Comics artist Wilfredo Torres' wife recently passed away from cancer. You may know Torres from some of the great work he's done over the last year on The ShadowBatman '66, Jupiter's Circle, and on covers for the King Features line at Dynamite. To support Torres and his family in their time of grief, several comics creators have decided to raise funds by auctioning off pieces of art. They'll all be posting links on how to buy their work using the hashtag #TorresBenefit on social media. All are welcome to participate, either by bidding on art or by auctioning their art.

Some of the artists who have decided to contribute to the auction so far include Chris Samnee, Mitch Gerads, Phil HesterErik Burnham, Doc Shaner, and Gabriel Hardman. It's likely there will be a lot more art to come.

Artist Brett Schnoover originally posted about the fundraiser on his blog:

 

Recently fellow comic artist, and a good friend of mine, Wilfredo Torres lost his lovely wife Monica after a long battle with cancer. A group of us got together in Emerald City this past weekend and decided we wanted to do something to help a great guy and his family during a difficult time. We invite anyone who is willing to post artwork onto EBAY for a seven day art auction and give all proceeds to the Torres family. Use the hashtag #TorresBenefit on social media when posting your work.

You can send all funds to

wtorres1972(at)yahoo(dot)com

Here’s a link to my art auction. It’s a piece I did of Will Eisner’s The Spirit. I hope you check it and all the other artists who plan on contributing work to help out.

 

I think it's safe to say that even if you're not able to contribute as an artist or able to purchase any art, you can still send a donation to the email listed above. As always, it's great to see the comics community come together after a loss like this.