Sale of Darwin artwork on eBay to benefit Japan earthquake/tsunami relief

Cartoonist Simon Gurr is offering on eBay a piece of original art from his comic, DARWIN: A Graphic Biography. Here’s how he describes it:

+ + All the money earned by this auction will go to the Japanese Red Cross Society to aid their earthquake and tsunami relief work + +

Original comic artwork by Simon Gurr. Ink on Bristol board 210 x 297mm.

Page 45 from Darwin: A Graphic Biography by Simon Gurr & Eugene Byrne (BCDP 2009)

The main panel on this page depicts Charles Darwin standing in the ruins of the Chilean town of Concepción, after the earthquake of 1835 (a smaller panel below it is a diagram of evidence of land movement caused by the earthquake).

The pictures posted here show the original artwork, a close-up detail of the orginal artwork and also the page as it appeared in the book after editing, tinting and lettering. The picture of the original artwork is a scan, not a photograph. I can photograph the artwork on request.

The artwork is being sold by the artist, so it can be signed if the winning bidder requests.

The bidding is currently at £26.00 (7 bids), and closes in 6 days. Click the image to go to the eBay page.

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