“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead
Wednesday, January 11th is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. To participate, we formed the Comic Creators for Freedom– a group of over 100 comic book creators who volunteered our artistic talents to raise money and awareness for this cause. You may not know it, but there are currently 27 million enslaved people worldwide- more than double the number of enslaved Africans during the trans-Atlantic slave trade. UNICEF estimates that 1.2 million children every year are sold into slavery, most of it sexual. The US Department of Justice estimates 16,000 victims of human trafficking are brought into the United States every year. Unlike slavery in the past, what is happening today is happening in secret. It won’t end until awareness is raised, and people like you and me take a stand.
So here’s what we did: each creator contributed an original drawing of one of our own female characters, and combined them into a single wallpaper image! The wallpaper features characters from all over the web, including Girls with Slingshots, The Dreamland Chronicles, Kukuburi, Earthsong Saga, Looking for Group, Love and Capes, The Dreamer, and tons more! Donate today to download this unique, once-in-a-lifetime wallpaper.
Here’s a small sample of the wallpaper, it’s amazing!
You can find Chial in it if you look hard enough~
The Donations Drive will last for two weeks, starting now, from Monday January 9th – 20th. All proceeds will be split evenly between Love 146 and Gracehaven House– two organizations working on rehabilitation of victims and prevention of this crime.
Oh boy, I do like to cut it close, ehhh? It’s been a busy month for me over here! Lots and lots going on. But I managed to complete the wallpaper for this month! Here’s a preview:
This time around I’ve done the two baddies in Halloween-spooky-esque fashion, to match the main heroes from last year. You can snag your own by donating, info here! Sorry it’s so close to the end of the month- hopefully you can still get a little use out of it anyway~!
I’ll try to complete next month’s a bit earlier- and let me know if you guys have any suggestions as for characters or themes you’d like! Same for December’s- since I’ll try to do them before they’re due if at all possible! ;3 Also I will attempt to livestream the next wallpaper I do- if you’re into stuff like that, feel free to watch my personal twitter or tumblr!
And with that I’m off to bed and bidding you all adieu- have a wonderful Halloween! Tell me what you’re dressing up as! I hope you don’t all get too sick from candy or ghostly hauntings~ oouuuu~!
Hey guys~! Long time no news post! Phew, sorry about that! Things have been crazy around here- between con season, getting sick, and everything else.. but I’m trying to get back on the ball and get things rolling!
First off, September’s wallpaper has been posted! Geez, yeah I missed a lot of months there- I’m sorry! I don’t think I’m going to have time to make them up, so I’m just going to start from here and keep movin’ out! This month’s wallpaper is PONIES. Here’s a preview:
And yes.. it is.. ponies. The sickness has struck me- I’ve really been enjoying watching the episodes while inking comic pages! If you like ponies, you can snag my attempt at drawing my main cast in the MLP:FiM style! If ponies aren’t your thing, feel free to ignore and move on ;3 If you’d like to snag one or get more donation wallpaper info, just head over to the wallpaper section! Next month will of course be a Halloween-themed image, and I’m thinking about doing something creepy with our villains~ If you guys have any ideas or wallpaper requests, either for this or upcoming months, please feel free to let me know in the comments! I want to draw up stuff you guys would want to see! :D
Also, I’m going to try and be on the ball with DELVE TWC Voting incentives! I’ve devised a little plan- I went out today and bought a brand-new mini sketchbook. I’m going to do all my DELVE incentives in this sketchbook until it’s full! Then after it’s complete, I’ll be sending off the thing for one of you to have- either through raffle or some kind of contest! How’s that sound? I thought it’d make working on incentives and seeing them more fun for the both of us! I’ll also add a link in the bottom of each page’s update with a link to the TWC vote, and a lil blurb of what the incentive is. The main-page incentive preview graphic was just too much a hassle to update for me to keep up with it! I’ll be updating the incentive with every page update.. and that brings me to:
October will be the return of the twice a week update schedule! I’m going to be going back to our original Wednesday-Sunday uploading schedule. Thanks to all of you for being so patient during this busy time for me! I’ll be doing two-pages as long as I can, unless something else comes up! But I’ll certainly let ya’ll know if that goes down. I will also be trying to find time to rework the design of the viewer for each DELVE page- so you may see some changes to that in the upcoming months!
So that’s the DELVE all-around update! I hope you guys have been enjoying the comic, and I’ll be droppin’ ya’ll another news update in October sometime for a new spooky wallpaper!
DEL OUT! <3