Saturday, February 19, 2011
RoboCharity - Artwork Auction
(click on the above image for larger view)
--- Edit: Noshino is the winner of the auction
Noshino, please contact me via email so we can arrange payment/shipping for the artwork and the book. If you have trouble contacting me via my website, please leave a note here and we will figure out a way.
Thanks again for bidding on the artwork, the folks at Forgotten Harvest and I really appreciate it :) ---
By now most everyone knows that earlier this week, a group of folks managed to raise $50,000 to build a Robocop statue in Detroit. That's a pretty cool idea--I mean, who doesn't love Robocop? Besides, maybe it could help with tourism in Detroit or something.
Anyway, the event got some other folks on twitter talking, especially good friend and comics creator Ron Marz [@ronmarz] and Book of Eli scribe Gary Whitta [@garywhitta]. After much debate, they both decided to each donate to a fantastic Detroit charity, Forgotten Harvest [@ForgottnHarvest]. Thus, RoboCharity [@RoboCharity] was born. So far, Forgotten Harvest's donations are up 10-fold, but that isn't enough to meet the need. I've donated too but I'd like to do more and have some fun in the process.
Those of you who know me know that my wife and I are both avid organic gardeners and are big believers and supporters of making fresh, nutritious food available for everyone. Forgotten Harvest rescues surplus, prepared, and perishable food from grocery stores, restaurants, and farmers, then donates that would otherwise go to waste to local agencies like soup kitchens, homeless and domestic shelters, senior citizens, and more.
Inspired by the topic and events, I did this sketch of RoboCop doing what he does best -- protecting and serving the citizens of Detroit! I plan to auction off the sketch in the next week and donate the proceeds to Forgotten Harvest. I'm counting on you guys to come through and help provide some nutritious food to some folks who could use our help.
I don't have an eBay account (I know--I'm so last century), so I plan to just have an informal auction here on my blog.
Here's how it'll work:
I've posted the art here on the blog.
If you're interested, please type your bid in the comments feature. Bidding starts at $50 and goes up in $5 increments. Bidding will end at 6pm EST (that's 3pm for the west-coasters) on Sunday, Feb. 27.
-- BIDDING ENDED! --
Highest bidder* gets the art and the money raised goes straight to Forbidden Harvest.
I'm also covering the shipping cost for the winner and throwing in a signed copy of my limited edt sketchbook CHIAROSCURO Vol.1.
Original artwork in on 9x12" bristol board.
$50 is enough to buy 250 meals, so the more you bid, the more we can all help. This is a great chance to donate to a needy cause and get some nice art in the process.
*Paypal payment only
Artwork © 2011 Francesco Francavilla.