Nationwide Artistic Responses to the September 11 Tragedy and its Aftermath
**All material in this section is archived. It was material collected in the immediate aftermath of 9/11/2001 and reflects the period of that time. For responses to political art in 2003 and later, follow the link to Artists Respond to the Political Present.**
HEROES: Marvel Comics presents HEROES: The World’s Greatest Super Hero Creators Salute The World’s Real Heroes!, including works by Neal Adams, John Cassaday, Neil Gaiman, Frank Miller, Joe Quesada, Alex Ross, Kevin Smith and more! There will be an auction hosted by Kevin Smith on January 17, 2002 at Club 101, 101 Park Avenue, NYC at 6:00 PM, with proceeds donated to the Twin Towers Fund. For details, contact Marc Kaye at 646-227-8400 or Andrew Lis at 917-472-2100.
Heroes Among Us: A Citywide Exhibition of Comic Book Art Celebrating the Heroes of the September 11 Tragedy will show at the Fireman’s Museum in NYC form January 22 to February 7, 2002. Produced by the New York City Comic Book Museum, Heroes Among Us features detailed reproductions of more than 100 original drawings, watercolors and paintings by dozens of veteran comic book artists celebrating the contributions of everday heroes in the wake of September 11.
9-11: Emergency Relief is a comic book project to benefit the American Red Cross featuring some of the comic world’s leading talents. From legendary creators such as Will Eisner and Harvey Pekar to new talents on the cutting edge of the comics medium such as James Kochalka and cover artist Frank Cho, over 80 cartoonists have joined together in this community effort. Released January 2002 from Alternative Comics, 9-11: Emergency Relief is a collection of these cartoonists’ personal non-fiction accounts of their experiences related to the tragedy.