After floods damaged his home in Austin over a week ago, writer Steve Niles and his family have had to move out and into a friend’s guestroom. The comics community have immediately gathered around to help out in the immediate aftermath of the flooding, and Matt Miner has today launched an eBay auction to raise funds.
Among the items up for grabs are signed work from Chris Burnham, Greg Pak, and Frank Barbiere; original art from Phil Noto and Dick Ayers; and the offer of script reviews from Scott Snyder and Ron Marz.
Miner, a friend and co-worker with Niles, says that he’ll keep the auction running for as long as creators send him items. If you are such a creator, you can contact Miner to arrange things. The eBay auction will run in waves, with a number of items available right now. Amongst them are the chance to have your script reviewed by writers including Scott Snyder and Ron Marz.
You can also find items donated by James Tynion IV, Ed Brisson, Jamie Rich, Chris Ryall – who has donated an original page from 30 Days of Night – Kelly Williams, Peter Krause…. so many people. Go take a look at what’s on offer.
You can also donate straight through PayPal to HelpSteveNiles@gmail.com, if you would so prefer. Niles has also encouraged donations for The Red Cross, to assist others who were affected by the floods.