Talented comic artists, such as Jim Lee and Bill Sienkiewicz, are donating original comic art and sketches for Inktoberfest: The Ed Asner Family Center Annual Comic Art Auction. The second annual event that offers fresh to market comic art will be held on October 16, 2019 on ha.com.

The Ed Asner Family Center, founded by the beloved actor’s son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Navah Asner, and Heritage Auctions are sponsoring the auction of 86 lots to fund the center’s mission of “promoting self-confidence in differently abled individuals to bring balance and wellness to those individuals and their families.”

The Ed Asner Center provides everything from art and cooking classes to therapy and even voice-over training for individuals and families affected by autism. The center offers arts and vocational enrichments as well as health and wellness services and calls itself “a one-stop shop for those with special needs and their families.”

The original published pages and commissioned art donations include limited edition, artist-signed prints of famous Marvel and DC Comics covers, splash pages and commissioned original art. Specialty illustrations include a stern-faced Batman by Jim Lee. Original cover art includes Ryan Sook’s Superman #28 cover and John Heebink and Mike Manley’s Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #43 cover, among others. Original commissions, variant cover original art and even blank sketch cover variant artworks are available, such as artist Adam Hughes’ stunning Spider-Gwen #1 wraparound variant cover.

“It is an honor for Heritage to assist with this program that benefits a project so dear to so many people in the comic art community,” said James Halperin, co-founder of Heritage Auctions.

All proceeds from Inktoberfest go to The Ed Asner Family Center, supporting children with autism and differently abled individuals and their families.