Anyone looking for early Christmas presents for me should head on over to eBay and select anything from the Eyewitness Reports auction to benefit 826LA, a free literacy and writing center that was started by author Dave Eggers in San Francisco and then spun off in New York; Chicago; Ann Arbor, Mich.; Seattle; and Boston. The Los Angeles version is fronted and funded with the help of a convenience store for time-travelers. (I always stop off at the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. when I'm in the neighborhood.)
There will be two online auctions featuring artwork from 37 children's book illustrators inspired by the picture book Oh No! (Or how My Science Project Destroyed the World), written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Dan Santat. The first auction runs from today until the 27th, then the next, the 30th - 3rd. Just in case you have trouble deciding which one I'd like best, I'll take this one, and this one.... and um, this one. I'm not picky.
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