Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Help the Hodges charity auction!

I was honored to be asked to donate to this incredible auction -- just look at the artists involved!

Chad Frye, the most well connected person I know, has gathered the greatest artists in the fields of illustration, animation, and cartooning to donate works to Help the Hodges.

The list of names is simply staggering -- everyone from Glen Keane to Peter de Sève to Drew Struzan, it's everyone awesome you've ever heard of. I hope you'll take a minute to look.

All proceeds go to the Hodge family. From the site,

On August 22, 2009 Matthew Hodge, the 17-year-old son of former Disney story artist and Big Idea productions director Tim Hodge, was in a serious auto accident. A train struck his car at 50mph as he was crossing the tracks. While Matt suffered neither broken bones nor any internal organ damage, he did receive severe head trauma causing him to remain in a state of coma today. Matt is a high school senior, a straight A student, and a drummer in his state championship marching band.

Being self-employed, the Hodge family has short term medical insurance that will not fully cover all of their bills. Additionally, with the care they are giving Matt, full-time work is not possible for Tim right now. This loving family is relying on their faith and the love of family and friends for their survival. This is a tragic accident that will forever affect their lives as the road to recovery for Matt may be a long one.

In an effort to help the Hodge family, the National Cartoonists Society Foundation is getting involved by hosting a fund-raising auction to be held on eBay. The NCSF is a fully licensed 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that not only helps fund educational endeavors for cartooning, but is there to help cartoonists in dire circumstances like the Hodges.

Here is my piece, already up for auction. It ends in four days so if you want it, you better move!

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Chad is updating the eBay auction every Thursday, as I understand it, so there's more and more going up each week.

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Be sure to check the Help the Hodges site to see what coming up for auction next!

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