Comic Strips Strip for Cancer Research
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 15, 2006 - 12:09
Tastefully Done is a 12 month calendar featuring nude versions of characters from up and coming webcomics by 15 different artists. It is now available for sale at Lulu.com and all proceeds go toward cancer research, specifically to Cancer Research UK - Britain's leading cancer charity, and part of the worldwide effort to find a cure for all forms of cancer.
The practice of bearing it all for charity was pioneered in the UK by the Rylstone and District Women's Institute, immortalized in the film Calendar Girls, and the artists of Tastefully Done are proud to carry on this fine tradition. If the philanthropic cause behind the calendar doesn't tug at your heart strings, then the variety pack of awesome talent will tug at your... err, eye strings?
Tastefully Done features work from Ryan Estrada, Chris Simmons, Rob Coughler, Ram_n P_rez, Robert Koch, Rich Dachtera, Philip Spence, Christian Fundin, Pontus Madsen, Bryan Chojnowski, Chris Jones, Charles Woolbright, Gordon McAlpin, Ali Graham, and Ivan Pope. The art runs the gamut from bunnies and monkeys (nude) to the attractive and cleverly covered cast of "Multiplex" (Gordon McAlpin).
So if you have a hard to buy for friend who won't be impressed with just another calendar of fuzzy-faced pets (not counting the occasional nude monkey), this could be your ticket to the title of Best Present Ever! Of course, these comics depicting antics from geriatric strip poker to nude bus rides might not be for everyone. However, everyone can agree that they are, at least, tasteful.