In the coming months, we will be auctioning a select few original cartoons to the highest bidder. The cartoon above is the first.
"Down From The Mountain" was originally posted on Sept. 12, 2004 and is in our book Black & White World II. We tried to capture the elitist attitude of Dan Rather in response to the revelation by bloggers (like Little Green Footballs and Power Line) that the Bush Guard memos were fake. The cartoon was published in Investor's Business Daily and The Detroit News.
The 9" x 6.5" ink illustration is on a 11" x 7" acid-free bristol board (the black border is not part of the illustration). John and I have signed the front in pencil. The reverse side of the board features a rough pencil sketch of the cartoon that John drew as we discussed the cartoon. Differences between the original and the final cartoon include a "Dan" nameplate and some computerized shading.
The starting bid is $250. Bidding takes place in the comment section below in increments of at least $10. Buyer pays shipping in addition to the winning bid amount, and the shipping method is buyer's choice (e.g, Priority Mail, FedEx overnight, etc.). Payment can be made via PayPal or directly to us. Auction ends on Wednesday, May 31, at noon CST.
UDPATE I -- May 31: Bidding for this cartoon is now closed. Congratulations to "Anonymous" for the winning bid, and thanks to everyone who participated.
We will post the next auction later today, so stay tuned.
UDPATE II: Here's the next Art Auction: "Like A Rat".Posted by Forkum at May 24, 2006 03:44 PM