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Just a quick reminder that today, Jan. 20th, is the last day for donations to the 2012 Comic Creators for Freedom drive. Please consider donating a bit to help fight human trafficking (visit here to donate: comiccreatorsforfreedom.com). Donors receive a collaborative thank you wallpaper image drawn by over 100 individual comic artists (myself included). Thank you!

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?)

Starting today, Dec. 2–selected because it’s Internal Abolition Day–and running through the 14th, you can make a donation to Love146 and, in return, get a downloadable wallpaper created by 167 comic artists from around the Web. Love146 is an organization dedicated to stopping the spread, and caring for the victims, of human trafficking. Please click here to donate at the Love146 site, and click here to learn more about Comic Creators for Freedom, the organization run by Lora Innes and Crystal Yates to put this effort together.

Once you have the wallpaper, you can play Spot the Mullet. (Did I mention “awkward school photos” is the theme?) Here’s a scorecard:
5 points for every mullet
2 points for every hideous sweater
1 point for every fluffed-up hairdo
1 point for every pair of nerd glasses

Enjoy ;) and thank you!

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