My name is Ryan Claytor. I’m a university professor, a comics artist, and a pinball enthusiast. I recently discovered a pinball tournament happening this weekend that I think is pretty important. It’s called the Mean Queen pinball tournament:
This is an LGBTQ focused tournament that is raising money to benefit the Ali Forney Center, an organization helping at-risk, homeless, LGBTQ youth in New York City.
While I’m not able to attend the tournament, I feel strongly about there being greater representation for all people in pinball and would like to contribute in some way.
To that end, I’m going to auction off a piece of my original, hand-drawn, pinball artwork. Here are a few images I’ve drawn for various companies, events, and podcasts:
...here is a page featuring more of my pinball artwork:
...and here’s a quick video showing all the pieces I have available for you to choose from:
Here’s how it’ll work; simply place your bid as a comment in this thread. The highest bidder in this thread will get their choice of any piece of original art shown in the video above. You’ll send your money directly to Michael Raisler (Mean Queen Tournament Director) and once I receive confirmation that your payment has been received, I’ll personally mail the artwork directly to you. The bidding period will last from now until the end of Pride Month (end of June 2018).
Thanks for your time and happy bidding!
UPDATE: With the rapid escalation of bidding, I've been getting requests for how one can make a donation outside of this auction. Michael has made it really easy: