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January 15, 2021 | Costello

Larchive Friday – Among Us Fundraising Avatars

Fridays, we open the Larchives, Lar’s extensive archive of art work oddities, and share a few pieces. Sometimes there will be a theme, or a reason behind the choices. Other times there will be none.

Januarys, everyone’s favourite artist and uncle, Lar DeSouza, along with his wonderful wife Christie, raise money for multiple sclerosis research. Their principal fundraising tactics: exchanging original Lar art for donations. During the fundraising period, Lar sets a theme and then illustrates custom avatars combining that theme with caricatures of the donors, or a loved on of a donor’s choice.

The first theme of 2021: Among Us

The first donor of 2021: You?

Among Us?

In case you don’t know, 2020 was a better year for some than others. For example, the three (3!) Innersloth developers responsible for Among Us saw their two year old, mostly forgotten game become a phenomenon, and arguably the most talked about video game of the year.

Among Us combines simple gameplay with an adorable aesthetic. In it, players run around a malfunctioning spaceship performing minigames to fix what’s broken and get back on their way. Well, most players. One or two players are imposters, alien doppelgangers who killed and replaced crew members and must kill the remaining crew to get away with their ruse.

Only when the cute, thumb-shaped imposters reveal themselves do we get a hint of their true form. Three second cut scenes reveal what horrible killing machines they really are. Still cute. But cute body horror.

But… Among Us Caricatures?

You might be thinking “How can Lar combine caricature and Among Us. It’s minimalism meets exaggeration, it can’t be done!”

You’re being real sus right now, you know that, right?

As you can see from the samples below, where there’s a Lar, there’s a way.

Gimme

From now until January 31st, 2021, donate $40 to the MS Society and Lar will make you a caricature avatar in the Among Us style.

  1. Go to https://tinyurl.com/mscure2021
  2. Donate $40 or more for an avatar, plus $40 for every extra face.
  3. Email your donation confirmation to lar@lartist.com along with a current selfie and any requests.
    Do you want to be a Crewmate? Imposter? Ghost? Any special accessory? Pose? Kill?
  4. Lar will email you a high res JPEG to print and a low res jpeg for social media.

All avatars will be delivered on or before February 5th, 2021

Lar thanks you. Together we can cure MS!