From 2009 through 2011, I participated in the Comic Creators for Freedom drive to combat human trafficking, which gathered donations in payment for a special wallpaper illustration created together by over a hundred cartoonists and artists. The drive was quiet last year, but they’ve brought it back around this year, and I’ll be participating again.
As you may have guessed from the picture to the right, the theme this year is “Awkward School Photos.” Does this guy look at all familiar? I’ve drawn Arisa in past years’ projects, but they’ve opened it up to male characters this year, so I’m giving Colin his time to shine (?) Thought I’d share an early pencil sketch before finishing the final artwork.
The donation drive itself will kick off on December 2 (International Abolition Day) at www.comiccreatorsforfreedom.com. The drive will run through Friday, December 14th, so you’ll have nearly two weeks to support Love 146–a charity that works to end and care for the victims of child enslavement and abuse.
Keep an eye out for updates! In the meantime, take some time to appreciate that your childhood school photos aren’t on the Internet. (Or are they?)