take place Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 5pm at the Baltimore Comic-Con (specific location to be announced).

About The Baltimore Comic-Con

The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 23rd year of bringing the comic book industry to the mid-Atlantic area. For more information, please visit

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over one million dollars to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit or call 626-676-6354.

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