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About the 2011 Donation Drive

I skipped the donation drive last year. I spent quite a lot of time reflecting if the blog was the best use of my time. Quite honestly for several weeks I considered walking away – even going as far as researching how to sell the blog and writing a draft announcing that it was going up for sale. I’d say the turning point was on April 18 – the day the Pulitzers were announced. I posted the news and settled back into my day job when I received a text message from an editorial cartoonist I had met at the previous year’s AAEC convention. I was surprised to get his text because we hadn’t talked to since the convention. We exchanged a few messages regarding our opinions/observations about the announcement. The exchange made me realize once again the blog is a connection to a community and people that I cared about and I appreciated that someone from that community had reached out to me.

I’m sure you all have your own reasons why you visit regularly. It’s a news source, a community or the industry water cooler. For whatever reason you make this a regular read, I thank you for including the blog in your day.

If the blog is of any value to you, I’d appreciate it if you’d make a donation to help keep it going.

As in previous donation drives, I’ll list the names of those donors* on the home page along with a link to their website, book, or project. It’s a small token of appreciation.

Thank you all again.

Alan

* Donations by default are private. After donating you should arrive on a Thank You page where you can specify if you’d like me to mention your name. Once permission is granted, I’ll add your name and link to the homepage.

Community Comments

#1 John Platt
November/7/2011
@ 11:49 am

Alan, Have you considered designing official Daily Cartoonist merchandise, t shirts , mugs, mousepads, etc on Cafepress or Zazzle, I am sure many people who read this fantastic blog would buy an item or two

#2 Gerry Mooney
November/7/2011
@ 2:19 pm

Just sent you some money Alan, hope the funding drive works out for you!

#3 donna lewis
November/7/2011
@ 4:08 pm

You had me at ‘skipped’…..

Thanks for not driving. Money sent. Love your site and appreciate your persistence in caring what’s going on. :-)

#4 Bill Kellogg
November/7/2011
@ 4:19 pm

Thank you for doing what you do Alan. We appreciate it.

#5 Tom Racine
November/7/2011
@ 9:53 pm

Done and done! Wish I could do more for all you do. And for the record, I’d probably buy a DC t-shirt or mug. (And I grew up a Marvel guy, even!)

#6 Jonathan Mahood
November/8/2011
@ 12:27 am

Many thanks for all the work you put into this site Alan!

#7 donna lewis
November/8/2011
@ 2:55 pm

I’d buy a DC camisole….or feminine products holder.

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