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JL8 Creator’s Original Art In Aid Of Typhoon Relief

Yale Stewart, creator of one of the web’s favourite comics, JL8, is raising money for victims of Super Typhoon Haiya in the Philippines with this background of a young Justice League showing up to help. It’s an inspiring image, and it’s already raised nearly $6,000 for UNICEF.

If you’re looking to help the background is being offered for a pay-what-you-want donation to UNICEF through Gumroad.com, and if you really want to help out the original art for the image is being auctioned off on eBay. The current bid is $600.

JL8 Typhoon Background Art by Yale Stewart

Geekosystem spoke to Stewart via email on Wednesday night about the effort:

“I know that if something were to happen here in St. Louis (my hometown and where I live), or America in general, I’d appreciate if the global community lent us a helping hand. To me, it just seems like the right thing to do. Really, what it boils down to is the fact that I’ve been incredibly fortunate with JL8, and it seems fairly hypocritical to write and draw stories about heroes (no matter how young) and not try to make an impact myself.”
Stewart has created similar images for other disasters including the Boston Marathon bombing.
Richie Janukowicz
Richie Janukowicz
Richie Janukowicz has been a cameraman, knight, web developer, farmer, graphic designer, telesales agent, carpenter, gardener and chef, though not necessarily in that order. He has been forced by Officers of Her Majesty to sign the Official Secrets Act. Twice. He possesses a deep and unwavering love for playing acoustic guitar, dissecting movies, reading fantasy and science fiction, superheroes (both real and imagined), martial arts and bacon. Right now he's trying to juggle a blossoming writing career with being a full time dad. He enjoys the challenge, but would like some more sleep.

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