VIZ Media to Release Art for Hope Digital Art Anthology in December

Nov 21st 2011
Innovative Art Book Created In Partnership With Autodesk To Benefit Japanese Disaster Recovery; Exhibit Of Artwork Also Takes Place In Las Vegas At Autodesk University

Viz Media has announced the upcoming debut of ART FOR HOPE, a limited edition digital art book anthology created in partnership with Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) to benefit Architecture for Humanity. The anthology will be available for a limited time, from December 1, 2011 to May 31, 2012, for $4.99 through VIZManga.com and the Viz Manga App for iPad™, iPhone™ and iPod™ touch. 100% of Viz Media's net proceeds will support Architecture for Humanity's ongoing disaster reconstruction efforts in Japan. To learn more about these rebuilding projects, please visit: www.ArchitectureForHumanity.org.

Each of the 40 artists participating in the ART FOR HOPE anthology used Autodesk® SketchBook® digital paint and drawing software applications in some way to create original pieces for the anthology. The artists, both professional and amateur, hail from around the world and from diverse fields, and range in style from the realistic to the fantastic, each illustrating the theme of “Hope.” Notable contributors include Eisner Award and Harvey Award winner Rob Guillory, Harvey Award Winner Lark Pien, muralist Sirron Norris, and MAMESHIBA artists Jorge Monlongo and Gemma Corell.

Selections from ART FOR HOPE will also be exhibited at the Autodesk annual user conference, Autodesk University, taking place at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, NV from November 29th to December 1st. Access to the exhibit is free to the public within the Creative Studio a unique hands-on space to celebrate the creative spirit and showcasing a variety of Autodesk software and products. More information on the exhibit and conference is available at:
www.sketchbooknews.com/news/creative-studio-art-exhibit.html
Viz Media and Autodesk are very proud of and grateful to the following artists for their contributions to the ART FOR HOPE digital art anthology:

Janet Alvarado - Don't Lose Hope
Asuka 111 (Patipat Asavasena) - Hope
Azure - Untitled
Greg Baldwin of CreatureBox - Sheltered
Alan Bay - A Little Piece of Hope
Drew Blom - Calvin Hedge and the Iron Golem
Steve Boura - Bright Future
Carsten Bradley - A Wish for You
Matthew Britton - Regrowth
Veronica Casson - The Guest Room
Geikou Chen - Rainbow Bridge to Tomorrow
Gemma Correll - Pierre, le Chat Français
Kalii Delarosa - The Rainbow in the Rain
Conrado Hernan Villa Gil - Untitled
Dave Guertin - First Flight
Rob Guillory - Hope
Rodolpho Langhi - A New Sunrise
C. Lijewski - Light Side of Dark
Chris Lui - Birds of a Feather
Holly Mongi - Good Morning, Friend
Jorge Monlongo - The Sprout and the Bean
Brian Muelhaupt - Ojizo-sama
Shaun Mullen - Kodama (Tree Spirits)
Susan Murtaugh - Enduring Beauty
Ray N. - Deliverance
Joe Ng - Rise Above the Storm
Sirron Norris - Kibou
Jacques Pena - Love
Luis Peso - Gathering Hope
Lark Pien - Wishes, Dreams
Kyle Runciman - Ready to Roll
Francesco Salvati - DEAR HOPE
Janet Shaw - The Hope of Japan
Brad Silverman - Dancing Dragon
Joseph Strachan - Flight of the Phoenix
James Turner - Never Give Up
Colie Wertz - Sea Turtle
Pinar Yalcin - Beam of Light
John Yandall - One Little Sign
Jim Zub - Seed Starter

For more information on the ART FOR HOPE project, please visit www.VIZ.com/artforhope.

For more information on Viz Media digital initiatives, please visit VIZManga.com or www.VIZ.com/apps/.

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