Most recent press release dated 7/27/2003  

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Contact: Don or Rebecca Perlin, (904) 287-9621,






Jacksonville, FL. for immediate release – Artists of Marvin, Spiderman, Ghost Rider, Batman, Ironman, Spy vs. Spy, and many other favorite comic & cartoon heroes, will again help fight Tourette Syndrome on October 9, 2004 at a fun-filled fund raising event.


The Second Annual Cavalcade of Comics Fund Raiser will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2004 at Julington Creek Elementary, 2316 Racetrack Road, Jacksonvile, FL, from 11:00 am to 4:00 PM.  All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) for research.


Special guests for this event include world-famous, award winning artists:


            Tom Armstrong (creator & artist, MARVIN)

             John Beattie (comics artist)

             Don (Duck) Edwing (artist & writer, MAD Magazine)

             Dick Giordano (artist, Batman – DC Comics)

             Ed Hall (political cartoonist)

             Bob Layton (artist, writer, publisher – Marvel, Acclaim & Future Comics)

             Don Perlin (artist, Marvel & Acclaim Comics)

             Howard Perlin (artist, caricatures & storyboards)

             Alex Saviuk (artist, Spiderman – Marvel)

             Jason Sobol (comics artist & writer)

             Plus many others


The event will include an auction of original rare comic and cartoon art drawn by their well-known respective artists.  Guest artists will sign autographs, do drawings and speak about their work.  Local comic and cartoon artist, Don Perlin said:  “All the artists are happy to participate in this event.  We all hope to surpass last year’s successful fund raiser.  Our goal is to raise public awareness and help generate much needed research funds.”


Music, entertainment, raffles, door prizes, and many other exciting events are also planned and will be announced on our web site


This gala event will be Jacksonville’s only major live fund raising event for Tourette Syndrome this year and the second such event for TS ever held in Jacksonville!



About Tourette Syndrome  

Tourette Syndrome is a neurobiological disorder characterized by involuntary rapid sudden movements (tics) that occur repeatedly and with varying severity.  It affects about 200,000 children and adults in the USA (all races and ethnic groups).  TSA is the only nationwide voluntary health organization dedicated to identifying the cause, finding the cure, and controlling the effects of this disorder.



For more information about this event, call Don or Rebecca Perlin at (904) 287-9621, or visit