NEW:ARTIST SIGNING TIMES ANNOUNCED!
12noon-3pm: Bobby Chiu, Jeff Lemire, Jim Zubkavich, Joe Ng, Kei Acedera, Ken Lashley, Marcio Takara, Michael Cho, Svetlana Chmakova
3pm-6pm: Alex Milne, Alvin Lee, Brian McLachlan, Eric Kim, Eric Vedder, Joe Ng, Julie Faulkner, Ken Lashley, Michael Cho, Ray Fawkes, Svetlana Chmakova
6pm-9pm: Agnes Garbowska, Alvin Lee, Bobby Chiu, Brian McLachlan, Chip Zdarsky/Steve Murray, Dale Keown, Eric Vedder, Francis Manapul, Jason Bradshaw, Jim Zubkavich, Julie Faulkner, Kagan McLeod, Kalman Andrasofszky, Kei Acedera, Marcus To, Ramon Perez, Stuart Immonen
9pm-12midnight: Chip Zdarsky/Steve Murray, Dale Keown, Kagan McLeod, Kalman Andrasofszky
Silent Auction Ends at 8PM
Kalman Andrasofszky [X-23] – 6-9pm, 9-12 midnight
Jason Bradshaw[Boredom Pays] – 6-9pm
Bobby Chiu [Alice In Wonderland] – 12-3pm, 6-9pm
Svetlana Chmakova[Nightschool, Dramacon] – 12pm-3pm, 3pm-6pm
Michael Cho [Various] – 12-3pm, 3-6pm
Julie Faulkner [Promises Press] – 3-6pm, 6-9pm
Ray Fawkes [Possessions] – 3-6pm
Agnes Garbowska [Girl Comics, Marvel Comics] – 6-9pm
Scott Hepburn [Star Wars] – TBD
Stuart Immonen [Fear Itself] – 6-9pm
Dale Keown [Pitt] – 6-9pm, 9-12midnight
Eric Kim [Oni Press] – 3-6pm
Ken Lashley [Black Panther] – 12-3pm, 3-6pm
Alvin Lee [Street Fighter, Marvel Vs. Capcom] – 3-6pm, 9-12midnight
Jeff Lemire [Sweet Tooth] – 12-3pm
Francis Manapul [The Flash] – 6-9pm
Brian McLachlan [Princess Planet] – 3pm-6pm, 6pm-9pm
Kagan Mcleod [Infinite Kung-Fu] – 6-9pm, 9-12 midnight
Alex Milne[Transformers] – 3pm-6pm
Joe Ng [Street Fighter] – 12-3pm, 3-6pm
Ramon Perez [Captain America] – 6-9pm
Marcio Takara [The Incredibles] – 12pm-3pm
Marcus To [Red Robin] – 6-9pm
Eric Vedder [Darkstalkers] – 3-6pm, 6-9pm
Chip Zdarsky [Prison Funnies] – 6-9pm, 9-12midnight
Jim Zub [Skullkickers] – 12-3pm, 6-9pm
TORONTO—Toronto’s Illustration and Artistic Community comes together on April 17th in a 12 hour art-event at Revival. The unique event will raise money to aid relief efforts in Japan following the devastating recent earthquake and tsunami there. Spearheaded by a consortium of Toronto illustration studios, the Artists Help Japan: Toronto event is the local iteration of a charity movement begun by Pixar Art Director Dice Tsutsumi. The Toronto edition will feature live art shows, a silent auction, and dozens of artists and illustrators selling commissioned drawings, with all proceeds benefiting the Canadian Red Cross.
“As artists we are tremendously inspired by Japan and Japanese culture,” says Bobby Chiu, the illustrator, teacher and founder of Toronto’s Imaginism studios behind the Artists Help Japan: Toronto event. “We were all personally affected by the quake, tsunami, and resulting damage. It is important to give back for all that Japan has given us, and we can think of no better way to do so than with our art.”
Artists Help Japan: Toronto will feature more than 24 artists and illustrators from the Greater Toronto Area creating original drawings for 12 hours! This is an unprecedented opportunity for the general public to commission an original drawing from a professional artist and watch its creation in process; the artist’s fee will be donated entirely to the Canadian Red Cross.
– Dozens more cartoonists will donate original art, books, and other rare items to be featured in a silent-auction on-site at Revival Bar.
– Live art demonstrations from Toronto Illustrators on stage, with the final pieces to be auctioned off live at the event
– $1 from the sale of every drink at Revival Bar will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross.
Admission to the ARTISTS HELP JAPAN: TORONTO event is free, and all ages are welcome. The event will run from 12 Noon to 12 Midnight.
Artists Help Japan is a charity movement initiated by Dice Tsutsumi, an art director at Pixar Animation Studios, who was also behind 2008 Totoro Forest Project to help preserve Sayama Forest in Japan and Sketchtravel Project, to gather the force of communities of artists and creative minds around the world. We believe artists have special roles to contribute to the society. http://artistshelpjapan.blogspot.com/
Artists Help Japan: Toronto is spearheaded by Imaginism Studios President and illustrator Bobby Chiu, who was contacted by Dice Tsutsumi to run the Toronto event. Working with Illustrator Alvin Lee, Udon Entertainment CEO Erik Ko, writer/artist Jim Zubkavich, and Christopher Butcher of Toronto comic book store The Beguiling and the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, the team hopes to bring together Toronto’s diverse and exciting artistic community to engage the public in an unprecedented fundraising endeavour.
All proceeds from Artists Help Japan: Toronto will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross, specifically earmarked to aid in Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief. http://www.redcross.ca/
Revival Bar has been entertaining guests, visitors and fans as a premium event space since 2002. Revival has generously donated the use of their main space for the Artists Help Japan: Toronto event, and will be donating $1 from the cost of every drink to the fundraising efforts.http://www.revivalbar.com/
– Chris @ The Beguiling