Sunday, March 9, 2014

CAPS Launches Stan Sakai Benefit Art Auction

Thursday, March 6:  Southern California's CAPS, the Comic Art Professional Society, launched an ongoing series of eBay auctions of original comic art to benefit Stan and Sharon Sakai.  Stan's the creator of the samurai rabbit USAGI YOJIMBO.

The CAPS auctions, conducted through eBay, started Thursday, March 6, with a new set of auctions every following Thursday.  Each auction, sold under the seller name of "CAPSauction," will be 10 days in length with 20-40 items in each set of auctions.

The opening auction features 28 items, including donations by:  Bill Holbrook, Bob Bolling, Chris Tirri, Dan Brereton, Dan Spiegle, Dean Yeagle, Eric Muller, Jeff Smith, Mike Allred, Mike Mignola, Roger Langridge and Andy Hirsh.

The fundraising auctions will be promoted through and the CAPS - Comic Art Professional Society - Facebook page, where collectors will be able to see updated information such as when certain pieces will be auctioned.

Many of the pieces featuring Usagi Yojimbo will also appear in a new oversized hardcover book from Dark Horse The Sakai Project:  Artists Celebrate Thirty Years of Usagi Yojimbo will be released July 23, 2014 and available at San Diego Comic-Con International.

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