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Tim Hensley, Richard Sala artwork to benefit Japan
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Tim HensleyRichard Salagood deeds 25 Apr 2011 8:33 AM

Midnight - Richard Sala

Tim Hensley and Richard Sala are among the artists donating artwork to "Kenji's Light of Hope," an online art sale beginning today with 100% of the proceeds being donated to the Igari Music Therapy Research Center, supporting their mission to provide music therapy to individuals with developmental disabilities and the elderly in the quake-stricken area of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. The sale "is dedicated to Kenji, a young man with Down syndrome, who is a keen percussionist at Igari MTRC. Kenji's home was badly flooded during the tsunami, and he was rescued with his family after 3 days. Let's ensure that he's able to play the sound block again on all the samba and Latin tunes that he loves!" Tim has donated original Wally Gropius artwork, and Richard has donated the print "Midnight" pictured above. Two great artists, one wonderful cause!

Help Kickstart Dash Shaw's film The Ruined Cast
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under hooray for Hollywoodgood deedsDash Shaw 12 Apr 2011 8:45 PM

Dash Shaw - The Ruined Cast

You can help Dash Shaw make his animated feature film The Ruined Cast and receive some great pledge gifts (including having your likeness drawn as an "extra" and having a private movie screening with co-producer/filmmaker John Cameron Mitchell if you're a richie-pants) by contributing funds via Kickstarter. Why does Dash need to raise money this way? So he can raise more money. He explains:

"We’re raising the resources to get the project in its best shape to present to production financiers. We’re making a movie that's difficult to compare to another, so the burden of proof is on us to illustrate it first. This takes funding for materials, production space and labor. We’ll be able to acquire the equipment and supplies to start creating elements of the film. As the teaser suggests, the movie will be painstakingly animated by hand — it requires paints for backgrounds, lots and lots of paper, lots of pens, scanners, and cameras to capture 'live' paintings. Your contributions will allow us to lay the groundwork to bring this to life."

Co-producer Howard Gertler says "Whether or not you can contribute, Dash, John, [co-producer] Biljana [Labovic] and I would love for you just to get to know the project better — it's only the beginning of the journey for a visionary film that's been a joy and honor to be working on." The video teaser and much more information can be seen on the Kickstarter page.

Help a brother out
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Original ArtHans Rickheitgood deeds 21 Mar 2011 9:16 PM

The Squirrel Machine original art - Hans Rickheit

If you have the means please consider making a purchase or donation to Hans Rickheit as he searches for a new job after his place of employment shut down. He has plenty of stunning original pages for sale or you can buy a book or even just slide him a few bucks for his acclaimed free webcomic Ectopiary. See all your options listed and linked here. Yep, we're all getting rich off of comics, boy howdy.

Buy Michael Kupperman's friendship (on Twitter) and a portrait of you for charity
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Michael Kuppermangood deeds 10 Mar 2011 12:25 PM

MKupperman Twitter icon

Michael Kupperman (a.k.a. @MKupperman) will follow you on Twitter for 90 days (maybe more if he likes your tweets, I guess), retweet you once, mention you in a tweet, and draw your portrait if you are a) a UK resident and b) the winner of this eBay auction benefitting the UK's great charity organization (or should I say "organisation") Comic Relief. Cor blimey, guv'nor!

Black Eye fundraising
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Stephane BlanquetRobert GoodinPaul HornschemeierOlivier SchrauwenMichael KuppermanMark NewgardenKazjon vermilyeaIvan Brunettigood deedsGlenn HeadBob LevinAl Columbia 2 Feb 2011 5:04 PM

Black Eye

Given my job it is strange for me to suggest that you give another publisher your money. But as a comics fan I really want this awesome-sounding project to get the help it needs and I'd be crazy not to plug it: Ryan Standfest's startup Rotland Press + Comicworks is raising needed funds via Kickstarter for the printing of the new comics anthology BLACK EYE: Graphic Transmissions to Cause Ocular Hypertension and jeezum crow, look at that lineup — that's just mind-boggling:

Stéphane Blanquet (France)
Ivan Brunetti (USA- Chicago)
Lilli Carré (USA- Chicago)
Max Clotfelter (USA- Seattle)
Al Columbia (USA)
Ludovic Debeurme (France)
Olivier Deprez (France)
Nikki DeSautelle (USA- Detroit)
Brecht Evens (Belgium)
Andy Gabrysiak (USA- Detroit)
Robert Goodin (USA- Pasadena)
Dav Guedin (France)
Gnot Guedin (France)
Glenn Head (USA- New York City)
Danny Hellman (USA- New York City)
Paul Hornschemeier (USA- Chicago)
Ian Huebert (USA- San Francisco)
Kaz (USA- Los Angeles)
Michael Kupperman (USA- New York City)
Mats!? (USA- Oakland, CA)
Fanny Michaëlis (France)
James Moore (USA- New York City)
Tom Neely (USA- Los Angeles)
Mark Newgarden (USA- New York City)
Paul Nudd (USA- Chicago)
Onsmith (USA- Chicago)
Emelie Östergren (Sweden)
Paul Paetzel (Germany)
David Paleo (Argentina)
Bruno Richard (France)
Martin Rowson (United Kingdom)
Olivier Schrauwen (Belgium)
Stephen Schudlich (USA- Detroit)
Robert Sikoryak (USA- New York City)
Brecht Vandenbroucke (Belgium)
Wouter Vanhaelemeesch (Belgium)
Jon Vermilyea (USA- New York City)

And original essays by:
-Jeet Heer (Canada), on S. Clay Wilson
-Bob Levin (USA- Berkeley, CA), on The Adventures of Phoebe Zeit-Geist by Michael O’Donoghue and Frank Springer
-Ken Parille (USA- Greenville, NC), on humor in the work of Steve Ditko
-Ryan Standfest (USA- Detroit), on Al Feldstein and “sick” humor at E.C. + interview with Al Feldstein

And a text by:
Roland Topor (France), 100 Good Reasons To Kill Myself Right Now, translated into English for the first time by Edward Gauvin








































Things to See: Ray Fenwick's Unsoluble Miseries, for sale for a good cause
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seeRay Fenwickgood deeds 2 Feb 2011 4:27 PM

http://www.fantagraphics.com/images/flog/mike/201102/full_fenwick.jpg

Bid on this original Ray Fenwick painting and proceeds from the winning sale will benefit the non-profit Struts Gallery in Sackville, New Brunswick.

Will Elder documentary fundraising redux
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Will Eldergood deeds 19 Jan 2011 11:35 AM

Filmmaker Gary VandenBergh is plowing through a revised round of fundraising via Kickstarter to complete Chicken Fat, his in-progress documentary on his late father-in-law Will Elder. As we've previously noted, Gary was a great help to us when we were putting together our book Will Elder: The Mad Playboy of Art, and we've been helping with the documentary by supplying digital images. Gary Groth vouches for VandenBergh as "a generally great guy."

The additional funds will enable the filmmakers to travel to California for more interviews (Hugh Hefner, Joe Dante, Daniel Clowes, William Stout) and to complete the editing.

Pledge gifts include DVDs of the finished film, copies of our Elder books, and more, all the way up to a credit in the film. See the Kickstarter page for much more info on the project.

 

FREE: One Glued Down Corner from Zak Sally
Written by janice headley | Filed under Zak SallyOriginal Artgood deeds 9 Nov 2010 9:16 PM

 

As Eric already reported here on the FLOG, the world recently lost a great man, Sub Pop Records employee Andy Kotowicz.

Our own Zak Sally used to be in a band on that label, Low, and to help raise money for the Andy Kotowicz Family Foundation, he's auctioning off this beautiful original work of art on eBay.  I'll let him explain it:

this is zak sally: what we have here is the original art for a flyer i did while i was in the band Low; copied this image on nice paper and sent it to all the promoters on some long-ass national tour that i can't remember which one now (maybe Songs For a Dead Pilot or Secret Name?). anyway, it's about 11x 17 image area, pen and ink (but you can see the non-repro blue pencil underneath) one corner where i overpasted is coming up but i'll glue that down for FREE. i wanted it to look like wallpaper and it looks like wallpaper but it's not it's a real live drawing. comics fans-- there's some lightly pencilled page on the back of the drawing called "Pig in: Shit." that i have no recollection whatsoever of drawing.

100% of the sale will go to the Andy Kotowicz family fund, so bid often and high.

thanks.
--zak.

You heard the man.

[And thank you, Starfire, for the link... xo]
Help Stephen DeStefano's sick kitty
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Stephen DeStefanogood deedsarbitrary cuteness 8 Nov 2010 8:57 PM

http://www.fantagraphics.com/images/flog/mike/201011/lola-cone.jpg

Stephen DeStefano and his wife Siobhan have announced that he will be selling some comics and animation art and other memorabilia from his animation career on eBay in an effort to defray escalating vet bills as his beloved kitty Lola battles what's looking like cancer.

Having had our own experience with kitty cancer over the past couple of years, Janice and I strongly encourage you to send your support Stephen and Siobhan's way.

Things to See (and Bid On): more Monsters Project auctions for the CBLDF
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Things to seeMiss Lasko-Grossgood deedsBob Fingerman 8 Nov 2010 2:31 PM

sketch - Bob Fingerman

http://www.fantagraphics.com/images/flog/mike/201011/laskogross-monster.jpg

Earlier today we brought you Robert Goodin's artwork which is being sold to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund as part of their Monsters Project auctions; what I failed to notice is that Bob Fingerman and Miss Lasko-Gross have contributed drawings as well. Click the images above to see and bid on the auctions!