May 31, 2006

Art Auction: "Like A Rat"


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"Like A Rat" is in our book Black & White World II and was originally posted on Dec. 14, 2003 on the occasion of Saddam's capture. The cartoon and its title were directly inspired by a comment from Maj. Gen. Raymond Odierno, commander of the 4th Infantry Division which hunted Saddam, who said: "He was just caught like a rat." 

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. Written on the left edge of the cartoon in ink is "Tales From The Crypt," a title idea by John.

As with our last auction, 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 Wednesday, June 7, at 3:00pm CST.

UPDATE -- June 7: Bidding for this cartoon is closed. Thanks to all who participated, and our congratulations and thanks to Diggs for the winning bid.

Out next original cartoon is up for bids: Art Auction: "Dutch".

Posted by Forkum at May 31, 2006 12:42 PM


$10 [Meant to bid $260 -- Ed.]

Posted by: reallygone at June 1, 2006 07:55 AM

Err Starting bid is $250.

I bid $US 250.00 + (not part of the bid) $50 US to Soldier's Angels in Your Name.. Cool Pic :)

Posted by: LarryConley at June 1, 2006 11:52 AM

I'll up the bid to $300. No extra though because I've already given to Soldier's Angels this year ... does that count?

Posted by: David Gilson at June 1, 2006 12:06 PM

Should .. My donation was seperate :)

Posted by: LarryConley at June 1, 2006 12:39 PM

That being Said $US 325.00

Posted by: LarryConley at June 1, 2006 12:43 PM

Thank you, Larry. We're honored that you'd donate in our name. By the way, here's their Web site: Soldier's Angels

For those who don't know, we helped create a cartoon for Soldiers Angels: Project Valour-IT.

Posted by: Forkum at June 1, 2006 01:13 PM


Posted by: Diggs at June 2, 2006 12:06 AM