Mississauga artist auctioning off 3D poster to raise money for Mississauga Food Bank
Although the Canadian economy is slowly reopening after weeks of COVID-19-related shutdowns, the battle against the novel coronavirus is far from over and many families are struggling to get back on their feet and put food on the table.
For that reason, Luanga (Lue) Nuwame, a Mississauga-based comic booker writer, board game creator and YouTube cardboard craft artist, has decided to team up with artists from Ontario and Michigan to create a large 3D poster that will be auctioned off this week.
All proceeds will go to the Mississauga Food Bank.
“Like most of you out there, I truly believe that 2020 has been utter garbage. Since the advent of the coronavirus virus outbreak, we’ve all felt some element of loneliness, sorrow, stress, anxiety, and all types of negative feelings related to this new reality,” Nuwame says on a video posted to his Homemade Game Guru YouTube channel.
“Due to job losses and lay-offs, it’s been harder for families to obtain the basic necessities required for day-to-day life. The Mississauga Food Bank needs help to feed those in need and I want to use my unique crafting talents to help my fellow Mississauga residents.”
Starting today, superhero and comic book fans can head to eBay and bid on the Superheroes VS COVID-19 poster, a 17-inch by 17-inch piece of art that Nuwame created with five other artists.
Other artists involved in the project include Michael Simbajon, Arnold Trinidad (who also hails from Mississauga), Terrell Culbert, Dan Hammond and Colleen Temple.
Nuwame said that all of the artists involved in the project volunteered their time and talents and that he will cover the cost of shipping the poster to the winner anywhere in North America.
Not one to stay idle during a global pandemic, Nuwame has also created a new line of handmade 3D poster booklets called Beautiful Canada to celebrate Canada Day (which will no doubt look very different this year).
Each booklet—there will be 13 in total—showcases famous landmarks and geographical wonders in each province and territory. Nuwame told insauga.com that Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe has already agreed to accept a copy of the Saskatchewan 3D poster for review.
Nuwame says the auction for the 3D poster will run for five days and will end on Friday, June 12.
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