Autism Awareness – An opportunity to make a difference
Editor Note: Two graphics have been removed from this post. We did not have to do this but want to not be accused of being ugly. It seems that the original mission of this program has changed and one of the individuals involved wishes to control the narrative around it. Rather than fight about it, I have removed the two graphics in this post. The main poster graphic has a copyright attribute and will stay. The other graphics at the bottom were sent to me by the artist for use in this press release.
As most of you are aware, we (The Two Gay Geeks) here at TG2 Studios are supporters of independent creators and on occasion can be supporters of a cause if it touches us in some way. Well, we have run across something that combines both independent creators (at least two of them) and a cause, it doesn’t get much better. It is always nice when we find individuals who are talented and wish to support a cause with their talents.
I know, I know, you are saying in the immortal words of Monty Python, “Get on with it!”
Well, here it is in simple terms (more info below). We have just learned of a project by an anthropologist and filmmaker in support of Autism Awareness. This project is also supported by the very talented Dave Beaty, who has created an Autism Awareness Super Hero Character (Think he should be called AASH and then he can Smash…). Here is the final artwork:
Please consider supporting this project. Here is are links to the Kickstarter Campaign with information on the project (click on either):
In my life I have had the opportunity to know quite a number of individuals who just happen to have a condition known as Autism. At one point I had a job (it was probably the most rewarding job ever but I moved away) at a Sheltered Workshop in Albuquerque working with a group of people who had various learning abilities. I still get verklempt when I think of seeing a young woman say her first words, Momma, as she saw her mother walk in to pick her up. I know it is not an Autism story but, it is one of many.
People are people and need understanding especially those with Autism (or are on the spectrum), a little understood (by the general public) condition that needs more attention. I believe this project can make a difference in that understanding. And you can be a part of that. There are some great perks on the Kickstarter page, or you can just give money without a perk. Either way, please consider supporting this worthy cause. We plan to give because we want to support the cause and there are cool t-shirts involved. 😉 See below:
Here is some additional artwork from pencil to final, courtesy of Dave Beaty:
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