KidLit for the Philippines is an online
talent auction to benefit Mercy Corps and UNICEF relief efforts for
Typhoon Haiyan (aka Yolanda). Agents, editors, authors, and illustrators have
donated various services and items to be auctioned off to the highest bidder,
with donations being made directly to Mercy Corps and UNICEF.
Description: A 8.5x11 pen and ink drawing with colored pencil on archival Bristol
Estimated Value: $50
Minimum Bid: $25
Auction Ends: 12/2/2013 at 10:00 PM EST
COX was raised by a pack of crazed hillbillies in the back woods of Tennessee.
Without much in the way of modern conveniences, like a television set or
running water, he spent his time drawing and whittling away the hours. After
dismantling his grandfather's lawn mower engine, and without a clue on how to
get it back together, he soon realized that he did not have an automotive bone in
his body so he kept drawing. After graduating from art school, with a portfolio
in his hand, he ventured into the world of design and illustration. He opened
his own studio, Smiling Otis Studio, where he presently specializes in
illustration for children. When not drawing, running amok in the snow, or
training their four cats to sing Bohemian Rhapsody, Russ enjoys some quiet
time, working on his picture book stories. He also enjoys playing the banjo but
his wife would prefer him to play the triangle or build a sound proof room.
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because I am human) it will not be precisely at 10pm EST. At any rate, the
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on your computer reads slightly after 10:00. Thanks for understanding!
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