After arriving in Chicago for C2E2 with her partner Art Adams, artist Joyce Chin (Wynonna Earp, Black Panther, Ms. Marvel) suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, or stroke, exacerbated by a broken ankle from a resulting fall. Chin was taken to Chicago’s Presence Resurrection hospital where she underwent surgery and remained in their care for nearly two weeks.
The fan-favorite artist is on the mend and has said there is no noticeable loss of function, but the medical costs have gone beyond what her insurance will cover. While you can donate to her GoFundMe page, Dynamite is also releasing a Vampirella lithograph to benefit her. Fans can choose either an unsigned or limited signed edition, with all money going to Chin’s medical costs.
The piece features the artist’s first work on Vampirella, an alternate cover for Vampirella #20 from 2001. The lithograph measures 11” x 17” to capture the amazing detail of the work.
“I’ve been working with Dynamite/Dynamic Forces off and on for around two decades now, on a huge variety of incredible characters,” Chin said. “This lithograph is one of the pieces people have told me is one of their favorites.”
“Joyce and Arthur have long been two of my favorite artists and I’ve had the pleasure of working with them. They both are incredibly talented and have unique styles. I’m fortunate to have been close friends with them for years and was shocked to hear of Joyce’s injury,” said Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. “We thought the perfect way to boost their fundraising efforts was to give fans the opportunity to help as well as receive one of Joyce’s most beautiful pieces as a bonus.”
Any funds raised over Joyce’s medical needs will go to Hero Initiative, a not-for-profit charity to assist creators with health, medical, and quality-of-life assistance.
Click here to purchase the lithograph or here for the limited signed version.