Sep 28th 2010 By: Brian Warmoth
The Prince rolling up a katamari of items in the "Katamari Damacy
" video game may look like an exercise in consumer greed, but thanks to Jason Leivian from the Portland, Ore. comic shop Floating World
, more than 40 artists have come together to be charitable by donating their Katamari-themed artwork to benefit a non-profit organization called JOIN
that helps the homeless transition off the street and into a home.
The Katamari-themed artwork of creators including Jim Rugg, Jeffrey Brown, Douglas Sherwood and Michael Deforge
is currently on sale via eBay
, after display at a Floating World art show
that earned the ultimate Katamari honor: a visit from Keita Takahashi
, the "Katamari Damacy" creator himself, who added his own sketch of Noby Noby Boy to the art of Douglas Sherwood.
Check out all the Katamari art below, and go place a bid on your favorite piece to take it home -- and benefit a good cause that helps other people find homes of their own.