Comic Book Creators Take to Twitter to Auction Art and Comics

In light of the current pandemic, we are all slowly moving towards a more digital world. In a similar vein, many comic book creators will use social media to auction their books and in turn help stories that have been affected. According to a report in The New York Times, a group of comic book creators are coming together to support retailers whose operations have been severely affected by the global crisis.

They will use Twitter and the hashtag # Creators4Comic where 120 creators will auction artwork and comics. It will take place from Wednesday to Monday. The gesture will help the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, which is reaching out to bookstores for emergency aid.

It was curated by comic book writers Sam Humphries and Brian Michael Bendis, with help from Kami Garcia, Gwenda Bond, and Phil Jimenez. Report says Humphries will auction How to break into comics by creating your own comics. “It reflects my own secret comic book origin story,” he reportedly said.

Much has changed in the way books are bought and read. In a report in The Guardian, staying at home has been reported to lead people to read more. The report said even though Waterstones, one of the UK’s largest book chains, has been shut down, its online sales have increased by 400%. There is a particular increase in demand for books like that of Gabriel Garcia Marquez Love in the time of cholera and A hundred years of loneliness, Sylvia Plath The bell, F Scott Fitzgerald’s Gatsby the magnificent and Toni Morrison Beloved.

Lisa M. Horner