Official Press release
Cartoonist and all-around swell guy Tom Beland (True Story, Swear To God) will be at the Cartoon Art Museum this Saturday, June 7, from 11am to 5pm as CAM's Cartoonist-In-Residence. While he's here (visiting all the way from Puerto Rico), he'll be selling sketches to raise money for Josh Medors, a professional comic book artist who's been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. I'm sure that most artists can sympathize, but Josh's medical insurance is not comprehensive enough to deal with the mounting bills that are piling up, so Tom Beland (and many, many additional talented artists) are rallying behind him in an effort to raise some much-needed money. All proceeds from this weekend's Sketch-A-Thon will go to Josh Medors' cancer fund.
More information about the event can be found here:
If you are in the area and would like to donate artwork for the day-long silent auction (any items not sold on Saturday will carry over to the next fundraising event) or, better yet, you'd like to donate your time and join Tom at the drawing table, please drop me a line. If you can't get a hold of me, check in with firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the fundraiser and how you can help.
Most importantly, please help us to spread the word about this event. We want to raise as much money as possible for Josh, and the best way to do that is to get a lot of people to visit the museum on Saturday and buy artwork. A donation as small as $5 will get you a sketch from a professional cartoonistï¿½"not too shabby. The event will be held in the Cartoon Art Museum's lobby area, too, so please let visitors know that they don't have to pay admission to our galleries to take part in the event.