Our friends at the National Cartoonist Society are sending out a call to all cartoonists: They will be hosting a special fundraiser in November to help those affected by all the hurricanes this year, and are asking for donations of original or signed art for auction. Here are the details:
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This is a reminder and an update on our NCS/National Cartoonist Society Foundation auction to raise money to aid victims of the recent hurricanes, especially those victims in desperate need in Puerto Rico.
We have partnered with our friends at Heritage Auctions, the industry leaders in this field, to create a special auction that will run for one week from November 23.
All proceeds from the auction will be sent to Direct Relief, a charity that specializes in providing humanitarian aid to victims of natural disasters. Direct Relief’s work earns wide recognition from independent charity evaluators, including a 100% fundraising efficiency rating from Forbes, the No.1 spot on Charity Navigator’s list of the “10 Best Charities Everyone’s Heard Of,” and inclusion in Fast Company’s list of “the world’s most innovative nonprofits.” We feel confident that this organization will make the best use of the money we raise.
We are asking EVERY NCS member and EVERY professional artist to participate, not just the syndicated community.
If you are a cartoonist, whether you create a strip, a panel or an editorial cartoon, please consider donating the art that runs on Thursday, November 23 to the "NCS Thanks & Giving Auction." You can include a tagline message that reads something like:
To benefit victims of the recent natural disasters, this original artwork is up for auction at www.HA.com/NCS
We recognize that many of us have now switched to creating our art in a digital fashion, so we are asking that either:
a) You consider creating an original piece of art once more (we KNOW you haven't forgotten how to draw with pen and paper!)
b) or please raid your archives to find a suitable piece to donate to the auction. (You can amend the tagline to read something like: Please visit the NCS auction at www.HA.com/NCS to bid on an original [name] cartoon to benefit disaster victims.)
If your work doesn't run in syndication, we still want your help and participation!
We're asking you to dig deep into your flat files for a valuable comic strip, illustration, or comic book page and donate it to the NCS disaster relief art auction. If you don't have a great piece of published art, draw or paint something new and sensational! If you don't have time to work up a modern masterpiece ... or you are an NCS non-artist associate member ... please dig out something by another great artist from your original art collection.
Please send your original art to Bill Morrison and he will send the collected pieces to Heritage.
Bill’s address is:
786 Twillin Ct.
Simi Valley, CA
ALSO, please send a scan of your donation to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can use it to promote the auction.
Please don’t put this off! We really need everyone to pitch in and make this our most successful charity effort ever! Let’s all come together and use our unique gifts and talents to benefit those who really need our help right now!
National Cartoonist Society
National Cartoonist Society Foundation