When artists aren’t starving themselves, they like to help out others. Our friends over at Locust Moon Comics are hosting an event from Independent Artists for Charity to help benefit the Philadelphia chapter of Jumpstart.
Independent Artists for Charity is a new organization aimed at helping independent artists get their name out and about town while at the same time providing some much needed donations to a variety of local charities. They do this by hosting events to auction off donated pieces of artwork. Their inaugural event at Locust Moon is sure to kick off a series of successful charity auctions around the city.
Jumpstart is a nationwide organization that trains college students to help teach younger children the basics of reading, writing, and many other life skills. Since 1993, Jumpstart has trained over 28,000 college students to help out the young ones in their communities and help them get a head start on being successful little geeks. The Philadelphia chapter of Jumpstart is located up at Temple University in case you want to donate some time or money to a worthwhile organization.
Independent Artists for Charity’s inaugural event will be hosted at Locust Moon Comics from 7pm-11pm on April 4th. While there, you’ll be able to enjoy some refreshing artwork that you can take home with you. It is a win/win, you take home a bit of brilliant artwork while at the same time donating to a charity that could help bring in a whole new generation of comic book readers and creators.
Artists, if you’re interested in donating some of your artwork to this worthwhile cause, then check out the submissions page. Submissions are only accepted until one week before the event so you don’t have much time left!
Do it for the kids. Do it for the artists. Do it for reading!