Seems like May is my month this year for causes. Today is about Parkinson’s Disease. Richard Thompson is the award winning cartoonist behind the syndicated strip Cul de Sac. Upon learning that Richard was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s, his friend Chris Sparks started learning about the disorder and reached out to his cartoonist/artist brethren to help. The culmination is the book Team Cul de Sac – Cartoonists Draw the Line at Parkinson’s, with each cartoonist using Cul de Sac as an inspiration for their drawing. You can preorder the book here. Proceeds will benefit
What is more amazing is the who’s who of who stepped. Dawn Griffin (Zorphbert and Fred) , Mort Walker (Beetle Bailey), Jim Borgman (Zits), John Rose (Snuffy Smith). But the biggest name being talked about is Bill Watterson of Calvin and Hobbes fame. Here is his donated work:
Watterson hasn’t publicly released any of his artwork since 1995 when he gave up doing Calvin and Hobbes. (And no he doesn’t endorse the Calvin pissing on Ford decals that are all over the place) You can own the original artwork in an Auction currently going on until June 10 by Heritage Auctions. Most are currently in the under $50 range so far but the Watterson painting is leading the pack at $2600. Proceeds of book and auction will benefit the Michael J Fox Foundation.