The Guest Strip Project Recruits Fill-Ins For Charity
The fill-in artist is a staple of comics and webcomics alike, but Michael Rouse-Deane is making a year-long event out of the practice — and for a good cause.
April 1 is the scheduled start of The Guest Strip Project, in which a different webcomic creator will provide a strip each week, with proceeds from the advertising, store and donations headed to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The project is described as follows:
One artist can only do one guest strip, they won’t be asked back, once their page is completed it’ll go into the archives and they can never return. This means its much more complicated but also allows other talented people out there to have a chance of making an impact.
At the side of each page are banners and also donation buttons where people can donate money to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. There’s also the store which will every so often have exclusive merchandise as well as spin-off books, posters, t-shirts and artwork up for grabs all donating to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Keep in mind that the project will be presented in the standard, no-charge webcomic format, so it will be interesting to see how successful a unique campaign like this, which relies upon advertising, merchandise sales and donations, will end up. Although the roster of creators currently expected to provide strips hasn’t been posted at this point, the "Links" page could provide some indication of the talent tapped for the kick-off.