Draw the World Together is an organisation that has been created to unite arts communities in providing possibilities for children who live in communities where they do not have the opportunity for basic healthcare and education.
Our first project was to enrol comic book artists from around the world in the idea of donating a piece of artwork. These pieces of artwork were auctioned to raise money for the work being done by the charity EveryChild in Cambodia. Contributors to the project included artists David Lloyd, the creator of V for Vendetta (which became a major motion picture by Warner Brothers), Dave Gibbons who has worked on The Watchman and 2000AD and Bryan Talbot the ‘godfather’ of British underground comics who is also known for his work on 2000AD.
“As communities we are powerful. As a comic book community I feel that there is a potential to make a difference. To make a difference to those children in the world who do not have the opportunity to complete the basic education that would enable them to enjoy the books and comics that so inspired us as children, those books and comics that take us into new worlds of fun and adventure. Adventures that express the enormous potential we have as people to be powerful and cooperative within our communities.”
Andrew Wildman (founder)
Draw the World Together raises fund for a number of different children’s charities including;
Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK
Make-A-Wish is the leading wishgranting charity that grants magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions. www.make-a-wish.org.uk/
EveryChild is an international development charity that works with the most vulnerable and marginalised children in many of the world’s poorest countries to enable them to grow up free from disease, poverty and exploitation as valued individuals within strong communities.
EveryChild. Registered charity: #1089879 www.everychild.org.uk
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