Saturday, February 19, 2011

RoboCharity - Artwork Auction

ROBOCOP - To Serve
(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.

Cheers,
Francesco

*Paypal payment only

Artwork © 2011 Francesco Francavilla.

9 comments:

Dean Stell said...

I don't think this will remotely win, but I'll go ahead & bid $100 just to get things started in the right direction. :)

Looney Boy said...

He'll of a cause. $125.

Noshino said...

You mean that I can do good, feel good, AND gets goods?...

Well of course I'll give $200

John Owens said...

Francesco--A huge thanks from all of us at Forgotten Harvest. Please contact me--John Owens at 248-881-9937 or jowens@forgottenharvest.org. We are awarding Ryan Meray with a certificate this coming Wednesday at noon. Would love to conference you in--We hope to attract the press that day.

Francesco Francavilla said...

And we have a winner! Noshino pls email me and I will give you all the details. In addition I am throwing in also a copy of SCHERMOSCURO #1, so you get the artwork AND 2 sketchbooks (extra $40 value) :)

Thanks all, Forgotten Harvest and I really appreciate your generosity :)

Cheers,
Francesco

Francesco Francavilla said...

Noshino, please contact me via email so we can arrange payment/shipping for the artwork and the books. 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 :)

Cheers,
Francesco

Noshino said...

Sorry, I thought this was supposed to go on til next week.

Uh, can't really access the contact page so...

Yahoo Japan Auction said...

An interactive group activity that everyone will enjoy.

Please Visit Me said...

See the Power of Positive thinking within you. Please follow my blog and read interesting posts. God Bless Yourai