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Wednesday - August 24, 2011
In recent years most of the artwork I’ve produced for Megatokyo has been done digitally. In the past month or so I’ve gone back to doing the comic the old fashion way with pencil and paper (see previous rant for more on that). Yet up until the start of chapter 9 all of the drawings for Megatokyo were done using pencil on Bright White inkjet paper. I have not sold or auctioned many (hardly any, actually) of these drawings, most of them are stacked and stored nicely in archival boxes. This week I decided to auction off one of these original production drawings on Ebay - the full sized drawing for "Moving Out".
The drawing is from Comic 1075 "DPD: Moving Out" featuring Largo and Yuki racing through the streets of Tokyo with a Rent-a-Zilla in tow. It is a pencil drawing (mechanical pencil, .5mm and .4mm HB lead) on a sheet of 11"x17" HP Bright White Inkjet Paper (acid free). Drawing was produced on December 27th, 2007, noted in the typical signature that i use for sketches and drawings (a "F" with the date in stacked numbers to the right of the letter). While originally a 'Dead Piro Day' sketch, this drawing is considered part of the sequence of Megatokyo comics and is included in the book (Megatokyo Volume 6) on page 79 with an added line of dialogue for Largo "Alright, it's 5H0WTIM3!"
Proceeds from the sale of this drawing will help support the continued production of Megatokyo. The auction ends this Saturday, Aug 27, 2011 at 14:43:27 PDT (17:43pm EDT I believe - best to check the auction for the actual end time) so be sure to check out this rare opportunity to own some original production artwork from the Megatokyo comic itself.
Notice to International fans who want to bid on the item - even though it says ‘ships to: United States’ I will be more than happy to ship the item internationally, so please feel free to bid on the drawing if you are outside of the US.
Thank you for your support, as always.