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This is a piece I just finished for my good buddy Eddie from Vet Tix for his up-coming art auction. Vet Tix will auction off this original artwork to the highest bidder during their fundraiser auction at the end of May just following Phoenix Comicon.


This is a follow up to the White Rabbit & Pikachu prints that I did last year, and final farewell to the White Rabbit costume my wife sports at conventions. Coincidentally Jessica Nigri (Pikachu girl) is also retiring her costume so I thought it was kind of a nice sentiment to the popularity of both cosplays that proved to be a big sucess.

If you haven't heard about Vet Tix, it's actually pretty cool. It's a non profit organization run my American military veterans that makes dreams come true for other military vets. They have a lottery of military veteran names and who ever gets their name selected is basically granted a wish and the awesome guys at Vet Tix will have fund raisers to raise money and make the dream happen.

One guy was given a full expense paid trip to Disney Land with his family, another guy won tickets to the Super Bowl a few years back and there's just a whole list of other great stories that Vet Tix has created in the last few years.

This time Vet Tix is having a professional comic art auction to contribute to the next lucky soldiers' dream, and this is one of the pieces up for grabs. Billy Tucci is a big supporter of the program so I'm sure he will have a piece or two in there along with a slew of other big name talent.

The art auction will we an online worldwide internet event on eBay and it open to everyone, not just military vets. The big kick off for the event in May 28, 2012 (Memorial Day) and is expected to run until all the contributed art is sold!

If you'd like to learn more about Vet Tix visit their web site: or "Like" their Facebook page which will keep you up to date on the latest happenings and news surrounding the art auction. Vet Tix Facebook:…

:iconsquirrelshaver: Pencils: me (Mike DeBalfo)

Vet Tix:
Jessica Nigri:

Copyright 2012 Mike DeBalfo

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Kagami-No-Kuni Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Your welcome! :D
palarsson Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Kperfect Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
that's goooodddly drawn !!!
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha. Thanks!
RssDragon Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this! Magically well done... :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you much!
RssDragon Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wellingtonchino Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Wow! I'm loving it!
SquirrelShaver Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
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