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“Happy Monster” – new Gahan Wilson Drawing

Paul Winters has updated the status of Gahan Wilson showing him drawing. From Paul: He has been talking about how happy he is to be alive. I think he channeled it into his drawing. He called the creature a “happy monster”. The fund to provide care for Gahan has stalled at around 60% for a […]

Posted on: Jun 22, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Fund Raisers, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on “Happy Monster” – new Gahan Wilson Drawing

King Features Joins Effort to End Child Poverty

  Today, King Features, a unit of Hearst and home to some of the world’s most popular iconic characters, announces they’ve joined Red Nose Day in their charitable mission to end child poverty in America and around the world. Red Nose Day 2019 takes place on Thursday, May 23. 2019 marks Red Nose Day’s fifth year in the […]

Posted on: May 15, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Fund Raisers, Comments: Comments Off on King Features Joins Effort to End Child Poverty

Gahan Wilson is Suffering from Advanced Dementia

  Gahan Wilson‘s stepson, Paul Winters, is releasing the information on Gahan’s Facebook page: Sad news. Gahan’s wife of 53 years, Nancy Winters, passed away March 2, 2019. More sad news is that Gahan is suffering from advanced dementia. We were keeping his condition private for many reasons. My mother, his wife, was his rock […]

Posted on: Mar 3, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Fund Raisers, Comments: Comments Off on Gahan Wilson is Suffering from Advanced Dementia

Meanwhile…Elsewhere in Comics Land

  Seems cartoonist Jerry King has a new gig. The Fast Lane Truck site is enjoying Jerry’s humor.     Coloring Camouflage I had a bit of a breakthrough when coloring this one. Initially, I tried to fill in the individual areas on each item of camouflage clothing with different colors, which quickly became overwhelming. […]

Posted on: Feb 12, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoons, Comic strips, Fund Raisers, Comments: Comments Off on Meanwhile…Elsewhere in Comics Land

Penny Arcade using Kickstarter campaign to raise $1 million

The Penny Arcade gentlemen, Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, are using Kickstarter to take their site ad-free. According to their promotion video, to get rid of all the ads will require them to raise $1 million. They’ve set up a milestone chart with levels of support equating to ads being removed and new features being […]

Posted on: Jul 18, 2012,  Section: Fund Raisers, web comics, Comments: 19 Comments

Seth Godin: Why Kickstarter projects fail or succeed

Many comic creators are turning to Kickstarter to fund publishing book collections and other projects. Rich Burlew raised $1.2 million; Jake Parker raised $80,000. Those are some of the major success stories. Seth Godin, author and authority on marketing in the internet era, has written an article worth reading on why some Kickstarter projects fail. […]

Posted on: Jun 21, 2012,  Section: Cartoons, Fund Raisers, Comments: 3 Comments

Jake Parker to pull in estimated $80,000 in Kickstarter

Last month I mentioned that Jake Parker had launched a Kickstarter project to raise money to create a hard cover collection of some of his short stories. The estimated amount he’d need was $6,000. With one day left he’s raised over $77,000. If you haven’t checked out his work, I encourage you to do so. […]

Posted on: May 15, 2012,  Section: Cartoons, Fund Raisers, Comments: Comments Off on Jake Parker to pull in estimated $80,000 in Kickstarter

Harvey Pekar library statue fully funded

The Kickstarter project to fund a Harvey Pekar Library Statue has raised the $30,000 required and still has 13 more days. So far 667 people have donated.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2011,  Section: Fund Raisers, Comments: Comments Off on Harvey Pekar library statue fully funded

Toys for Tots fund-drive fails due to success

A cautionary tale for anyone wanting to use PayPal to raise money for charity: Cartoonist’s Toys for Tots funds denied Uriarte said he wished he could have been part of that effort, but his PayPal account was flagged after thousands poured in during the first 48 hours. As a standard precaution to guard against illegal […]

Posted on: Jan 3, 2011,  Section: Fund Raisers, Comments: 6 Comments

Center for Cartoon Studies asks for donations

The Center for Cartoon Studies is now in its 5th year and are soliciting donations to raise money for the school. All proceeds are tax deductible (the school is a non profit company.) The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) opened its doors to the inaugural class of twenty students in 2005. Many dedicated individuals, organizations, […]

Posted on: Dec 16, 2010,  Section: Fund Raisers, Comments: 30 Comments

Webcomics auction for the gulf coast has begun

Back in June I reported that several webcomic creators were planning on auctioning off original art to raise money for Gulf of Mexico clean up and restoration efforts. The auction for those originals is now underway. As of this posting, the most sought after original is from Kate Beaton’s Hark! a Vagrant. Auction ends July […]

Posted on: Jul 8, 2010,  Section: Auctions, Fund Raisers, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Webcomics auction for the gulf coast has begun

Tony’s fundraiser $1.8k short; 55 hours to go

All About You creator Tony Murphy is raising money to create a weekly comic-strip broadsheet titled “Coffee Talk” to be distributed in coffee shops and cafes. As of tonight, he’s just shy of $1,800 (read back stories here and here). So he’s had 72 contributors that have raised $3,706. If you’re inclined to support Tony, […]

Posted on: Jun 21, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Fund Raisers, Comments: Comments Off on Tony’s fundraiser $1.8k short; 55 hours to go

Tony Murphy’s Coffee Talk mockups online

Last week I reported that It’s All About You creator Tony Murphy had launched a fundraiser to launch a weekly comic-strip broadsheet titled Coffee Talk. Tony has raised over $1,000 of the $5,500 need thus far and has posted a mockup and masthead.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Fund Raisers, Comments: 3 Comments

Cartoonist to raise money for Gulf cleanup efforts

Fleen Guy’s Gary Tyrrell has news that several cartoonists are banding together to hold an auction of original art to raise money for Gulf of Mexico clean up and restoration efforts. Gary interviews Carly Monardo who is one of the main organizers. Fleen: Let’s start from the beginning – give us the 30 second version […]

Posted on: Jun 14, 2010,  Section: Fund Raisers, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist to raise money for Gulf cleanup efforts

Seven year old raises $8,500 drawing comics

Interesting feel-good story on Tonic.com about a seven year-old boy, Jonathan Krouse, whose grandmother is suffering from a neurodegenerative disease related to Alzheimer’s. To help raise money for the local Alzheimer’s Association, he drew and sold comic books. He raised a total of $8,530. Once Jon’s Comics was printed, he began selling it in front […]

Posted on: Jun 1, 2010,  Section: Comic Books, Fund Raisers, Comments: 2 Comments