The self-proclaimed “artistically challenged duo” Alex and Sian Pratchett have tickled the ribs of the Twittersphere with their cartoon depictions of Euro 2020’s footballing stars.
Going by the name Cheap Panini, a play on the sticker book makers who have made collections a feature of international tournaments for decades, the pair are currently kicking out around 22 nightmarish drawings a day, with all profits raised going to mental health charity Mind.
“After this year when people’s mental health has been more strained than ever before, we’re just happy to add a teeny tiny bit of help to the great work Mind do,” Alex told The Big Issue.
So far Sian and Alex, who live in Oxford but are originally from Wales, have raised over £3,000 for the charity with hopes of reaching the £5,000 mark come the end of the Euro 2020 tournament.
“We won’t be disappointed if we don’t reach the target, I think for two people drawing 680 stupid pictures, it’s already not been a bad return,” he said.
Got a 6 hour+ car journey tomorrow and facing the very real possibility of having to draw footballers while sat in the passenger seat pic.twitter.com/reCiBhuN7f
— No Score Draws (Sian & Alex) (@CheapPanini) June 30, 2021