Grasshopper Comics Goes Big With Their Annual Toy Drive
As the holiday gets in full gear many of our listeners and readers know we try to do cool stuff for them, but every once in a while a cause comes up that needs to be shared. While we did not get to work with Komen for the Cure this year a very awesome event was brought to our attention by close friend of mine.
Grasshopper Comics located in Willison Park, New York is holding their annual Charity Raffle and Toy Drive. The proceeds from this event will go to the John Thiessen Children's Foundation. In addition to doing something for a great cause by donating toys, you'll get a chance to participate in their raffle which has a ton a great stuff to giveaway including Lootcrates, wrestling tickets and so much more. Here are all the details straight from the source.
Grasshopper's 22nd Annual Holiday Party Toy Drive and Charity Raffle! 76 Hillside Ave, Williston Park, NY 11596 (516) 741-5724 Saturday, December 6th
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Toy Drive! – Meet Darth Vader, Imperial Stormtroopers, Superman and more!
– Bring a new unwrapped toy and receive… “A Free Comic, Cookie, and a Cone” (Courtesy of Grasshopper's, “Sweet to Lick” Vegan Bakery and Hildebrants!)
– Artists Sketching & Signing: Meet Chris Giarusso, Jacob Chabot, David Gallaher Tom Travers, Pat Reilly, and Greg Schiegl!
2:30 PM: KIDS COSTUME CONTEST – Kids, come in costume and win a prize!
6:00-8:00 PM: Food & Cookies Go Out! – Don't miss Elaine's famous cookies! Will she cross the 1,000 cookie mark this year?
8:00-9:30 PM: Charity Raffle!
Here it is, the initial prize list for this year's raffle. As you'll see there are lots of sketches and signatures on this list as well as a few very cool exclusives. There are at least a few prizes still on their way to us with at least one very cool prize we're waiting to actually have in our hands before we announce it. So stay tuned for updates. Based on some of the art that we're still waiting on, we will most likely once again having two auctions this year, with some of the original art held for the special “art auction”. OK, here's the list!
1 Box of Candy Canes Ipod Shuffle 2gb Ipod Nano – 16 gb 4 Pack Tickets NY Islanders Vs Tampa Saturday, December 20th (3 available) WWE Presents Holiday Tour 2 Tickets Saturday, Decmber 27th Freeman McNeil NY Jets Signed Framed Photo Harry Carson NY Giants Signed Framed Photo Willy Wonka Golden Ticket & Poster Signed by Kids in Cast, Framed Original Art: Batman by Joe Giella Original Art: Iron Man by Bob Layton Original Art: by Al Milgrom Original Art: Jam Piece by Chris Giarusso and Jacob Chabot Original Art: by Greg Shiegel Original Art: Gronk by Katie Cook Original Art: John & Dan of Grasshopper's by Fernando Ruiz Sketch by Adam Hughes: Wonder Woman Sketch by Fred Hembeck: Spider-Man vs. Electro Sketch by Charles Wilson: Joker Sketch by Adam Hughes: Catwoman (on Grayson #1 Blank Variant) Sketch by Matt Wagner: The Shadow (on Shadow #13 Blank Variant) Sketch by Kevin Nowlan with Dialogue by Mark Waid: Daredevil (on Daredevil #1 Blank Variant) Sketch by Jerry Ordway: Superman (on Action Comics #18 Blank Variant) Sketch by Brian Lopez-Santos: Scarlet Witch/Havok/Red Skull (on Uncanny Avengers #1 Blank Variant) Sketch by Tim Seeley: He-Man Sketch by Tom Travers: Slimer on Ghostbusters #10 Blank Variant Sketch by Tom Travers: Egon on Ghostbusters #10 Blank Variant Sketch by George Perez: Supergirl on Justice League United #0 Blank Variant DC New Frontier Litho by Dave Bullock: Signed by Dave Bullock Superman Litho of Superman: Signed by Dave Bullock Marvel Universe Litho Signed by Emek Captain America/Spider-Man/Iron Man Litho Signed by Steve Rude Wonder Woman Litho Signed by Amanda Connor Iron Man Litho Signed by Rob Taylor Wonder Woman Litho Signed by Rob Taylor Superman Litho Signed by Rob Taylor Flash Litho Signed by Rob Taylor Green Lantern Litho Signed by Rob Taylor Batman Litho Signed by Rob Taylor Spider-Man Venom Litho Signed by Vinnie Tartamella Wolverine Deadpool Litho Signed by Vinnie Tartamella Wolverine Litho Signed by Vinnie Tartamella Robot Chicken DC Comics Special #2 DVD: Signed by Seinreich, Seth Green, Jeph Loeb Robot Chicken Season 6 DVD: Signed by Seinreich and Seth Green Walking Dead: Lucille, Negin's Bat: Signed by Kirkman Harley Quinn #4: Signed with Dialogue by Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti Walking Dead #1 Image Firsts Reprint Signed by Robert Kirkman Walking Dead #100 HC Signed by Tim Seeley Invincible #100 Signed by Robert Kirkman Outcast #1 Signed by Robert Kirkman Retroactive HC Signed by Darwyn Cooke Parker The Martini Edition Slipcase HC Signed by Darwyn Cooke Corgi #1 Signed with Sketch by Christian Slade Zombie Dickheads #1 Signed by Chris Moreno Scream Queen TP Signed by Brendan Hay Legend of Baldur's Gate Ashcan Signed by Zub Dunbar Deadpool #1 Signed by Ed McGuinnis Daredevil End of Days #3: Signed by Klaus Janson, David Mack & Bill Seinkewitz Hack Slash Mercy Sparks Signed by Tim Seeley Hack Slash #25 Signed by Tim Seeley Revival #1 Signed by Tim Seeley, Mike Norton, and Jenny Frison Revival #2 Signed by Tim Seeley, Mike Norton, and Jenny Frison Revival #5 Signed by Tim Seeley, Mike Norton, and Jenny Frison The Occultist #1 Variant Signed by Tim Seeley and Jenny Frison Justice Society of America Black Adam HC Signed by Geoff Johns Hulk #1 Variant Cover Signed with Dialogue by Mark Waid Afterlife with Archie #1 Grasshopper's Exclusive Variant Signed by Hack Action Presidents: Washington Signed by Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunleavy Death of Wolverine #1 Signed by Charles Soule Infinity #1 Signed by Jimmy Cheung (2 copies) Swamp Thing Futures End 3D Cover Signed by Charles Soule Archer & Armstrong #0 Signed by Fred Van Lente (2 different covers) Incredible Punks #1 Signed by Josh Fialkov Axis #1 Signed by Jim Cheung Complete Silencers TP Signed by Fred Van Lente Skull Kickers TP Signed by Jim Zub and Edwin Huang Hellbound Hellraiser II CD Signed by Christopher Young Vampirella: Barbara Leigh Calendar Signed by Barbara Leigh Strange Girl Vols 2 & 3 Signed by Opena Bibby: A Bunny's Journey Signed by Adam Henry Camden Bottoms: The Gunsel GN Signed with Sketch by Scott Quick Gronk: A Monster's Story NYCC Exclusive (only 100 made) Signed with Sketch by Katie Cook Orion: The Gates of Apokolips TP Signed by Walt Simonson Superman Unchained #1 Variant Signed by Garcia Lopez Bloodshot Deluxe Edition HC (limited to 100) Signed by Swierczynski and Garcia (2 available) Archer & Armstrong Deluxe Edition HC (limited to 100) Signed by Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry Harbinger Deluxe Edition HC (limited to 500) Signed by Joshua Dysart and Khari Evans X-O Manowar Deluxe Edition HC (limited to 100) Signed by Robert Venditti and Cary Nord Batman #500 Signed by Joe Quesada Tom Strong Book 4 Signed by Geoff Johns Atomic Terrier Vol 1 Signed with Sketch by Josh Hughes Moriarty HC Signed by Daniel Corey The Bunker TP Signed by Joshua Hale Fialkov Phonogram Vols 1 & 2 Signed by Jamie McKelvie Three TP Signed by Kieron Gillen Hello Kitty 1 & 2 Signed by Jacob Chabot Salt Water Taffy Signed by Matthew Loux North World Signed with Sketch by Lars Brown Black Metal Signed by Rick Spears and Chuck BB Deadlines Vol 2 Sketchbook Signed by Sanford Greene Voltron Force Vols 1 & 2 Signed with Sketch by Jacob Chabot Avatar the Last Airbender Seasons 1, 2 & 3 DVD Sets Marvel Covers Artists Edition Oversize HC by IDW Amazing Spider-Man by Gil Kane Artists Edition Oversize HC by IDW Rocket Racoon #1 Lootcrate Variant Batman #17 C2E2 Exclusive Variant A LootCrate! (still sealed) 1/6 Scale Luke Skywalker Vinyl Model Kit by Polydata 1995 DreamWorks 20th Anniversary Hoodie (large) Robot Chicken Sexy Luthor Tour Shirt (small) Armor Hunters #1 Chromium Variant Rai #1 Valiant First Gold Variant Superman Unchained #1 3D Exclusive Variant New 52 Future's End #1 B&W Sketch Variant Justice League #22 San Diego Comic Con Exclusive Sandman Overture #1 3D Exclusive Variant Batman #28 B&W Sketch Variant Batgirl #35 RRP Variant DC Batman 75 Anniversary Exclusive Hat DC Batman Beyond Exclusive Hat DC Batman 66 Exclusive Hat DC Forever Evil Exclusive Hat Batman 75th Anniversary Exclusive Cape (4 available) Heritage Comic Arts Auctions Catalogs (retail $50 each) War Machine High Command Board Game Warhammer Black Templars Upgrade Box (X2) Warhammer Ork Killa Kans and Deff Dread Warhammer Space Marine Venerable Dreadnought Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game Rebel Transport Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game Tantive IV Thanks! John, Elaine and Dan at Grasshopper's
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