Transmetropolitan co-creator Darick Robertson has joined Jim Lee’s charity auction, providing a sketch of the radical journalist Spider Jerusalem.
The sketch is currently being auctioned off on eBay, with a current bid of $1,025 at the time of writing. All proceeds from the auction will go toward the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (BINC).
Robertson’s sketch shows Jerusalem reclining in a chair with a lit cigarette in hand. Fans will instantly spot his iconic spectacles and the spider tattoo adorning his dome. Robertson joins artists such as Ivan Reis, J. Scott Campbell, Tony Daniel and Frank Miller, who have all drawn characters from their most iconic works.
Co-created by Robertson and Warren Ellis, Transmetropolitan follows Jerusalem as he attempts to bring down corrupt president Gary Callahan with the help of his “filthy assistants” Yelena Rossini and Channon Yarrow. The series tackles themes of transhumanism, as well as the cyberpunk genre, and has received critical acclaim.
Lee has collaborated with BINC on several initiatives to raise money for comic book shops during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Among these initiatives are a 60-day auction featuring sketches of different DC characters and the #Creators4Comics initiative, which saw creators raising money by auctioning off signed artwork and comics.
Transmetropolitan co-creator Darick Robertson has drawn an illustration of journalist Spider Jerusalem for Jim Lee's charity auction.