Monday, May 28, 2012

Team Cul-de-Sac Charity Auction Has Started!

For the next two weeks, bids are being accepted at Heritage Auctions for the original artwork that is featured in the Team Cul-de-Sac book (see my last post).  I was lucky enough to see a preview of the book this weekend at the Reuban Awards in las Vegas and it's an absolute must-have item.  And now is your chance to own an original piece featured in the book and help out a good cause in the process. Pieces available include 128 originals by a veritable who's-who of cartoonists including Stephan Pastis, Bill Amend (Foxtrot), Sergio Aragon├ęs (Mad), Jim Davis (Garfield), Richard Thompson himself and even Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes) although I don't expect that last one is going to go cheap, after just a few hours it's already at $1,600!  The page 74 artwork is by me, as seen below in b&w (it's colored in the book).  It could be yours. The price is currently just $4!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Rabbits Against Parkinson's

The blurb: Artists from around the world are passionate about Richard Thompson's work. His cartoon, Cul de Sac, has been endorsed by Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson--high praise indeed. In 2009, Thompson announced his diagnosis of early-onset Parkinson's. The Team Cul de Sac book serves as a showcase of original artwork donated to benefit Team Fox, the fundraising arm of the Michael J. Fox Foundation, founded in 2000 to help speed the development of better treatments for Parkinson's patients and, ultimately, cure the disease.

It's all for a good cause and don't let it put you off that I'm one of the contributors.  I've seen a lot of the other worth therein and it's not to be missed!  You can order it here.