While the government mucks around with levies and compulsory donation legislation, the Australian Cartoonists’ Association (ACA) is raising funds to help put flood-affected Queenslanders back on their feet in the only way we know how - drawing!
With over 75% of Queensland now flood affected, there has already been massive destruction of property, loss of homes and loss of life. The Queensland flooding is the worst on record, and is set to worsen over the coming weeks. Flood victims and rescue workers need our help and we must support them.
To raise money, the ACA is asking its members to donate an original cartoon (or signed print) preferably on the theme of Weather, but general themed cartoons will also be accepted. If you've already got some cartoons on the topic from this month send them on through!
Please note that since the floods, Cyclone Yasi has smashed into Queensland while most of us sat behind our desks. Now there's even more reason to participate in Floodlines with all money raised going to the Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal. Just a couple of years ago many ACA members helped out in the Victorian bushfire appeal which raised thousands of dollars. Now it's Queensland's turn. So please take a look at the website and send something through. There's only SEVEN days to go. Then the ACA will announce it publicly and it'll be all systems go for a great cause.
The pieces will be auctioned and sold on the floodlines.com.au website, with all proceeds going to the Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal.
Donated cartoons to be posted to:
"Floodlines QLD Fundraiser"
"The Victoria Building"
204v/162 Albert Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002
Entries should include:
1. Brief artist bio (50 words max) - include website.
2. Where the cartoon was originally published (if published)
3. A recommended reserve price for the piece.
4. Maximum size of A3 (Black & White or Colour.)
5. If cartoon is drawn digitally, please also email a JPG file to email@example.com for use on the website.
DEADLINE: Friday, 11th February.
That gives you all two weeks to get your donated cartoons in. Get scribbling!