Daryl Cagle kicks off an Indiegogo campain to raise money for Bill Day who lost his job with the Memphis Commercial Appeal back in 2009. Daryl added up Bill to his line-up of syndicated cartoonists in 2011. Now we learn that Bill is close to losing his home.
Our goal is to raise $35,000, to be paid as a “salary” to Bill to draw at least four editorial cartoons a week, every week, for an entire year. Bill’s cartoons cover national issues, everything from the Presidential election to Wall Street, the dysfunctional Congress and our corrupt political system. We’ll produce two eBook collections of his cartoons – “2012: A Year in Cartoons” and “2013: A Year in Cartoons” that will chronicle the events of the year through the spectrum of Bill’s sharp with and pen tips.
And if we’re able to raise more; $70,000 or $100,000, we will keep Bill working at the important job of drawing political cartoons for the next 2–3 years. All donated funds will be kept in a segregated fund for Bill’s salary; CagleCartoons.com will not share in any of it; all of the funds, after Indiegogo’s share and expenses, will go to Bill, in exchange for his commitment to continue his great work, and to provide the donors with great premiums, including Bill’s original artwork.