Monsters vs Madness: A benefit auction for Planned Parenthood

Local pop culture expert takes a stand

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Photo credit: Courtesy Monsters vs Madness
PAINTED HORRORS: Sir Richard Taylor (left) and Dwayne Pinkney's 'Mummy' (right).
During the month of November, fans around the world will have a chance to bid on one-of-a-kind painted figures of the most famous movie monsters ever in an online auction to benefit Planned Parenthood. The Monsters vs Madness auction is the brainchild of author, pop culture expert, producer and co-chair of the Atlanta Monsterama fan convention Anthony Taylor. Last summer, dismayed by the Supreme Court decision in the Dobbs case, Taylor decided to do something to help correct this overstep from the court. "I've decided that expressing my dissent of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade by preaching to the choir on social media isn't enough, so I've organized a benefit auction to support Planned Parenthood. I'll be auctioning off movie monster figurines hand-painted by some amazing artists! All funds raised will benefit Planned Parenthood to help them support sane reproductive rights,” say Taylor. The figures are newly produced using original Marx Toy Company molds from the 1960’s, and are being painted all over the world by a dazzling array of notable artists including Richard Taylor of Weta Workshop, Don Maitz, Howard Berger from KNB Effects, Chris Walas, Mitch O'Connell, David J. Skal, Steve Wang, Joseph Michael Linsner, Kirk Thatcher, Ed Repka, Bob Eggleton, David Fisher, Kerry Gammill, and many more (for a full list of contributors, go to the website). Creators from the world of movies, television, comics, literature and more are donating their efforts to raise funds and awareness to help Planned Parenthood, an organization that provides healthcare and advocates for reproductive rights and practices. —CL— Bidders must register at the Auction Page where you may also view the auction catalog, learn more about the cause, and make a direct donation. Bidding begins at midnight Eastern time Friday, November 11, 2022, and ends Sunday, November 27, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. Eastern time.