With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

ACF 1257: ART FOR HOPE digital art anthology coming in December

Love © 2011 Jacques Pena

VIZ MEDIA TO RELEASE ART FOR HOPE 
DIGITAL ART ANTHOLOGY IN DECEMBER

Innovative Art Book Created In Partnership With Autodesk
To Benefit Japanese Disaster Recovery; Exhibit Of Artwork
Also Takes Place In Las Vegas At Autodesk University

VIZ Media has announced the upcoming debut of ART FOR HOPE, a limited edition digital art book anthology created in partnership with Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) to benefit Architecture for Humanity. The anthology will be available for a limited time, from December 1, 2011 to May 31, 2012, for $4.99 through VIZManga.com and the VIZ Manga App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. 100% of VIZ Media’s net proceeds will support Architecture for Humanity’s ongoing disaster reconstruction efforts in Japan. To learn more about these rebuilding projects, please visit: www.ArchitectureForHumanity.org.

Each of the 40 artists participating in the ART FOR HOPE anthology used Autodesk SketchBook digital paint and drawing software applications in some way to create original pieces for the anthology. The artists, both professional and amateur, hail from around the world and from diverse fields, and range in style from the realistic to the fantastic, each illustrating the theme of “Hope.” Notable contributors include Eisner Award and Harvey Award winner Rob Guillory, Harvey Award winner Lark Pien, muralist Sirron Norris, and MAMESHIBA artists Jorge Monlongo and Gemma Corell.

First Flight © 2011 Dave Guertin

Selections from ART FOR HOPE will also be exhibited at the Autodesk annual user conference, Autodesk University, taking place at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, NV from November 29th to December 1st Access to the exhibit is free to the public within the Creative Studio a unique hands-on space to celebrate the creative spirit and showcasing a variety of Autodesk software and products. More information on the exhibit and conference is available at: http://www.sketchbooknews.com/news/creative-studio-art-exhibit.html.

The following artists contributed to the ART FOR HOPE digital art anthology:

Janet Alvarado                                 Don’t Lose Hope
Asuka 111 (Patipat Asavasena)       Hope
Azure                                               Untitled
Greg Baldwin of CreatureBox         Sheltered
Alan Bay                                          A Little Piece of Hope
Drew Blom                                      Calvin Hedge and the Iron Golem
Steve Boura                                     Bright Future
Carsten Bradley                               A Wish for You
Matthew Britton                                Regrowth
Veronica Casson                              The Guest Room
Geikou Chen                                    Rainbow Bridge to Tomorrow
Gemma Correll                                Pierre, le Chat Français
Kalii Delarosa                                  The Rainbow in the Rain
Conrado Hernan Villa Gil                Untitled
Dave Guertin                                   First Flight
Rob Guillory                                    Hope
Rodolpho Langhi                             A New Sunrise
C. Lijewski                                       Light Side of Dark
Chris Lui                                          Birds of a Feather
Holly Mongi                                     Good Morning, Friend
Jorge Monlongo                              The Sprout and the Bean
Brian Muelhaupt                              Ojizo-sama
Shaun Mullen                                   Kodama (Tree Spirits)
Susan Murtaugh                               Enduring Beauty
Ray N.                                              Deliverance
Joe Ng                                              Rise Above the Storm
Sirron Norris                                    Kibou
Jacques Pena                                  Love
Luis Peso                                         Gathering Hope
Lark Pien                                         Wishes, Dreams
Kyle Runciman                                Ready to Roll
Francesco Salvati                            DEAR HOPE
Janet Shaw                                      The Hope of Japan
Brad Silverman                                Dancing Dragon
Joseph Strachan                              Flight of the Phoenix
James Turner                                   Never Give Up
Colie Wertz                                      Sea Turtle
Pinar Yalcin                                     Beam of Light
John Yandall                                   One Little Sign
Jim Zub                                           Seed Starter

For more information on the ART FOR HOPE project, please visit www.VIZ.com/artforhope.

For more information on VIZ Media digital initiatives, visit VIZManga.com or www.VIZ.com/apps/.

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