Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Shameless Plug Of The Day (Holiday Edition)

The season of giving can be just that: a chance to show support for a worthwhile organization by making a monetary donation, offering in-kind support, or becoming a member (or all three). Here are a few for your consideration.

The Actors Fund – offers social services to those in the performing arts

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at Ohio State University

Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco

Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont – offers two-year courses in the art of cartooning

Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, California

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund – promotes free speech and advocates against censorship

Child’s Play – provides video games and toys to children in hospitals around the world

The Film Foundation – works to preserve and restore motion pictures

The Hero Initiative – offers financial support to cartoonists and comic book creators

Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles and New York City

Society of Illustrators in New York City

Toonseum in Pittsburgh

Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco

(Image: Rustle the christmas tree meets Yørgøn the gnome in Rustle’s Christmas Adventure. Written by Steve Englehart and illustrated by Joe Staton, the 25-chapter online story follows the curious conifer on a journey to save Santa’s magic silver bell.)

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