Wednesday, June 23, 2010


We don't have to feel helpless.
We can help.
Our small actions together will ripple outward.

That's the mantra written on illustrator Kelly Light's new blog that she's created as a way to help the animal victims of the Deep Water Horizon Gulf Oil Spill.

"But sooper handsome Mr. Warburton," you say, "How can a blog help clean up animals soaked in oil by irresponsible corporations?"


Uh huh...

Hundreds of fine folk have been drawing, painting, gluing, pasting, charcoaling and doing who knows what else to little sketch cards and then posting them up on the Ripple blog.

And each one...

Every one...

Is selling for ten bucks.


Take a looksie here at some of my favorites:

Fun, right? And ANYONE can post one. You don't have to be famous. You don't have to be an illustrator, graphic designer, cartoonist or anything.
All you have to do is want to help.
And, of course, make a card!
Then e-mail a scan of it along with a little bio of yourself and maybe some words about how this whole yucky spill thing is making you feel. And there ya go:

You're in!

But okay... so you don't want to make a card.
Why not buy one?

They're only ten bucks each and will look great on your wall.
Believe me.
I've seen the art you've got hanging around your house.

Aaaaaaaaand better still...
every dime... every dollar... goes to The Institute of Marine Animal Studies and The International Bird Rescue Research Center.

So what did I do?
You know me...
I'm a pain in the butt so I made THREE cards that'll be sold as a set.
Check it out:

Sorry it's so small.... I can't seem to get blogger to make it any bigger.
(suggestions, oh ye blogger geniuses out there?)
If ya click it you'll get a better look.

Rumour has it that my cards are going up on July 1st!
First come, first served!
And I hear another rumour that July will have some pretty awesome cards coming up by folks like Jarret J. Krosoczka and Sean "Cheeks" Galloway.

So then... on your way.

Make that ripple spread as far as it'll go HERE. And check back often!
New cards go up EVERY DAY!


Phil Yarnall - SMAY DESIGN said...

nice man.....we like skwids....kt painted one on our bathroom wall!

Numbuh 115 said...

it's good to know that at least SOMEONE is doing something to save the animals.

numbuh0051 said...

How does one make send their card to this organization?


send it to the e-mail at the top right of the page:

ripplesketches (at) verizon (dot) net

Anonymous said...

the three cards you made are totally awesome!


Numbuh 115 said...

oh super handsome mr. warbuton, i have a suggestion. make a card of secter v helping clean the animals from the oil. or them using a machine to block up the hole.