Beano painting set to raise hundreds for charity

Photo: Gordon Tait

Photo: Gordon Tait

If you’re an art lover and like to support worthy causes, artist Gordon Tait has lovingly reproduced a stack of Beano panels onto one canvas. Funds raised from the sale of the painting via eBay will go to the Willow Foundation, which organises and funds special days for seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds.

Bob Wilson and Gordon Tait with the paiting offered for auction. Photo: Sabrina Segalov

Bob Wilson and Gordon Tait with the paiting offered for auction. Photo: Sabrina Segalov

Founded by former Scotland and Arsenal goalkeeper Bob Wilson and his wife Megs in memory of their daughter Anna, the Willow Foundation aims to offer quality of life and time to those most in need. Seriously ill is defined as any condition that is life-threatening. The aim of every special day is to provide time out from treatment allowing young adults to spend time with their family creating precious memories for the future.

The highest bid is currently nearly £700.

Bidding closes on 1st September 2013. View the painting here

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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