Bearman Cartoons Charity Challenge 2013

Empty Bearman's Pockets in the 2013 Bearman Cartoons Charity ChallengeYes it is that time of year once again.  The Bearman Cartoons Charity Challenge, where you do stuff and I donate money to worthy charities.  I have been extremely fortunate that both my wife and I are gainfully employed during this tough economic times so I am upping the ante this year.

This is the Fifth Year I have done this so far donating $2806 ($336 in 2009, $630 in 2010, $690 in 2011, $1150 in 2012) and it will run until the end of May.

Many of you know that I do this challenge each year to raise awareness of my blog while giving money to charities who need it.  Historically, this has been the majority of my advertising budget for the year so if you enjoy Bearman Cartoons, please help by spreading the word on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, etc and/or thumbing up on StumbleUpon or Reddit.

I have decided that this year I will divide evenly the amount of money donated between three charities up to $1500.  The fact that we hit the goal last year made me want to do more this year:

The first being the  Cincinnati FreeStore Foodbank. This charity does great things not only to feed those in need but also to help families get back on their feet in other ways.

The second charity is the Brandon C Gromada Head and Neck Cancer Foundation.   Many of you know that my friend Brandon passed away last year leaving his wife and six month old daughter.  His family set up this foundation to direct funds to research for better treatments.  This rare type of cancer also took the life of one of Brandon’s idols almost one year ago today – Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys.

And the third is of course one of my favorite charities,  Crayons to Computers.  It is a free store for teachers allowing them to stock up on school and art supplies for their students/classrooms.

But that is not all.   Once again, I am going to match dollar for dollar anything you donate to Crayons to Computers up to a max $500.  When donating just make it in Honor of Bearman Cartoons and they will know how to notify me.   So that is $2000 of my own money I am will to put up to get the word out about these causes.

I will donate the indicated amount for each thing that you do in the month of May:

  • $10 – For any cartoonists who uses ME in a cartoon in their strip.  Use “BEARMAN” somewhere in the toon.  Maybe it’s a character’s name, a name on a bar sign in the background, integrating my green haired gravatar into a background character or even loosely as “Check out that Bear, man!”  Be sure to link back to this post so I know to include you in my tally.   I know some of you work with a buffer so if you plan to post after May just contact me and let me know and I will add it to the list.
  • $5 – Add to your blog roll (for those who don’t already have it)
  • $5 – Add a Bearman Cartoons Banner Ad (found here) on your site or if you already have one upgrade to a larger size.  Link it to
  • $10 – Blog about my challenge to your readers and link back to this entry in your post –
  • $5 – Send a picture of yourself wearing a t-shirt from our shop OR send a picture that showcases that you are a BEARMANiac. Photos will be showcased in weekly updates and also appear ongoing in the BEARMANia section.    See below for my favorite fan pic from Lynn.
  • $1 – Circle/Follow me on Google Plus –   Currently I have 29,130 followers.

If you add me to your blog roll, add/upgrade your banner, include this challenge in a post, please indicate in the comments. I’ll post a weekly update of the money raised and who did what to raise the money with links back to your site if applicable.

Thanks for your continued support.

Ladies love BEARMAN

About Bearman Cartoons

Previous/Next Posts

66 Responses to “Bearman Cartoons Charity Challenge 2013”

Read below or add a comment...

  1. Comedy Plus says:

    I remember this from last year. Way cool thing to do. You’re still on my sidebar and I’ve following you on Google+. I’ll see what else I can do when I’m not so busy.

    Have a terrific day. 🙂

  2. George says:

    I’m on the job, B! Just posted on FB (although, I don’t believe there are any “rewards” for my having done so, but I was glad to spread the word anyway). I will see what I else I can do to pitch in. Spending your vast inheritance is part of my yearly pleasures (as is bathing). Good luck, man!

  3. Nate Fakes says:

    Dang, like George, I’m on it right out of the gate as well! Got you posted on Facebook and shared on G+. But, I’ll try to do more. Good luck, sir!

  4. I’m going to try my hand at a mugging of my own. 🙂

  5. Binky says:

    I should have remembered to take you off my blogroll and de-friend & de-follow you so I could redo all that and make you pay again.

  6. Andro says:

    Okay so bearing in mind that I failed to finish my A to Z Challenge this year I am now devising ways of making you shell out big time over the month of May, I think that I will call it ‘My Green Haired Zombie Challenge’ and hope that I can fulfil all within the month, I do hope that your cash holds out as I can see this being a busy time for your wallet 🙂 lol

    No Moths were harmed in this statement…

    Have a fun Wednesday and may I just say how very
    generous you are to these charities Bearman, it is
    a fine gesture indeed 🙂

    • Bearman says:

      Thanks Andro. I love how my regulars come together to support this every year

      • Andro says:

        I have added a side-bar banner and an extra page cartoon my good friend so hopefully there will be some extra visitors calling into to your Space, you know, sort of syphoning your wallet so to speak 🙂 Have a great rest of weekend and keep up the great work 🙂


  7. Bill Murphy says:

    Shared on Google+.
    Didn’t bother on Facebook since you’re already friends with all of my friends. 😉

  8. Mark Stokes says:

    Looking forward to another challenging year, Bearman!

  9. I’d love to come up with a vaguely related image for you, but it might be a challenge at the moment (would it count if I turn a picture of a perpetual blue-screen into a green one?)! *grumble grumble grumble* Anyway, my options are a bit limited at the moment, but I’ll try to figure something out…
    because, seriously, a great thing you are doing here, B.

  10. frigginloon says:

    Are you broke yet?

  11. duncanr says:

    All right Bearman – cough up 😆

  12. Rudy says:

    Added you to my blogroll and posted you on FB. I’ll likely do a blog about it this week sometime. Love, Love, LOVE that you are doing this!

  13. Cha says:

    Bearman Cartoons Banner Ad = added!!!
    I’m really happy to see there are still generous people on this planet!
    This is a beautiful project. 🙂

  14. Bearman, it is a privilege to again help spread the word! Posted a piece today on YoYo-Dyne directing my readers to your wonderful project.
    May all of your wishes come true and may your unselfish works continue to inspire others!

  15. El Guapo says:

    I’ll link back when I start posting again in a few weeks.
    Rock on!

  16. I’ve accepted your challenge in order to raise money for the Brandon C. Gromada Head & Neck Cancer Foundation! Thank you so much for including his foundation in your fundraiser.

    Brandon’s Aunt Marti
    Marti Kerkhoff Wallace

    • Bearman says:

      Well $10 for the blog post and another $5 for adding me to the blog roll. Thanks so much Marti. Which we didn’t have to do this but I am glad to be trying to support Brandon’s memory

  17. Very cool! I hope it’s all right that I thought I’d pitch in on the effort to empty your pockets for charity.

  18. Tony McGurk says:

    Well now that I’m back cartooning after my extensive break I will try & include your green haired self in a comic. This is a good thing you do kind hearted guy

    • Bearman says:

      Thanks Tony. You changed your mind huh. Who would have thought given you have stayed with the same URL and blogging service forever hahahahahah

  19. Julian says:


    This is a wonderful idea and I wish you the best of luck. I have added you to my newly created blogroll at I also added a blog post.


    • Bearman says:

      Awesome. Thanks so much Julian. $5 for the blog roll and $10 for the blog post.

      Send me a 125×125 banner and I would be happy to return the favor

  20. Howard says:

    I’ve added you to my weekly comic strip “The Funnies”

  21. Cuz I'm Joe says:

    Bearman is in today’s Control Your Offspring.

    Bearman will give till it hurts

  22. Oh lovely my next cartoon post is going to rob you of all money you have 🙂

  23. Binky says:

    Okay, my post mentioning your challenge has finally been posted:

  24. Dave says:

    Woops, I told you I did this on Google Plus. I just noticed at the bottom of the post about telling you here.

    I added you to my brand spanking new blogroll today. 🙂


  1. […] make a difference to this cold, cruel world and also send Bearman to the cleaners, just click here Beartoons and follow the […]

  2. […] forget, the Charity Challenge continues through May.  Thanks for all that have participated so […]

  3. […] Week one of the Charity Challenge is rocking.  Thanks to all who have been involved.  If you want to get involved, since it goes through the end of the month, please go here for more information. […]

  4. […] match your donation for a specified amount. That’s the way I understand it. Check it out: Bearman Cartoons Charity Challenge. Now go and empty Bearman’s […]

  5. […] My good friend Bearman at is doing his yearly Charity Challenge. […]

  6. […] Bearman Cartoons Charity Challenge 2013 […]

  7. […] I was reading an awesome interview over at Don’t Pick the Flowers about my pal, Bearman, and about his annual Charity Challenge. […]

  8. […] Kudos, to Bearman Cartoons for continuing his annual charity drive.  I thought I was being all clever by coming up with the Bearman Bar and Grille when I went back […]

  9. […] You can help empty Bearman’s from empty is pockets this month for very worthy causes,  and it will not cost you anything.  You can read all about it here. […]

  10. […] Charity Challenge time! Help break the bank of Bearman for a great cause! […]

  11. […] green-haired avatar… and his annual charity challenge! If you haven’t already, please click here to find out how Bearman is once again donating his very own green to some great charities […]

Previous/Next Posts