JEFFREY BROWN ART AUCTION TO BENEFIT RETAILER

BOOM! STUDIOS AND IFANBOY.COM ANNOUNCES JEFFREY BROWN

WARHAMMER 40,000 ART AUCTION TO BENEFIT RETAILER DAVID PIRKOLA



August 5th, 2008 (Los Angeles, CA) – BOOM! Studios is proud to announce an art auction to benefit David Pirkola, the Kentwood, Michigan comic retailer who was robbed and shot while working in his store April 26th. Pirkola is currently in recovery. Jeffrey Brown, comic creator who happens to be a friend and customer of Pirkola, will be auctioning off a WARHAMMER 40,000 tribute art page through the comic book news and review site, iFanboy.com in association with BOOM! Studios.

The ebay auction for Brown’s original work can be found here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180273199072

An avid fan of all things WARHAMMER 40,000, Jeffrey Brown is an independent comics book writer, known for his Top Shelf series CLUMSY, the Ignatz award winning I AM GOING TO BE SMALL and last year’s THE INCREDIBLE CHANGE-BOTS. Brown’s work has also appeared in Fantagraphics’ MOME anthology, McSweeny’s #13 and Drawn And Quarterly Showcase. The director of Death Cab For Cutie’s “Your Heart Is An Empty Room” musical video, Brown has also appeared on NPR’s “This American Life.” His latest book, LITTLE THINGS, was released last month.

“I became a father a year and a half ago, so it’s been a while since I’ve had the time to field my Ultramarines force or let my epic scale ork gargants rampage across the battlefield,” said Brown. “I keep up with the comics, novels, and White Dwarf magazine, but spend more time playing with buses and trucks now. It was a great experience to work on this page and get back to the game that I love, and it was even better knowing I could help David by doing it.”

“This is why I love comics,” said Chip Mosher, BOOM! Studios’ Marketing and Sales Director. “They are exciting, escapist fantasies that take us to new worlds, but in a split second used to help people in ours. Hopefully this page will raise money to aid Mr. Pirkola and give fans of WARHAMMER 40,000 something exciting to look at as well.”

The auction will start August 5th at www.ifanboy.com. So far, fundraising campaigns have raised $7,000 for Pirkola’s medical and business expenses.

iFanboy.com will also be auctioning off many rare and signed BOOM! Studios’ comics spanning the publisher’s work from past to present that were recently found while cleaning out their warehouse.

About BOOM! Studios

BOOM! Studios (http://www.boom-studios.com) is a unique new publishing house specializing in high-profile projects across a wide variety of different genres from some of the industry’s biggest talents. In its inaugural year, Wizard Magazine named BOOM! “Best New Publisher.” Founded by the creator of the TV show EUREKA, Andrew Cosby, and his partner Ross Richie, BOOM! Studios continues to be on the leading edge of comic and graphic novel publishing.