On Saturday 25 April a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. It severely shook the lives of at least 8m people and left many homeless. Nepal’s major cities, including the capital Kathmandu, have been badly damaged and rural areas near the epicentre have been completely cut off by avalanches. Already over 5000 people have been confirmed dead and the figure is likely to rise significantly in the coming days. Even those whose homes are still standing are sleeping in the streets because they are terrified by regular aftershocks. DEC member agencies and their partners are working urgently to provide emergency shelter, food, clean water and blankets. Once immediate, life-saving needs are met they will work with individuals, families and communities to support them to rebuild their lives.
Axel has donated two beautiful pieces of artwork and asked us to auction them on his behalf, with 100% of the proceeds going to the DEC’s appeal.
These two pieces of artwork are both signed and dated originals – this is your chance to own a unique piece of unpublished artwork by the best-selling illustrator of The Gruffalo!
Here’s the first piece – an unpublished alternative piece from Pip and Posy: The Scary Monster:
And here’s the second piece – an unpublished alternative to the cover artwork for The Grunts in Trouble:
The auctions will run for 10 days and will end next Friday (May 15). So if you’ve always wanted to own a unique piece of artwork by Axel, now’s your chance! Please do bid generously for this incredibly important cause – and good luck!