DC publisher/chief creative officer Jim Lee has been auctioning off 60 sketches in 60 days to benefit Book Industry Charitable Foundation, an organization that is providing relief for comic book retailers impacted by having to close their stores due to the covid-19 pandemic. He’s been auctioning them off on eBay, along with the sketches of some fellow artists who have donated their sketches. Lee has raised $147,992.01 to date, and DC Comics is donating an additional $250,000 to further help retailers who are hurting at the moment.
There is another cool element to this, where the winner of each sketch gets to tell Lee which character he is to draw next, and there cannot be duplicates. We are thrilled to exclusively reveal the latest sketch: Stephanie Brown as Batgirl!
A short-lived but much beloved Batgirl, Stephanie Brown is currently known as Spoiler, and has been most recently featured in the pages of “Young Justice.” She is one of Multiversity’s favorite characters, and we’re incredibly honored to reveal this sketch.
You can bid on this and other sketches on Lee’s eBay page, which you can find by clicking here or searching “ChunkyMonkey0000.” Also currently up for auction are two Bryan Hitch sketches (Hal Jordan and The Flash), a Ron Garvey sketch (Captain America wielding Mjolnir) and two additional Lee sketches (Deathstroke and Huntress).
And, finally, a big thank you to Jim Lee and DC for doing what they can to help our beloved comic shops through this incredibly trying time. We are appreciative of their efforts!