Artists for #MasksInEveryCommunity Fundraising Art Auction
Canada’s most celebrated cartoonists and comic book artist are auctioning work to help bring PPE to Ontario’s northern, remote and Indigenous communities
OTTAWA, June 5, 2020 — VIO Volunteers, the same non-profit organization that located 22.9 million masks for Ontario hospitals, will host an online art auction featuring works from more than 25 prominent Canadian cartoonists, illustrators and comic book artists. Funds raised will go towards purchasing life-saving PPE for the province’s northern, remote and Indigenous communities.
The creator and cartoonist behind For Better or For Worse. Lynn was the first woman and first Canadian to win a Reuben Award in 1985 for Cartoonist of the Year by the National Cartoonists Society. Her comic strip has appeared in over 2,000 newspapers in 23 countries. She’s been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, has received the Order of Canada and has her own star on Canada’s Walk of Fame.
Joe began his career contributing cartoons to The Hamilton Spectator and penning a strip for Exclaim! He began self-publishing short comic stories in a series called Wag! For his third collection of short stories, This Will All End in Tears, Joe was awarded the Doug Wright Award for Best Book in 2007. His first graphic novel, Mid-Life (published by Drawn and Quarterly in 2011), was nominated for the same award.
An accomplished comic book artist, writer, and illustrator, David has worked with Marvel Comics, DC Comics and Dark Horse Comics on characters and character development for some of the best-known superhero franchises including Captain America, Spider-man, Batgirl, Daredevil, and more.