Thursday, 10 July 2008
Emergency Totoro Post/Guardians Of Autumn
The cat's out of the bag! I can finally talk about this great secret project1 I was asked to take part in this some time ago and was absolutely thrilled, because it meant being part of something that was important and special and to be involved in a project with some of my favorite artists ever like William Joyce, Charles Vess, Michael Wm Kaluta, Peter De Seve, Rebecca Dautremer and a bunch more. This has been one of the high lights of my illustration career so far.
What is it? Well, it's called the Totoro Forest Project and it was organized by the amazing Dice Tsutsumi and other animators and it is a charity effort to help save an endangered forest preserve just outside of Tokyo,Sayama forest known as Totoro Forest. This is what Miyazaki based the forest in his film My Neighbor Totoro on.
Please check out the web site at:
There are about 200 amazing artists involved. There will be a charity auction held in Emeryville CA in September and an art book will be published too.