Sunday, September 25, 2005

Just 1 Page #4 & Draw The World Together

Overlapping with the end of the Just 1 Page #3 auctions will be this project, which deserves everyone's support !

The aim:
To create a body of work that expresses who we are as a comics community and by doing that raise funds for the children in the world who will probably never have the opportunity to grow up in the comics world that inspired us as children and enabled us to express that as adults. A way of uniting the whole global comics community in a virtual event that will raise funds for those children less fortunate than ourselves.

The Structure:
There will be two simultaneous virtual events that will coincide at a given time. One will go out to the creative community with a request for artists (and possibly writers) to produce a piece of work. That piece of work will then be emailed back to me where it will be placed on a website. The original plus 5 signed copies will be posted to me. The other part will be a viral email campaign that will go out to the fan community. This will be to raise awareness of the project in hand and to spread the word/create a buzz. Online newsgroups and websites will publicise the project. These two campaigns will then align with two events:
On Monday 26th September pieces of work submitted will start to appear on the 'Draw the World Together' website where it will be available to view by way of potential viewers making a donation to a given charity.
On Monday 17th October a one week auction will begin (through eBay) of all the pieces of original artwork and the 5 signed copies. All funds will again go to the given charity. All news and results will be available on the site in the last week of October.

The Charity:
The designated charity for this global event is EveryChild. EveryChild is an international development charity that works with the most vulnerable and marginalised children in many of the world's poorest countries to enable them to grow up free from disease, poverty and exploitation as valued individuals within strong communities.
EveryChild. Registered charity: #1089879

The theme might well be confused with the Just 1 Page #4 one of "ANY COMIC CHARACTER, ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD", should I change it ? I didn't intend to play up the football connection that I mentioned previously, but do you think I should ?
Will that put anyone off ?


Baz said...

Hi ade,

i'd like to contribute art to both charities. when do you need art for?

(engine comics)

Adrian said...

Hiya Baz

the official launch of Just 1 Page 4 will be at Brighton.

The football theme should be taken with a pinch of loose interpretation.

But any comics character anywhere in the world allows us (for example) to represent Germany, who probably host the world cup this time or something with The Red Skull ...

as well as tributes to classic footy comics such as Bobby of the Blues, Jack of United, Roy of the Rovers and Hotshot Hamish - the list goes on !

Not to mention that Ronaldinho looks like Plug.