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SD10: Shel Dorf tribute


A benefit auction for the Shel Dorf Artist Fund will be held throughout Comic-Con. Proceeds will help send a deserving artist to art school.

The First Annual AFTERCON San Diego, a Fund Raiser for the Shel Dorf Artist Fund.  Over 75 artists headlined by literary icon RAY BRADBURY, along with many artists from the movie, television, video game and comics industry. All of the artists are donating custom painted pieces on 12″ x 12″ panels, skateboard decks (donated by McGills Skateboards), and vinyl toys, to be auctioned of through raffles and silent auction.
PRIMO Hawaiian Beer is hosting an open beer lounge, along with downtempo music, for an event that has no cover charge and a $5 suggested donation for those not bidding on art items.

100% of the proceeds are going towards a fund for art in school programs as well as art scholarships to upcoming young artists without means otherwise, winners will be selected through a juried art submission later this year.

We hope you will be excited to either attend, or cover/promote this fund raising event to your friends and media connections.  We also welcome your thoughts and recommendations as to how this can become a greater benefit to the art community as well.

Here are the links to the event itself...

Suture Gallery 655 10th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (10th & Market – 5 blocks from the Con)
8pm – Midnight each night

  1. And don’t forget the Shel Dorf and Ken Krueger Tribute programs at the Con: Shel’s is on Sat, Rm. 5AB, 4:30 – 6:00 pm; Ken’s is on Fri, Rm 3 1:30 – 2:30 pm.

    They’ll be chaired by original, ‘First Generation’ fellow Comics/Films/Science Fiction fans that helped, with the guidance of the two men above, create what has metatasized into the Comic-Con International: San Diego of today.

    Anyone attending this year’s Con with even the slightest interest in the history of SDCC could do no better than go to these panels and listen to how SDCC came to BE.

    From tiny acorns…?

  2. I remember Shel from 1974-75 when i lived next door in Ocean Beach. He was a nice guy, tried to help fellow stuggling artists like myself.

    funny story…

    One time Shel decided to go on a diet to lose some weight. I stopped in one morning and he was pouring chocolate syrup on his cereal. Some diet. Some guy.

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