Following on the heels of my post about Robots & Monsters yesterday, I have another good cause to alert you to … hey, I need the karma points. Artist Ted Mathot points to events this weekend that benefit the nonprofit Emergency USA, which sponsors humanitarian projects, liking building hospitals, in war-torn places like Afghanistan, Cambodia, Sudan, Sierra Leone and Iraq.
The first is SketchCrawl, a drawing marathon where artists ask for donations and do what they do so well, draw:
We are asking to each one of you around the world who would like to participate to the SketchCrawl to raise $100 in donations. And to do so, most of us will need some sponsors. So here is a sponsor form for download. The idea is to get a few friends, colleagues or family members to sponsor your sketchcrawl by making a check to Emergency. Then you can mail directly all the checks you have gathered and your sponsor form to Emergency. The donators will get a write off if in the US or Italy.
Several groups are starting to get organized on the forums. Come around and take a look and let us know where you’ll be crawling! Ronnie del Carmen and I will be meeting artists in San Francisco, at the Ferry Building at 11:00am (in front of Peet’s coffee).
Also in San Francisco this weekend will be an art auction to raise money for Emergency USA:
where: Maverix Studios (1717 17th Street, SF)
when: 5pm to 9pm
how: silent bidding, Final bids at 7:30pm.
We will also have a benefit raffle with special prices.
A few of the confirmed artists:
Steve Purcell (author of Sam and Max)
Rhode Montijo (author of Pablo’s inferno and Cloud Boy
Pierre Alary (author of Belladonne)
Dice Tsutsumi (contributor to Out of Picture)
Ted Mathot (author of Rose and Isabel)
Jamie Baker (author of Rocket Rabbit)
Ronnie del Carmen (Paper Biscuit)
Bill Presing (author of Rex Steele Nazi smasher)
Scott Morse (author of Noble Boy, Soulwind, The Barefoot Serpent and more)
and many more are joining in this effort, we’ll keep you updated on this growing list of great artists.
This is going to be quite a night at Maverix Studios. Great art on the walls, a chance to own wonderful pieces of work from some of your favorite artists and all at once, with your purchase, donate money to a worthy humanitarian and peaceful cause !!
Check out some of the pieces that will be up for auction over at the Maverix Studios blog.