Hand-painted lake-monsters to benefit Japan quake and tsunami victims

Artists Joe Somers and Kirby Kerr are auctioning off three hand-painted vinyl lake-monster figurines (sculpted by Chris Ryniak) with proceeds to benefit people in Japan:

Over the years we've had the good fortune to get to know a lot of Japanese artists and toymakers. They are the ones who inspired us to do our "Lake Monsters" project to create monster toys in the "kaiju" style. We've been in touch with all of our friends in Japan, and luckily, everyone we're personally acquainted with is ok, but with Japan currently suffering the after effects of a large earthquake and tsunami, we wanted to make a small token of appreciation and hopefully help out a little.

100% of the proceeds of this auction will be donated to the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund operated by GlobalGiving.org.

This handpainted figure is a strictly limited one off figure painted in the United States by Squibbles Ink's Joe Somers and Rotofugi's Kirby Kerr. The vinyl figure is from our "Lake Monsters" series and was designed and sculpted by noted artist Chris Ryniak.

Handpainted Big Muscamoot

(via Super Punch)