I, along with the rest of the world, was quite shocked and saddened to hear about the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that have devastated Japan. In a generous effort to help out, children’s author Greg Fishbone has gathered children’s and YA authors and illustrators for a benefit auction called Kidlit4Japan.
I have contributed a “My Sister the Freak / Frosty the Gourdman Book and Art Pack” for the cause. It will go up for auction later this week, tentatively Thursday morning (check the Kidlit4Japan website for schedule updates). The auction will last about a week. Here is what is included:
1 signed copy of My Sister, the Freak Issue 1
1 signed copy of My Sister, the Freak Issue 2
1 signed copy of the Frosty the Gourdman book
2 full-color original painted sketch cards featuring Frosty the Gourdman characters
1 original pencilled page from Frosty the Gourdman
1 original inked page from Frosty the Gourdman
The whole pack is worth around $170, but I will happily send this pack to the winner regardless if the winning bid reaches this amount or not. If you are interested in the pack, please take a moment and bid any amount that you can once the auction goes up.
You can also take a look at all the other Kidlit4Japan auctions to see if there is something else you might be interested in. There are authors, illustrators, editors, and agents offering things like signed books, manuscript critiques, original art, and even the chance to have a character named after you in a book! New auctions will be going up every day by the hour for the next 2 or 3 weeks, starting today. Be sure to check them out.