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Stephan Pastis auctioning off original to benefit Haiti

Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis is auctioning off an original drawing of the Pearls characters on eBay with the proceeds to be donated to the Red Cross. Three days into the auction, the current bid is $1,300 with four days left.

From his blog:

Speaking of strips, I’m often asked if I sell my strips. I don’t. But every year or so, I do sell the occasional drawing for charity. (I’m not all evil. Only 90 percent.)

So I’ve gone ahead and drawn a picture of the entire Pearls cast (well, eight of them anyways…my hand got tired after awhile), which I’m now auctioning on Ebay. As of five minutes ago, it was yours for a mere $9, though I suspect that price may rise. All the proceeds from the auction will go to the Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund. To go to the auction, just click HERE.

And bid a lot. Because if I die, that drawing’s gonna go up in value. Oh sure, I’m young and it’s statistically improbable, but consider this:

I drive 160 miles per hour.

Community Comments

#1 Charles Brubaker
@ 4:28 pm

I have a drawing of Rat and Pig that Pastis drew for me back when the strip just started syndication.

I know what I’ll do when I gamble away all my money…

#2 Henry Clausner
@ 9:11 am

…Hey, I have a couple of relatives with those two names!

#3 Jason Nocera
@ 8:18 am

Wow, it’s over 2,000. That’s great. Perhaps he’ll reconsider not selling his originals – he could make some nice beer money.

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