Longtime Comic-Con attendee Rory Murray has created the above artwork and is generously contributing it to be auctioned at the AFTERCON 2010 show, which is being held in Shel Dorf’s honor. The AFTERCON show will run concurrently with San Diego’s Comic-Con International, July 22-24, from 8PM to midnight each day. For more about the show, visit http://www.sheldorftribute.com/2010/04/19/shel-dorf-benefit-art-show-to-run-concurrently-with-comic-con-2010/.
Here’s what Rory has to say about his art and the show:
“I met Matt Lorentz through our mutual friend, Phil Yeh. I first met Shel at the 1975 Comic Con, what an amazing time I had. I’ve attended many more since then, but the first time was magical…Kirby! Bradbury! I could go on and on. Needless to say, I was very moved by Shel’s passing last year. When Matt asked me if I wanted to contribute, I was honored. And yes, it was created epecially for the AFTERCON, as a tribute to both Shel and Jack Kirby!
“The piece itself is a cartoon of Shel going through sort of a Hulking transformation (if you’ll notice, only his eyes are green). He is jumping off the roof of San Diego’s fabled EL CORTEZ Hotel, which was my favorite of all the Con’s locations.
“This was a labor of love. Although I won’t be attending the actual COMIC CON (I wish! Sold Out a year in advance?!), I am hoping to make it down there for the opening of this wonderful event.”