From Intelligent Collector:
In November 2020, Trudeau attempted the seemingly impossible: whittling down that mountain of strips to a mere handful that “proved defining and enduringly meaningful to him,” as The Washington Post noted upon its publication of Trudeau’s top 10. Among their estimable lot: strips about Watergate, women’s rights, onerous laws in Florida and Texas, AIDS, the war in Iraq, love and sex and death – and how all of this impacted the lives of those beloved characters of Trudeau’s creation.
Now Trudeau has partnered with Heritage Auctions to offer those 10 strips, along with an extensive character map and portraits (including the strip’s first two stars, B.D. and Mike) also done to celebrate the strip’s 50th anniversary, as NFTs, for the July 14 Doonesbury NFT Charity Showcase Auction. The sale of these NFTs, each with a print signed and numbered by Trudeau, will benefit the International Medical Corps’ work helping internally displaced persons and refugees affected by the war in Ukraine.
Trudeau was initially reluctant to mint these works as NFTs until discovering the “eco-friendly” Polygon network. As Digiconomist recently noted, Polygon “uses proof of stake, which can tremendously reduce the amount of energy required to run the underlying blockchain.”
Trudeau, Heritage Auctions and Doonesbury publisher Andrews McMeel Universal are donating 100 percent of the proceeds from this 17-lot auction to the IMC.
The Intelligent Collector article.
Heritage Auctions chats with Garry Trudeau.
The Doonesbury-Heritage Auctions bidding page.