Saturday 26 June 2010

Frank's Fantastic Funeral Fund

Still in shock after the tragic death of Chris Sievey a.k.a Frank Sidebottom.
When it was reported that he had in fact died penniless and was to suffer the indignity of a pauper's funeral provided by state grants. Friends, fans and former band members united to prevent this from happening and launched the Frank's Fantastic Funeral Fund raising £15,000 within 24 hours!

Wanting to do my bit for the great man, I painted this piece depicting him sporting his trademark pink show business tie and his ventriloquist puppet Little Frank. Created in pen and acrylic on blue card it was sold on ebay with all the proceeds going to Frank's Fantastic Funeral Fund. Thanks to everyone who placed a bid!

© Arfon Jones 2010. All images are copyrighted throughout the world.

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