Game Artists unite to battle cancer.
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Gamer for Life is a Fan Art Tribute book. 283 game artists came together and donated 476 art pieces to be used in this campaign to raise funds for the fight against cancer.
- In 2012 Kevin, a game developer at Blizzard was diagnosed with stage four Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma, an incredibly rare cancer with no cure and no clear treatment path.
- This project came to be when we decided we had to do something for our friend and fellow game developer, Kevin Kenai Griffith (KKG).
- Unfortunately in Oct. 2014 KKG passed away, as the content for the book was completed.
So what are we doing now?
After he passed we spent a great deal of time deciding how the project should move forward, if at all. We decided Kevin would have wanted us to see this through, so we continued production on the book as tribute to him and as an opportunity to show off the great positivity that can come from Gamers in action. His legacy will continue on in the form of this book made by his friends and fellow game artists.
In order to try and stay as close to the original intent of the project we will be splitting proceeds of this campaign between 2 charity organizations in KKG’s memory:
Game Changer is an organization that donates games and funds for medical treatment to kids with cancer and their families.
CureASPS is the main group leading research on the type of cancer Kevin had.
Preview of Fan Art Submissions
12/21/13 — Art by: Virginia Critchfield, Josh Tallman, Gino Whitehall, Ji Kim, Anessa Silzer, Julien Horguelin
1/5/14 — Art by: Brian McClain, Hing Chui, Nick Slough, John Polidora, Richie Marella, Che Crawford
1/20/14 — Art by: Mo Hoffman, Laurel Austin, Sunny Koda, Peet Cooper, Jairo Sanchez, Robert Sevilla
2/2/14 — Art by: Kenny McBride, Glenn Rane, Victoria Tao, Peet Cooper, Mike Nicholson, Denis Rogic
2/17/14 — Art by: Christopher Hayes, Luke Mancini, Peet Cooper/Ian Ameling, Phil Gonzales, Duy Nguyen, Jon McConnell
2/23/14 — Art by: Peet Cooper, Rutherford Gong, Randall Mackey, Nate Bowden, Trent Kaniuga, Murray Groat
3/2/14 — Art by: Tom Gatewood, Nino Vecia, Max Gon, Dmitry Burmak, Dan Francis, Jon McConnell
3/9/14 — Art by: Virginia Critchfield, Grace Liu, Brian McClain, Anton Zemskov, Sunny Koda, Ben Hosac
3/16/14 — Art by: Kimberly LeCrone, Kirsty Brooks, Marc Simonetti, Dave Melvin, Jordan Ewing, Alex Gonzales
3/23/14 — Art by: Tyson Murphy , Alix Banegas, Adam Torche, Michael Sullivan, Paul Kwon, Xavier Ribeiro
4/6/14 — Art by: Donna Astle, Ozano Yoann, Jordan Ewing, Mikael Aguirre, Stephan Williams, Donna Astle
4/13/14 — Art by: Alix Banegas, Brent Critchfield, Mark Gibbons, Ketsuo Tategami, Richard Garcia, Brian McClain
4/27/14 — Art by: Adam Byrne, Josh Singh, Norm Grock, Lois Laqui, Pichamon Malikaew, Rian Trost
5/6/14 — Art by: Tyson Murphy, Marc Simonetti, Libertad Delgado, Eric Haddad, Josh Singh, Line Bering
5/13/14 — Art by: Cristobal Rodriguez, Grace Liu, Matthew Armstrong, Josh Singh, Eric Haddad, Robert Maldonado
5/20/14 — Art by: Diego Zuniga, Peet Cooper, Marco Mottura, Dmitriy Prozorov, Rachael Nelson, Michael Kingery
6/10/14 — Art by: Ronaldo Guerino, Phill Gonzales & Jimmy Xu, Adam Hanson, Peet Cooper, Andy Cotnam, Mike Nicholson
6/10/14 — Art by: Mycks Sato, William Tate, Iris Muddy, Andy Cotnam, Peet Cooper, Duy Nguyen
6/22/2014 — Art by: Brad Whitlam, David Lojaya, Matt Ryan, Dio Mahesa, Alvin Lee, Xavier Garcia
6/29/2014 — Art by: Everardo Orozco, Noe Leyva, Xavier Garcia, Phill Gonzales and Jimmy Xu, Peet Cooper, Ferdi Skipteri
7/9/14 — Art by: Tham Hoi Mun, Aleia Onate, Stephen Oakley, Jamal Campbell, Louise Cavea, Peet Cooper
7/9/14 — Art by: Brad Whitlam, Peet Cooper, Max Gonzalez, Phill Gonzales & Jimmy Xu, Stefanie Achtnig, Peet Cooper
7/12/14 — Art by: Alex Gonzalez, Jamal Campbell, Robert Powell, Peet Cooper, John Bores, Francisco Ramirez Piedra
7/13/14 — Art by: Francisco Ramirez Piedra, Heewon Lee, Collin Otto, Harabagiu Vlad, Igot Teixeira, Claudio Vidal
7/14/14 — Art by: Stepanov Denis, Donna Astle, Kial Fukuda, Prabath Wijayantha, Karlann, Peet Cooper
7/15/14 — Art by: Avery Coleman, Peet Cooper, Heewon Lee, Alex Gonzalez, Evan Gauntt, Oliver Chipping
7/16/14 — Art by: Bo Lu, Robin Carpenter, Eddie Holley, Avery Coleman, Samuel Deats, George Kaprielian
7/17/14 — Art by: Avery Coleman, Peet Cooper, George Kaprielian, Cortney Gall, Tyler James, Elisa Sabella
7/18/14 — Art by: Peet Cooper, Andrea Errico, Vincent Vernacatola, Avery Coleman, Daniel Deng, Francisco Ramirez Piedra
7/19/14 — Art by: Nick Chilano, Story Sabatino, Alex Gonzalez, Atilgan Asikuzun, JL, Jessica Cheng
7/20/14 — Art by: David Baron, Virginia Critchfield, Anna Maystrenko, Anthony Holden, Avery Coleman, Arthur Franca
7/27/14 — Art by: Christian Fell, John Spades, Anessa Silzer, Avery Coleman, Torsten Gunst, Hoi Mun Tham
8/3/14 — Art by: Duy Nguyen, Avery Coleman, Alix Banegas, Ivan Ramirez Castillo, 2 Minds, Henryca03
8/17/14 — Art by: Brianna Drouhard, Angela Pauly, Chris Amaral, Pedro R.M. Andreo, Christian Lichtner, Avery Coleman
8/23/14 — Art by: Anessa Silzer, Elisa Leibelt, Avery Coleman, Leonard Boyarsky, Sebastian Franchini, Iris Werner
8/31/14 — Art by: Brianne Drouhard, Brent Critchfield, Avery Coleman, Kurama- Chan, Jon Neimeister, Jimmy Lo
9/7/14 — Art by: Trent Kaniuga, Nikolai Ostertag, Tay Heavengreen & Valeria López Camarillo, Dmitry Burmak, Patrick Burke, Hoi Mun Tham
9/14/14 — Art by: Jeff Kang, Brad Whitlam, Jorge Velez, Anessa Silzer, Kuzinskiy Andrey, Matt Milizia
9/21/14 — Art by: Chris Haga, Brianne Drouhard, Robert Maldonado, Tyler James, Brad Whitlam, Sebastian Franchini
9/28/14 — Art by: Gabriel Gonzales, Rafael Zanchetin, Pedro R.M. Andreo, Dmitry Burmak, Michael Lewis, Avery Coleman
10/5/14 — Art by: Gonzalo Ordonez, Peet Cooper, Randal Dumoret, Angel Juarez, Trevor Claxton, Kimberly LeCrone
11/4/14 — Art by: Renato Linhares, Philippa Blenkey, Danny Saint Hilaire, Luke Mancini, Hing Chui, Michael Lewis
11/23/14 — Art by: Brendan Corri, Yanmo Zhang, Avery Coleman, Songwut Ouppakarndee, Alex Gonzales, Marcus Lull
12/7/14 — Art by: Niko Geyer, Dmitriy Prozorov, Kimberly LeCrone, Max Gonzalez, Hoi Mun Tham, Peet Cooper
12/14/14 — Art by: Danny Saint-Hilaire, Ajamarie Abad, Tobias Kwan, Suebsin Pulsiri, Yuanheng Li, Dmitry Burmak
12/23/14 — Art by: Christopher Ryder, Tobias Kwan, Justin Albers, Nick De Spain, Angel Juarez, Rina Cane
1/4/2015 — Art by: Duy Nguyen, Maisie Yang, Peet Cooper, Michael Lewis, Santi Casas, Brant Moon
1/11/2015 — Art by: Jorge Velez, Willem Van der Schyf, Grace Liu, Noe Leyva, Anessa Silzer, Anson Tan
1/18/2015 — Art by: Moby Francke, Alex Gonzales, Michelle Sorensen, Daniel Vendrell Oduber, Sasha Ziminova, Hing Chui
2/16/2015 — Art by: Anton Kagounkin, Rebecca Wong, Peet Cooper, Kevin K. Griffith, Dmitry Burmac, Anessa Silzer