Lawrence Klein, chairman of the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (www.moccany.org) and Nick Barrucci, president of Dynamic Forces Inc. (www.dynamicforces.com) have announced a second online fundraiser, following their first successful collaboration.
"In the beginning of August, through our first initiative, we were able to raise money for MoCCA, and were set to beat what we raised with a second online drive in September," says Barrucci. "We timed our first effort in conjunction with the presentation of the Harvey Awards, and for our second outing, were backed by the Living Masters of Comic and Cartoon Art event in association with Christopher Forbes, vice chairman of Forbes, which promises to truly raise the presence and awareness of MoCCA."
The latest online fundraising drive is set for Sept. 12, 2003, and will run through Sept. 19. 2003. As with the previous effort, Dynamic Forces will be donating 10% of all sales generated through their online site (www.dynamicforces.com), directly back to MoCCA.
"Just like in comics, when you have a team-up that works and the fans demand, you have every reason to keep it going," notes Klein. "Living Masters of Comic and Cartoon Art features nearly one hundred classic works by Steve Ditko, Robert Crumb, Jack Davis, Patrick McDonnell, Peter de Sève and more under one roof for the first time. The exhibit will bring unprecedented national exposure to MoCCA, and the timing is perfect to enhance the event with the second Dynamic Forces drive."
"Were continuing to look at other ways to support MoCCA," explains Barrucci. “Living Masters of Comic and Cartoon Art celebrates the full diversity of comic and cartoon art as work from the greatest living practitioners of comic books, comic strips, animation, and political cartooning joins the Fabergé Easter eggs and other incredible artworks on display at the Forbes Gallery.”
The exhibit opens to the public at The Forbes Galleries, located at the magazine’s headquarters at 60 Fifth Avenue (corner of 12th street) in New York City on September 15 and runs through October 25th, 2003. A gala black tie (optional) fundraiser and reception, hosted by Christopher Forbes and Lawrence Klein and emceed by comedienne Joan Rivers, will be held at the Forbes Galleries on the evening of September 23rd. For inquiries contact MoCCA by telephone (212-254-3511), by Fax (212-254-3590), or by e-mail ([email protected]).