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Amazing Artists At Walker Stalker Con Philly Step Up To Help Raise Funds For Puerto Rico

Published on October 4th, 2017 | Updated on October 5th, 2017 | By FanFest

JaCo Tartaruga, Will Torres and Alex Rivera are not only incredible artists, they also have friends and family directly impacted by hurricane Maria. All three know firsthand the challenges facing their loved ones and all those living amidst the destruction on the island nation. While aid has finally been arriving, so much more is still needed. When I discovered  JaCo, Will and Alex decided to take action, I wanted to spread the word in hopes their generosity will become contagious. Thank you Fan Fest News for allowing me to highlight their awesome efforts!

JaCo Tartaruga

JaCo used his unique splatter skills to create a stunning original painting dedicated to honoring his homeland. I was fortunate, while at WSC Philly, to actually observe him creating the piece he calls La Borinquena Llora. The emotion behind his artwork is undeniable and has already touched the lives of many. JaCo plans to use this heartfelt piece to generate funds that will be donated directly to the efforts of rebuilding Puerto Rico. A plan is currently being set in motion as to how funds will be collected. Visit JaCo Tartaruga on social media for details soon to be released. Facebook: @jacotartaruga Instagram: @jacotartaruga

La Borinquena Llora in process…

JaCo Tartaruga, Puerto Rico, La Borinquena Llora
Credit: Linda Marie

La Borinquena Llora completed…

JaCo Tartaruga, Puerto Rico, La Borinquena Llora
Artwork: JaCo Tartaruga Credit: JaCo Tartaruga

Will Torres

Will put his abilities to the test during WSC Philly and donated a large portion of his proceeds from Walking Dead sketch covers directly to United for Puerto Rico. In addition, he plans to continue his efforts during New York Comic Con (NYCC). Be sure to stop by Will’s table, K14, and pick up a cool piece of original artwork that helps support the cause. He is also accepting non-perishable donations that will be taken from the Jacob Javits Center for shipment directly to Puerto Rico. For more information about how to submit donations, please contact Will Torres directly… wtorres@yahoo.com.

Will with daughter Amber working together at WSC Philly…

Will Torres, Amber Torres
Credit: Will Torres

Walking Dead sketch cover…

Will Torres, The Walking Dead
Artwork: Will Torres Credit: Will Torres

Alex Rivera

Alex, known for his artistically playful spirit on the comic con scene, indicated that he too has been working to assist those affected by hurricane Maria. With help from generous employees of American Airlines, he is collecting items of necessity which are shipped directly to Puerto Rico. In addition, Alex will be raffling off some original artwork with all proceeds going to a Puerto Rican relief fund. Message Alex on social media for details on how you can help. Facebook: @playfulGorilla Instagram: @playfulgorilla

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Alex Rivera
Credit: Alex Rivera

I am blessed to know these incredibly talented individuals and grateful to consider them part of my ever expanding Fan Fest family. Let’s all work together to help Puerto Rico get back on their feet.

 

 

 

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