I watched a lot of cartoons and movies. I draw incessantly and carry a sketchbook everywhere. I work in animation and self-publish my books. There are monsters in the streets, don't wear red. Mad bulls and monsters hate that color. I still watch cartoons.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Art Blocks for Ghana

Watercolor and Pencil on watercolor board mounted on wood panel.

Been Swamped. Been playing catch up for the last month and headspace is on work most days. A sobering weekend to be sure and it's made me wake up. Also, not seeing my friends from when we used to carpool from the city, separated by three projects over three buildings--yada yada yada. I contributed to this amazing auction with all these amazing artists. Please give this a look.

The Picture Book Project Foundation presents Art Blocks for Ghana – a charity art auction of original works created by top artists within the animation and illustration community to provide boarding and education for orphaned children in Ghana, West Africa. Online art auction coming March 12-20. 2011.

So, you might want to throw in and the best part is that you could end up with amazing original art. But really, even better than that you are helping in the lives of children who really need it.

Bid here.

The great Dice Tsutsumi lead the charge on this effort but also set the bar with this beauty.

Enrico loves Japan so much he can draw a street scene from memory. Check out Enrico's art block

My contribution. Finished over a plane ride back from Argentina.

The Picture Book Project Foundation will also be donating part of the proceeds from Art Blocks auction and events to help in the awareness and support Dice Tsutsumi's efforts and Give2Asia.

Art Blocks for Ghana
Artists Help Japan

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Help Japan

Help Japan by Jerrod Maruyama
Help Japan a photo by Jerrod Maruyama on Flickr.

It is very easy. I just did it and it shows up as an item in your next phone bill. I didn't even have to call or lick a stamp. After all I've seen of the devastation left by the largest earthquake to hit Japan ever--well, it's not much but it's a start. Our thoughts and prayers go out to our friends and colleagues in Japan.


George Takei, Lt. Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the U.S.S. Enterprise tweets: The tsunami's devastating power, chillingly captured. Share this video & give $10. Text REDCROSS to 90999

Lee Unkrich, director of Toy Story 3 talks about this horrific video in his tweet: This is absolutely unbelievable.

For my video game friends, check out Kevin Pereira of G4's "Attack of the show" who took a break from the show to talk about texting help to Japan. Check out the video here.