Saturday, September 13, 2008

Totoro Forest Project

The Totoro Forest Project is a fund raising effort being spearheaded by Pixar artists Dice Tsutsumi, Enrico Casarosa, and Ronnie Del Carmen. The goal is to raise money to help preserve Sayama Forest near Tokyo, Miyazaki's inspiration for Totoro's forest in his classic film My Neighbor Totoro. I was lucky enough to win, in the online auction, this work, "Blind to Fear" by Clayton Stillwell:

This work, along with many others from the auction, will be on display at San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum from Sept 20th, 2008 through February 8th, 2009.

Though the auction is now long over, there is a book of the work available. Proceeds from the book will also go to the forest fund. Keep an eye on The Totoro Forest Project Blog for information on how to purchase the book when it becomes publically available.