Markus Birdman’s Watsonathon Mural

During Mark Watson’s two 24 Hour charity live-streamed Watsonathon shows of 2020, various & glorious artworks have been created. Much of which has been auctioned off. But there’s also these print options still available!

 

Watsonathon – Markus Birdman

From May 1st-2nd, Markus Birdman created this Reasons To Be Cheerful world map mural. On one massive sheet of paper. For charity & joy purposes.

The finished mural was in itself auctioned off at the end of the show, and raised over £1,000 for the three charities:

  • FareShare, who rescue good quality surplus food that would otherwise have gone to waste and sending it to almost 11,000 charity and community groups across the United Kingdom
  • The Hospice Income Generation Network, which boosts fundraising for hospices, who are in danger of being forgotten about
  • NextUp Comedy’s Heckle The Virus fund, which supports comedians who have seen all their work disappear indefinitely because of this flipping pando

It’s beautiful.

We would like you to own it, as well as the winning bidder. Hence this online shopfront. Which in May raised over a grand for the three charities!

Markus Birdman & His 2020 Mural

Your options are:

  • £10 download of the artwork (6850 x 4877 pixels jpg)
  • £10 + £5 p&p A3 poster, in 300 gsm colour, with a free download of the artwork (6850 x 4877 pixels jpg) – UK ONLY
  • £15 + £5 p&p A2 poster, in 300 gsm colour, with a free download of the artwork (6850 x 4877 pixels jpg) – UK ONLY
  • Message hello@watsonathon.com to ask Mark to sign the print/s you want, and pay however much your correspondent suggests. Prices are likely to be £20 for the A3, and £40 for the A2, plus the £5 for postage.

If you buy more than one poster, it will be £5 p&p for all of your shopping cart. As the A2 and A3 posters will be sent out in the same tube, from one address, and shouldn’t bump up the package weight to another postal price bracket, so it seems silly to charge people more for p&p.

 

How To Order The Mural As A Physical Item – UK ONLY

Please choose from one of these drop-down options, and pay using PayPal. You can add an item to your cart, then click on CONTINUE SHOPPING in the top right corner to come back to this page and add something else.


Physical Prints


NB The plan is to sell off the remaining A3s & A2s from our initial print-run of 75 of each of these items. The limited edition £50 giclees are now SOLD OUT.

 

How To Order The Mural Download

You can buy the mural download using the PayPal button below. Alternatively, you can donate your money direct to the Watsonathon GoFundMe, for Turn2Us & Comedy Support Act, ideally in the name of something like [Name] Mural, and then email your e-receipt to isabelle@comedyclub4kids.co.uk. If it’s for £10 or more, Isabelle will send you the jpg.


Other Merch

The plan is to have all the October 2020 Watsonathon merch for sale on this page too, as that is being coordinated by Isabelle. That will include:

  • Leedy Corbin – watercolours, as four prints (A5) – £15 each, plus p&p
  • Pei Yen – 24 drawings, as a 24 postcard set (A6)+ artwork download- £20, plus p&p
  • St Gregory CEVC Primary School children – greetings cards (A6) – 5 of one card design for £5, or 5 cards of all three designs (5 of each, so 15 in total) for £10, plus p&p
  • Ted Hill – double-sided poster (A3) of a) graphs based on the chat, various moods, donation totals, and b) words said in the Twitch chat during the show – £15, plus p&p
  • Tom Humberstone – 12 page booklet (148mmx148mm) of art based on the 12 horror films he watched during the show + artwork download – £20, plus p&p

For the moment, the best way to order a item is still to donate your money direct to the Watsonathon GoFundMe, email confirmation of payment to hello@watsonathon.com, and ask them where to direct the p&p money.

P&P will be around £5 within the UK. And whatever Royal Mail tell us for overseas.

 

Watsonathon ii – Leedy Corbin

Leedy Corbin painted 7 watercolours of key moments in the October 30th-31st show, and some imagined happenings too.

Her lovely artwork has been turned into these four prints (A5), all of which are £15 , plus p&p.

  • single-sided print (A5) of Mark Watson eating honey
  • double-sided print (A5) of a) Andy signing ‘weird things’, with b) Tracey signing ‘bum’ on the other side
  • double-sided print (A5) of a) John Robertson’s ‘mmawoooo’, with b) Einstein moustache John on the other side
  • double-sided print (A5) of a) Mark and Randy ‘doing yoga’, with b) Randy & Muppet Watson on the other side

Donate your money direct to the Watsonathon GoFundMe, email confirmation of payment to hello@watsonathon.com, and ask them where to direct the p&p money.

 

Watsonathon ii – Pei Yen

Pei Yen once again drew cartoons of key characters (also the Tim Key character) throughout the October 30th-31st show, giving self the challenge of one per hour.

These brilliant drawings have been turned into a 24 card set (A6).

You can buy this set of cards, plus the artwork download, for £20, plus p&p. Donate your money direct to the Watsonathon GoFundMe, email confirmation of payment to hello@watsonathon.com, and ask them where to direct the p&p money.

 

Watsonathon ii – St Gregory CEVC Primary School

The pupils of St Gregory CEVC Primary School were once again galvanised by headmaster Daniel Woodrow to contribute to the October 30th-31st show, writing letters to hundreds of comics and making a special video about the power of comedy. They also created artwork for the project, which we have turned into A6 greeting cards.

Pack of 5 cards – laughing flowers – £5, plus p&p

Pack of 5 cards – poison to fear – £5, plus p&p

Pack of 5 cards – stormy ocean – £5, plus p&p

5 of each of the three designs (15 cards in total) – £10, plus p&p

Donate your money direct to the Watsonathon GoFundMe, email confirmation of payment to hello@watsonathon.com, and ask them where to direct the p&p money.

 

Watsonathon ii – Ted Hill

Ted applied pure science to the October 30th-31st show, and made lush visualisations of it all, using the Twitch chat and polls on everyone’s wellbeing.

His work has been turned into a double-sided poster (A3), showing: a) graphs based on the chat, various moods, donation totals, and b) words said in the Twitch chat during the show.

You can buy this, plus the artwork download, for £15, plus p&p. Donate your money direct to the Watsonathon GoFundMe, email confirmation of payment to hello@watsonathon.com, and ask them where to direct the p&p money.

TED HILL’S GRAPH POSTERTED HILL’S GRAPH POSTER

 

Watsonathon ii – Tom Humberstone

Tom watched 12 horror films during the October 30th-31st show, and made artwork based on each.

These beautiful pictures have been turned into a 12 page booklet (148mmx148mm).

You can buy this, plus the artwork download, for £20, plus p&p. Donate your money direct to the Watsonathon GoFundMe, email confirmation of payment to hello@watsonathon.com, and ask them where to direct the p&p money.

Tom Humberstone

Troubleshooting

If PayPal is being a pain in the hoop then you can donate your money direct to the Watsonathon GoFundMe, ideally in the name of something like [Name] Mural, and then email your e-receipt to isabelle@comedyclub4kids.co.uk, saying what you want.

OR send ic_adam@yahoo.com the correct amount of money by PayPal, and add a note in saying what you want. (NB If you send the money to the CC4K email it will go into the CC4K business account. Please don’t do that. That’s for books. Though do buy our books! Yay, books.)

 

Close-Up Mural Goodness

Lastly, we thought you might want to see a close-up of a couple of areas on Markus’ mural itself, just to get the detail. So. Here’s the UK & France:

Markus Birdman's 2020 Mural - UK close-up

 

And here’s Australia. Including Aussie Rules football, as Mark requested during the May 24 Hour Show itself.

Markus Birdman's 2020 Mural - Aus close-up

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