Online Auction To Benefit Japan: SIUniverse, Secret Identities, Greg Pak, Tak Toyoshima, Bernard Chang, Keiko Agena + More

Friday, March 25, 2011

Help the people of Japan by bidding on items donated by members of the SIUniverse family.

March 25, 2011 — Two weeks ago, the world was stunned by the devastating earthquake and tsunami that ravaged northern Japan. Though the aftermath of the natural disaster and resulting nuclear crisis is no longer front page news, the people of northern Japan still need our help. This is why SIUniverse Media is announcing SIUniverse For Japan, an online auction to raise money for ongoing relief efforts in Japan.

Through ebay Giving Works, 100% of the final sale of any item sold through SIUniverse For Japan will go toward GlobalGiving’s Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund. Search for eBay seller ID “siuniverseforjapan.”

Over the next several weeks, fans will be able to bid on everything from original artwork, action figures, t-shirts, DVDs, CDs, comics, books, and other unique items donated by some of the creative talent behind Secret Identities and know that all proceeds will go towards rebuilding the lives of the people affected by the disasters. The first item, a copy of Secret Identities plus a bookplate signed by Jeff Yang, Parry Shen, Keith Chow and Jerry Ma, will be up for bid beginning on Monday, March 28.

The following SI-affiliated artists and creators will also have items available for bid in the coming weeks:

Keiko Agena
Jimmy J. Aquino
A.L. Baroza
Jef Castro
Bernard Chang
Lynn Chen
Tanuj Chopra
Keith Chow
Jamie Ford
Martin Hsu
Michael Kang
Shin Kawasaki
Kazu Kibuishi
Greg LaRocque
Sonny Liew
Jerry Ma
Greg Pak
Koji Steven Sakai
Alexander Shen
Parry Shen
Tak Toyoshima
Glenn Urieta
Gene Yang
Jeff Yang

In addition to the SIUniverse For Japan auction, through April 3, SIUniverse Media’s Jerry Ma will be donating 100% of every sale made at his website Epic Proportions to benefit Japan disaster relief as well.