The news came to me thru a fellow artist .. I didn’t understand what he meant when he tweeted me.. he said are your contacts Ok in Japan ? I had no context to that question .. so I replied with I guess so ? At that point I found out about the earthquake and tsunami … the images were and are simply tragic. So far all of my friends and fellow artists are fine .. nerves a bit rattled but otherwise doing good.
I actually have a trip and art show for the end of this month .. which as of this posting is still a go ! In fact, I mentioned to my buddy should I cancel the trip and he was like WTF the show goes on ! Haha .. yes they are fine .. and the art show and life moves on.
I wanted to get the word out about a fund raising effort from artist Troy Stith. Called “Kaiju for Japan” in his words, “…Since the homeland of our passion has been struck with disaster, it’s time for us to stand up and raise money for the country with our creations.”
I’ll be participating and encourage other artists to step up and help .. by the way you don’t have to donate a Kaiju toy .. really any customized toy will do. All proceeds will go to the Red Cross Earthquake/Tsunami relief fund.
More info to be posted on Troys blog, Gorilla Mouth.