Would you like to own the original art for the cartoon above? Read below to find out how:
There is a blogosphere fund-raising challenge on for Spirit of America, an organization that raises money for Marines to use for humanitarian and public relation purposes in Iraq and Afghanistan (see the site for details). The challenge ends at 12:01am PST this Thursday, April 29. Click here to see the tally so far.
Dean Esmay invited us to make a donation via his blogger challenge group Liberty Alliance, which we did. But we also noticed that some bloggers were auctioning items to raise money, e.g., Lt. Smash's hat from Iraq. We decided to throw our hat in the ring, too.
The highest bidder in the comments section for this post -- by Wednesday 2:00pm CST -- will receive the original art for the above cartoon. After the auction ends, the winning bid amount must be donated to Spirit of America via Liberty Alliance. There's no minimum opening bid. This is the first time we've sold an original editorial cartoon.
The artwork is drawn in India ink on a 7" x 11" acid-free bristol board, and the image is approximately 6" x 9". John and I will sign it on the back. The idea for the drawing is something we had planned for Memorial Day.
Bloggers, feel free to use the image above, but please link back to this permalink to help publicize the auction.
We will post updates here if necessary.
UPDATE: To clarify a question someone had: Bidding is open to everyone, not just bloggers.
UPDATE II: I received the original artwork from John today and discovered that the first scan (from a fax) did not do his art justice. Above is the new scan, which reveals more detail and subtlety. You can compare it to the first scan here.
UPDATE III -- LOT INCREASE!: We are simply overwhelmed by the response to this auction. To show our appreciation, we're adding the following items to this lot:
This auction ends today at 2:00pm CST.
BIDDING IS CLOSED FOR THIS ITEM.
Congratulations to joey!
Posted by Forkum at April 25, 2004 10:11 AM