Saturday, 26 March 2011


Tsunami is a France-based site collecting artist's/comic illustrator's images with the aim of having an auction and subsequently to publish a book, the proceeds of which will go to an aid organisation working in Japan.

There's a whole range of work: many variations around the red circle of the flag, around the theme of hope, and many directly referencing manga and anime. There's no denying the heartfelt response, with some painting direct from reportage photographs in their attempt to get to the reality. The quality varies a lot, as you'd expect, and there's perhaps a slight surfeit of the almost-twee and, unavoidably, of images of rebirth. But there's a lot of good stuff that will make a good book and very welcome fundraiser.
These images by Xavier Besse, Jake Gumbleton and Flab   

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