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Charity auctions are set to start today to benefit Matthew Hodge, the son of animator Tim Hodge, who was in a serious auto accident last summer:
On August 22, 2009 Matthew Hodge, the 17-year-old son of former Disney story artist and Big Idea productions director Tim Hodge, was in a serious auto accident. A train struck his car at 50mph as he was crossing the tracks. While Matt suffered neither broken bones nor any internal organ damage, he did receive severe head trauma causing him to remain in a state of coma today. Matt is a high school senior, a straight A student, and a drummer in his state championship marching band.
Many animation and comics industry folks have come together to donate items and artwork. The auction will include the above “jam” piece, which includes sketches by Mike Mignola, Stan Sakai, Sergio Aragonès, J. Scott Campbell, Jeff Keane and many more. Other items include a Charles Schulz drawing, a Rocketeer artist proof sculpture and a whole lot of animation art. You can find the complete list here and you can find the eBay listings here.