The Liebowitz family, owners of the Golden Apple Comics comic book store in Los Angeles for more than four decades, have just formed a new charity, the Golden Apple Comic & Art Foundation, which aims to preserve, safeguard and showcasing private collections to ensure that comics, books, art and collectibles are safe for future generations to enjoy. Along with family members (Ryan, Kendra and Sharon Liebowitz) the initial board of the company is composed of a director, Kevin Smithhis podcast collaborator, comic book writer Marc Andreikocomics editor and journalist heidi macdonaldcomic book store owner of Atomic Comics Mike Malve and producer Gary Prebula.
In addition to featuring private collections on behalf of donors, the Foundation has many other activities planned for the future which will include working with special collecting departments in universities, museums of national and international telephony, conferences of school, fundraising auctions, comic book scholarships, convention programming, preservation of original art, and events to raise awareness and funds.
The Foundation already has its first major gift and is working with the University of Pennsylvania’s Special Collections Division to secure, catalog and house those gifts. Foundation Chairman Ryan Liebowitz said: “We realized an immediate need to ensure that the art form and collectibles of comics are here forever to inspire people around the world.” .
The Golden Apple Comic & Art Foundation is hosting its first live fundraising event on March 25, a charity film screening with Frank Miller in Arizona, the American premiere of the new documentary film Frank Miller: American genius and will include:
- Q&A with director Silenn Thomas and Frank Miller
- Themed menu based on Frank’s comics and movies
- Ticket includes an autographed limited edition print
- Charity raffle (1 ticket included with each paid seat)
- Hosted by Majestic Studio Grill located in Gilbert, AZ
- 75% of ticket proceeds go directly to our Foundation.
- There will only be two sessions: 6 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.
Additionally, there will be an autograph signing for the grand opening of the store at Atomic Comics’ new location on March 26, which they have proclaimed Frank Miller Day.