Every year, the wonderful Child’s Play charity created by the venerable denizens of Penny-Arcade raises MILLIONS of dollars to give games and cash to children’s hospitals around the world. Every bit of it brings joy to children who are bound to hospitals some or all of the time.
On February 16th, 2012 at 9PM PST (midnight EST), the bidding on the Solid Saints items begins (It ends on Feb 19). Solid Saints is a charity collection group that was started on the Penny-Arcade forums, and has since grown out of it and is now a stand-alone entity with strong ties to the PA community. A lot of the items this year are art-oriented, but there are special items like pies/cookies/knitted things, but there is even an official, sold-out Mass Effect 3 hoodie straight from them, signed by the Mass Effect 3 team (Well, it said “if you want it signed, but come on. Of course you do). Even the wonderful Nedroid is in on the action.
So, that’s where I come in. I’m offering a custom digital comic or digital illustration of your choice. Here is the description straight from the Solid Saints page.
A custom digital comic OR digital illustration of your choice. The comic idea can be as obscure as “do something with dogs” or as complex as a panel-to-panel joke you’ve fully written out. You can use the “Whomp!” characters, characters of your own, or I can create all new characters for your comic. The idea for the comic should be at least bit tasteful (nothing offensive or hateful to any group of people, and nothing pornographic).
If you instead choose the digital illustration of my fairly cartoony style, it can be of anything of your choosing (other than the offensive/pornographic parameters outlined above). It can be something like your favorite cartoon or video game characters together, or a cartoony caricature of your family or pets. Really anything you like.
Both the digital comic and digital illustration will be a single 11″x14″ page, and you will be provided with a high-resolution Photoshop file suitable for professional printing.
So that’s it! Your own digital comic or illustration from the “Whomp!” guy. If you have your own webcomic, it’s the perfect opportunity to get a guest comic by me, or just fan art of your characters. The sky is the limit! (if the sky were 11″x14″x400DPI)
You all know what my comics look like, but here are a few drawings I’ve done recently that kind of outline my level of skill. (None of these have backgrounds, but yours will.)
(Click here to go to the auction if you missed the link before.)