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Grasshopper Comics Goes Big With Their Annual Toy Drive

A group of superheroes from Grasshopper Comics posing in front of a store.
A group of superheroes from Grasshopper Comics posing in front of a store.

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!

– 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
John, Elaine and Dan at Grasshopper's

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To learn more about Grasshopper Comics head here

To learn more about the  John Theissen Children's Foundation head here.