Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Comics & Art Community Stand Up for Japan

By Rob Dobi

As Japan deals with the aftermath of the devastating earthquake, tsunami, and now the threat of a nuclear meltdown, individuals, organizations, and charities have been mobilizing all over the world to help get relief to the people whose lives have been turned upside down by this tragedy. Given what a strong influence the Japanese art and comics industries has been on the world, artists from the communities have been creating beautiful pieces and events to show their support and help get aid to Japan. I came across this great article for the Comics Alliance about this. They will be constantly updating the article as more creators get involved. Here are a few of the amazing works available. Check out the Comics Alliance article for more information about purchasing any of the pieces.

By Linda Yuki Nakanishi

 By Anthony Brian Villafuerte RN aka zerobriant

By Aoiro Studio

Without Japan, we wouldn't have Nintendo, anime, Godzilla, Ken Watanabe, sushi or so many other awesome contributions. Anything you can do to help, no matter how small, will make a difference. And in this case, you would be getting phenomenal art. Do what you can.