Archive for June, 2012

Funny Business

Friday, June 15th, 2012

FUNNY BUSINESS: An Inside Look at the Art of Cartooning
Lyda Ely’s tribute to her mom, longtime Berndt Toast Gang member Susan Ely, will be re-broadcast on WNET – Channel 13 (PBS in NYC) this Saturday, June 16th at 2pm. The film covers Susan’s quest to become a New Yorker cartoonist and reveals what it takes by speaking with many of the magazine’s famous contributors (including a few BTGers!)

Team Cul de Sac auction results

Friday, June 15th, 2012

The Team Cul de Sac auction of original art  has raised $47,000 for Parkinson’s research. The first publicly seen art from Calvin and Hobbes creator, Bill Watterson, fetched over $13,000! Below are the top ten selling pieces:

1. Bill Watterson Petey Otterloop Painting $13,145.00

2. Stephan Pastis Alice Traps the Family Circus Kids Comic Strip $2,868.00

3. Richard Thompson Team Cul de Sac Cover Illustration $2,031.50

4. Patrick McDonnell Hand Colored Illustration $1,912.00

5. Patrick McDonnell Little Neuro’s Bed Illustration $1,792.50

6. R. Sikoryak Gouache Blue Period Illustration $1,314.50

7. Sergio Aragones Groo the Wanderer and Alice Illustration $836.50

8. Lincoln Pierce Otterloopy Comic Strip $776.75

9. Jim Davis Studios/Eric Reaves Petey and Alice Meet Charlie Brown Hand Colored Comic Strip $776.75

10. Mason Mastroianni Alice in Stone Illustration $507.88

Team Cul de Sac book signing tonight!

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

If you are near Arlington, VA tonight, Richard Thompson, Chris Sparks and a host of cartoonists will be signing the Team Cul de Sac book at:

One More Page Books
2200 N. Westmoreland Street #101
Arlington, VA 22213

Tell them I sent  you!

Team Cul de Sac Book and auction

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

The Team Cul de Sac book is now available! The book is a collaboration among many cartoonists to raise money for Parkinson’s disease. Richard Thompson, last year’s Reuben Award winner and creator of the wonderful comic strip “Cul de Sac,” was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. His friend and webmaster, Chris Sparks, set up Team Cul de Sac as part of the Michael J. Fox Foundation’s team efforts to raise money to fight this progressive and debilitating disease. It’s all here in the Washington Post.

You can buy the book here and on Amazon. If you buy it from Chris’ website you will get free shipping and $5 gets donated to the fund.

And the auction:

You can also buy the original art from the book here. There is work from Sergio Aragones, Mort Walker, Bill Watterson, Lynn Johnston, Cathy Guisewite and many others. This Heritage auction has only 9 hours to go so don’t wait. Make sure you look for my piece . . . hint, hint.