Monday, December 12, 2011

Curls in Comic Creators for Freedom 2012

In January, I'll be taking part in a fundraiser event called Comic Creators for Freedom: Fighting Together to End Human Trafficking. (You may remember this organization for the past two years as Comic Creators Alliance, but they have since changed names as to not be confused with AOL's Comics Alliance.)

We’re a group of Comic Book Creators, who have come together, volunteering our artistic talents to raise money for the purpose of ending human trafficking in the world. Each comic creator who participates contributes an original drawing of one of their female characters. We compile all of these images into one single wallpaper, available for download when people donate to the cause! The hope is that readers will be excited to participate in our donations drive, and that the wallpaper will be used to generate interest in the project. All of your favorite characters on one screen!

This year's theme is Epic Snowball Fight, as you can see in the image above, my character, Curls, is prepared to fight! We hope you are able to donate January 9-20, 2012 to receive the complete downloadable wallpaper. Want to participate? Find out what you need to do to get involved here!

The Problem:
There are currently 27 million enslaved people worldwide -- more than double the number of enslaved Africans during the trans-Atlantic slave trade. UNICEF estimates that 1.2 million children every year are sold into slavery, most of it sexual. The US Department of Justice estimates 16,000 victims of human trafficking are brought into the United States every year.

Here is the art for 2011 and 2010:

Stay tuned for more information during our January 9-20, 2012 donation drive. I'm excited to see the complete wallpaper!

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