Viz to release digital art anthology to benefit Japanese disaster recovery

Viz Media will release Art for Hope, a digital art book anthology that benefits Architecture for Humanity's ongoing disaster reconstruction efforts in Japan, on Dec. 1 through VIZManga.com and the Viz Manga app for the various Apple devices. The art book, which will be available until May 31, contains contributions from 40 artists from around the world, including Chew co-creator Rob Guillory, Long Tail Kitty and Mr. Elephanter creator Lark Pien, muralist Sirron Norris and Skullkickers co-creator Jim Zubkavich.

According to the press release, each of the 40 artists participating in the anthology used Autodesk SketchBook digital paint and drawing software applications in some way to create original pieces for the anthology. Selections from it will also be exhibited at the Autodesk annual user conference, Autodesk University, taking place at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1. Access to the exhibit is free to the public.

You can find a list of all the contributors after the jump.

Janet AlvaradoAsuka 111 (Patipat Asavasena) Azure Greg Baldwin of CreatureBox Alan Bay Drew Blom Steve Boura Carsten Bradley Matthew Britton Veronica Casson Geikou Chen Gemma Correll Kalii Delarosa Conrado Hernan Villa Gil Dave Guertin Rob Guillory Rodolpho Langhi C. Lijewski Chris Lui Holly Mongi Jorge Monlongo Brian Muelhaupt Shaun Mullen Susan Murtaugh Ray N. Joe Ng Sirron Norris Jacques Pena Luis Peso Lark Pien Kyle Runciman Francesco Salvati Janet Shaw Brad Silverman Joseph Strachan James Turner Colie Wertz Pinar Yalcin John Yandall Jim Zub

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