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We hope you’re having a nice start to 2014, which, if the events portrayed in Pacific Rim hold true, should see our first ever kaiju emerge from the sea and begin stomping around. That’ll be fun. In the meantime, we’re running our annual charity art auction again, selling off some amazing pieces of original comic art, produced at last year’s Thought Bubble convention, with all proceeds going to The Barnardo’s Charity!
Last year, at Thought Bubble 2013′s convention, we ran our regular sketching spotlight event, where 8 wonderful artists came up on stage and had a chat with Peter Doherty about their craft while drawing live for our awesome audience. Because comic artists are a uniformly shining example of human bean, they all agreed to let us auction off the sketches they produced, and donate all the proceeds to The Barnardo’s Charity. We’d like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to all those wonderful ladies and gents for this kindness, and (with your help) we hope to be able to raise a lot of money for a great cause.
You can see a preview of all the pieces below (click to embiggen), with full details of the sketches underneath, as well as a link to the individual items’ listing pages. The auction will take place on eBay and will run for 10 days from 10am Monday 27th January until 10am on Thursday 6th February, with bidding open to people worldwide. We’d really appreciate it if as many as you could spread the word as possible, so we can raise a whole bunch of money, and find some new homes for some wonderful artwork!
Individual pieces up for auction include:
(all artwork A4 in size, full information available on individual item listing pages, live from 10am – Monday 27th January 2014 via http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/thoughtbubblefestival worldwide shipping available)
by Annie Wu, pencil and ink on paper, November 2013
by Declan Shalvey, pencil and ink on paper, November 2013
by Fábio Moon, pencil and watercolours on paper, November 2013
by Fiona Staples, pencil and ink on paper, November 2013
by Gabriel Bá, pencil and ink on paper, November 2013
by Joe Quinones, pencil and ink on paper, November 2013
by Meredith Gran, pencil and ink on paper, November 2013
by Ming Doyle, pencil and watercolours on paper, November 2013
There’s some amazing art up for grabs, so be sure to check back here on Monday when we’ll update all the above with direct links to each auction, and you can put in your bid!
Special thanks to Peter Doherty for all his help, and Jip and all our technical volunteers for making this possible.
We’ll be back soon with the first round of 2014 festival updates, but for live up-to-the-minute news, follow us on twitter (@thoughtbubbleuk), or like us on Facebook.
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