In possibly the most awesome charity event created in the last several decades, Peter Le and Amy Kim hired 151 artists to interpret the original Pokémon whatever way they wished; painting, sculpture, you name it. They have now opened the Rare Candy gallery, and every piece is up for auction; the best part is, every piece’s profits are going towards one of the sweetest charities around. While most of us are stuck to looking online, anyone in the San Jose area can go check it out in person. This is what their website has to say about the event:

Peter Le and Amy Kim originally had a small idea of a fun art gallery dedicated to the original 151 Pokemon that they and many of their friends have all grown up watching. With the help of friends and students in the Animation/Illustration program at San Jose State University, they decided to make it for a good cause!

They recruited 151 artists and randomly assigned each artist one of the 151 original Pokemon. The artists had the freedom to interpret their Pokemon in any way they wished. The result is the Rare Candy Pokemon Art Auction for Charity.

All artwork made for the gallery will be auctioned off and 100% profit gained from the artwork will be donated to Canines for Disabled Kids. This is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of deaf and physically disabled children by partnering them up with trained service dogs.

This is a one-of-a-kind event, and I wish I had the funds to bet on one of these paintings; my favorite is the Seaking, personally.

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Chris London
I'm a do-it-yourself actor and comedian from Washington who decided to accrue as much debt as possible in New York, where I currently reside. I've been gaming since I was a toddler, starting with the original Sonic games and A Link to the Past, but with my career the way it is now it's been hard to find time to play much anymore; thus, I decided to write about them! As I'm also working at getting into the film industry, whenever there's a connection between the two I'm bound to write on it. I like to think that I appreciate games of every genre, and I try to play everything that holds some significance in the industry; however, there are a few franchises that I just haven't been able to play yet, due to either time or money, but I'm trying my damndest. I think I strike a fine balance between acknowledging a game's flaws and being harsh about where it needs to improve while still being able to enjoy the game and appreciate it's strengths. I love talking to people about anything games or film, so if you want to chat about either one of my articles or just any game, feel free to hit up my Skype, Facebook, or Twitter; or just send me a PM!


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