The Cartoonist Studio Editorial Cartoon Contest continues and I made it to week THREE! Thanks to all for voting. Click the image above or here to go to the voting. You should do a search of “Bearman” and my cartoon will come up front and center and then vote. Some people were clicking the link and then accidentally voting on the first thing that popped up. Unfortunately no way to direct link to my cartoon. Again, as long as I stay in the contest, there will be two editorial cartoons a week to vote on – Mondays and Thursdays. Oh and you can vote multiple times in each round if you want (resets every six hours) until EOD Saturday.
Special shout out to Red at Momma’s Money Matters who has worked her butt off to get me votes from her friends/followers.
Today’s editorial cartoon is inspired by everyone’s favorite bus monitor, Karen Klein. Oh you haven’t seen the video of her getting bullied relentlessly by little shits? Here it is but be warned the language is harsh and your blood pressure may rise.
And the web reacted. Someone started a campaign on Indiegogo to raise $10,000 for Karen to be able to go on a vacation. As of today’s posting there is currently $664,398 donated. And Southwest Airlines offered to send her and 9 guests to Disneyland for a 3 day vacation. So of course the haters have to come out. Questions about whether as a bus monitor she was effective at her job. And more importantly, I predict you will now see this victim mentality that I ought to get compensated grossly for any wrong done to me. Hey Karen got hers, why can’t I get mine.
I also predict there will be some people that start staging sympathy videos in hopes of getting money. But I am a pessimist when it comes to people doing the right thing.
As you can see I have been busy in my free time between posting here and commenting on your sites by doing some random caricatures of followers. The incredible gif animation is courtesy of Dunken K. Bliths (find him on his webpage and his Google Plus profile)
Since I put the following offer out to my Google Plus followers, I wanted to do the same for my loyal commenters here.
Typically after I post a random caricature I get questions as to how much it costs to get caricature/mugging from a picture done
NOTHING Just ask to get on the list….however,
1. How often I do them is work/free time dependent, so there are no guarantees as to when/if I will ever get to you.
2. The more you engage with me and share my posts on G+ and my blog, the more I tend to favor you for a mugging (whether or not you ever asked)
3. If you get mugged and want to give me something in return (completely NOT necessary though several have been very gracious) you can either:
a. Donate to one of my favorite charities Crayons 2 Computers which helps makes sure teachers and students have the necessary supplies for school. You can donate any amount at http://www.crayons2computers.org/ in honor of Bearman Cartoons.
b. Buy something at my cafepress site http://wacksack.com
If you want to guarantee a spot in line, you can commission a caricature by sending me a request. Price will vary depending on complexity needed.
Every year in the United States, the charity organization Salvation Army has volunteers standing outside of grocery stores and retailers with a red kettle ringing their bell for patrons to donate. Sometimes I give, sometimes I don’t. There never is any rhyme or reason to when I do or don’t.
Last year I saw a client of mine out volunteering so I stood with her for ten minutes as she rang her bell. I noticed a strange phenomenon. Most of the people who made eye contact seemed to donate. However the vast majority chose not to donate and in doing would look down or away as they walked past. It was as if by looking at the volunteer as they went by they might get some sort of disease. I got to thinking that I have probably been guilty of the same thing.
So this year, I made a pledge that no matter if I was planning to donate or not that I would acknowledge every single kettler (I don’t know what they are called so that works for me) and give them a cheery “hello” ….as I then walk on by.
Remember, the first 10 blogs to add this site to their blog roll, I will donate $20 per to the Freestore Foodbank in Cincinnati.