Hold on to your Desert Butts, it’s time for the
Ken Steacy Power Hour!*
*pretty much guaranteed to be longer than an hour
We here at Desert Bus are delighted to welcome back the one and only Ken Steacy!
Ken has been gracing us with his presence since Desert Bus 3 and every year he brings with him a treasure trove of original art, collectable prints, and all sorts of one-of-a-kind goodies that we get to auction off to you fine folks at home!
If you can’t watch live, follow our twitter account to see what’s currently up for bids! (we’ll try our best to describe the madness)
Now sit back and enjoy the madness that is the Ken Steacy power Hour(s)!
PLEASE NOTE: At the request of Ken Steacy, and with the permission of Child’s Play, 50% of the donations for Ken’s items will go to the Desert Bus organizing team, in recognition of their efforts in putting on this event. The other 50% will go to Child’s Play. More information is available here.
If you’re new to Desert Bus, Ken Steacy has been supporting us for practically forever. He is a member of the Canadian Comic Book Creator’s Hall of Fame, won a Shuster Award, and is Alex’s dad!
His nickname of “Value Added” came about because of all the wonderful contributions and time he has spent with us, and for the children on Desert Bus. Every year with Ken has been full of surprises and delight and we’re sure this year will be no different.
We thank Ken Steacy Publishing for their continued support of Desert Bus for Hope. Join us as he auctions off his wonderful art pieces this year on Nov. 20th at 7pm (PST).
This graphic novel compilation of Ken and Harlan’s stories set against the backdrop of a vast interstellar war was just re-issued last year by Dover books. This lot includes a signed copy of that edition and one of the original 1987 trade edition published by Comico!
You can get your chance to win right now with a donation drive! Any donation of $5.43 or multiples thereof until 5 PM PST will enter you for a chance to win.
Ken is running this Tempest Fugitive lot as a giveaway for the next 45 minutes until 9:00 PM PST. Any donations of $7.27 or multiples thereof will get you a chance to win this amazing lot.
A few more details on what this will include: You’re going to get the softcover anthology of the series (which includes all the books), a DC die-cut card, and a MASSIVE poster.
You know this man if you’ve ever seen Desert Bus before. This is Ken “Value Added” Steacy who is known for dropping INSANE auctions and giveaways every year.
Enjoy the madness of Ken Steacy in our Ken Steacy Power Hour(s)!
Ken “Value Added” Steacy will be joining us at the Lunar Module Mk. 3 on Monday, November 14th at 6:00pm.
Known around Desert Bus as Ken “Value Added” Steacy thanks to his legacy of creating some of the most exciting live auctions we’ve seen, Ken decided at age eleven to become a professional comic book writer/artist, a dream he realized in 1974. Since then, he has chronicled the exploits of Spider-Man, Harry Potter, and the Star Wars gang, to name but a few. In addition to creating his own intellectual property, he has collaborated with Harlan Ellison, Dean Motter, and Douglas Coupland. The recipient of an Eisner and an Inkpot award, Ken was inducted into the Joe Shuster Awards Hall of Fame in 2009, a lifetime achievement award honouring Canadian comic book creators for their contributions to the industry. Alongside his wonderful wife, graphic novelist Joan Steacy, Ken is currently teaching Comics & Graphic Novels in a program they created at Camosun College here in Victoria.
Have a question for Ken Steacy? Leave it in the comments below.
Ken “Value Added” Steacy’s last live auction wrapped up just a little while ago, and with that we have the final tally from this year’s visit. Over the course of this evening’s live auctions and giveaways, the community raised $41,304.87!
Just a reminder that a couple of Ken Steacy’s lots are still up for grabs in our Silent Auctions. Click the thumbnails below to jump directly to the lots. And, don’t forget to check the Silent Auctions page to bid on other great items throughout the rest of the run.
We’re down to our last giveaway of Ken “Value Added” Steacy’s visit – a Cosplay Caricartoon by Joan Steacy! Donate $6.16 (or multiples thereof) for a chance to win. We’ll run this donation drive until shortly after 11:05 PM PST. Here’s the description for this lot:
Joan will create a full-colour 8.5×11” portrait of YOU as your fave character!
The truly lovely and talented Joan Steacy will be doing a live giveaway of one of her amazing Cosplay Caricartoons – the winner will send us a selfie and Joan will do a colour sketch as their fave character, like the sample below of last year’s winner! And be sure to check out AURORA BOREALIS, her autobio/graphi novel!
PLEASE NOTE: At the request of Joan & Ken Steacy, and with the permission of Child’s Play, 50% of the donations for this item will go to the Desert Bus organizing team, in recognition of their efforts in putting on this event. The other 50% will go to Child’s Play. More information is available here.
Keeping the Steacy train rolling we have the Air & Space Smithsonian Archival Video disk set. We will run this as a Donation Drive for donations of $6.00 or multiples thereof for the next half hour. 8:50 PM PST is our end time on this one!
Ken’s just plane crazy about things with wings! This set includes 6 disks, each containing 100,000 images of aviation and space development all the way from the Wright brothers through the late 80’s. It also includes catalogues for quick reference.