In December 2007, the first SPACENITE exhibit and fundraiser was a huge success. Contributors included: Al Milgrom, Walt Simonson, Brandon Graham, Corey Lewis, Danijel Zezelj, Gordon Wiebe, Guy Davis, Jeffrey Brown, Kevin Hooyman, Maureen Gubia, Peter Thompson, Renee French, Ron Rege Jr, Ken Garduno, and more than 100 other artists from around the world. Together we raised money for Bill Mantlo, who wrote all of the ROM comics and was tragically paralyzed in a hit and run accident over 15 years ago.
This December I’m proud to announce our second and final ROM Spaceknight tribute show for Bill Mantlo.
View artwork from the exhibit here: http://romspacenite.blogspot.com/
(Artwork by Yuta Onoda)
WHO: Mike Allred, Jeffrey Brown, Michael DeForge, Tan Eng Huat, Ben Marra, Luke Ramsey, Jon Schnepp, Matt Timson, and dozens more.
WHAT: ROM Spaceknight benefit art show for Bill Mantlo
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 2nd, 6-10pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics
20 NW 5th Ave #101
Portland, OR 97209
Artwork on display until Jan. 2nd.
I have once again curated artwork from dozens of artists based around the theme of ROM Spaceknight, the first comic that I ever read as a kid in the 80s. It’s safe to say that if it wasn’t for ROM there wouldn’t be a Floating World Comics today.
I have reached out to artists and illustrators outside of the comics industry which has led to a variety of styles and interpretations of this iconic cult character. We will have digital prints of the artwork available for sale at the opening. The original artwork will be auctioned at the end of the month on eBay. 100% of the proceeds go to Bill Mantlo.
We will also publish a book of the ROM artwork in 2011.
Make a private donation to the SPACENITE – BILL MANTLO FUND directly from your Paypal account. 100% of the funds go to Bill’s brother and caregiver, Mike Mantlo: