Bearman Charity Challenge 2010


It’s back!!  Last year, thanks to your efforts you cost me $336 to charity.  Once again I am issuing a challenge and this year I am going for $1000.

This year the first $500 raised will once again go to 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 need is great this time of year because people tend to donate more during the holidays.

Anything donated above $500 to the max $1000 will go to support the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati in their fundraising efforts.

I am issuing this challenge to help raise money.  I will donate the indicated amount for each thing that you do in the month of May:

  • $10 – For the first 20 cartoonists who send in a guest cartoon (see below for what I am looking for).
  • $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.
  • $5 $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 shopOR 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.
  • $2 – Follow me via TWITTER updates. (if you aren’t already)
  • $2 – Become a fan/like Beartoons on Facebook.

If you add me to your blog roll, add/upgrade your banner, include this challenge in a post, or start following me via twitter/facebook because of this 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.

Call for Cartoonists to provide Guest Cartoons

Taking some time off in June so looking for guest cartoons to fill the void.  Obviously I don’t have recurring characters but last years call to highlight your characters in new ways was well received.  So here is the challenge.  Replace the actor(s) in your favorite movie/television show with one or more of your characters.  Submissions can take the form of fake posters, single panel or strip.  Keep submissions within 600 pixels wide.  Here is just one example from the Family Guy (obviously doesn’t need to be that in depth).   If you need inspiration, check out my recent post on recreating 35 famous movie posters.

Thanks for your continued support.

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  1. Bo Lumpkin says:

    When you make it a challenge you really make it a challenge don’t you? Now I am going to have to sign up for facebooka and twitter and I had already been planning to make mention you in a blog. It is all for a good cause and I salute you for the good work you do.

    • Bearman says:

      Thanks Bo. As always, I appreciate all the support. Maybe do Mildred as Glady’s Kravitz from Bewitched.

      • Bo Lumpkin says:

        I don’t know diddley about Bewitched or Glady’s Kravitz. I am planning a complete reversal of what you do. You take real people and turn them into cartoons. I am going to take Buster and turn him into a real photograph. How will that work for you?

  2. George says:

    Oh, man! I can’t wait to see what I come up with for this year’s! I’m so excited!

  3. nursemyra says:

    I don’t use many networking outlets but I revived my facebook account long enough to “like” you. Is that the same as being a fan? I couldn’t see a “fan” button

  4. DadaHyena says:

    Ohhhh, a guilt trip, eh? Nice of you to take advantage of my Catholic upbringing!

    Challenge accepted. Look for a guest cartoon from me sometime soon!

  5. Count me in, Bearman. I’ve got so many ideas – now I just have to narrow them down (what to choose, what to choose …)! 🙂

  6. Friggin Loon says:

    Geez Bearman, how much will you donate if I delete you off my blogroll, Facebook and Twitter ? Just kidding, gosh!!!!! Foodbank is a great charity I shall see what I can do!

  7. Friggin Loon says:

    Blaahahaha Bearman you called my bluff 🙂 Anywho I have a few ideas….stay posted 🙂

  8. bschooled says:

    Great idea, Bearman. Will you be donating retroactively?

    I’m going to do a freestyle guest cartoon just for you. It will be just as good as my sculptures…maybe even better!

  9. Bo Lumpkin says:

    Just so you know, I finally registered on facebook and I clicked on your like you button. I also wrote a blog that mentioned you but I left home without putting it on my portable drive so I will post it Thursday on my Gatorhead site. All you people doing all these good deeds are causing me to do a bunch of stuff I should have already done. Thanks.

  10. Carlo says:

    Aw man, rough timing! But I’m a sucker for a good cause so you can count me in! 😉

  11. lynn says:

    okay, i really love this post! i’ve scoured through your items at whacksack and come up with an idea!! i’ll be back……….

  12. Corve says:

    OMG This is great!

  13. Darryll says:

    Great website! Thank you for being someone who is willing to spend the time and effort to raise money for worthy causes. While he doesn’t have Downs Syndrome, my son is severely physically and mentally disabled. We are in the process of trying to afford to build a house that will help us better attend to his needs. While I’m not an artist, I have tried to support our financial needs by taken a stab at writing a book that I hope will help us raise enough money to build. It’s called “My 70’s Book”…

  14. Sheila Deeth says:

    You certainly make a fun challenge. Does this mean I’ve been following you for a year?

    • Bearman says:

      I think you started last June in my last one after a call from Claire Collins who has since disappeared to become a book selling entrepeneur.

  15. Laura says:

    Well, You’re already on my blog roll and I already “liked” you on Facebook!! I guess I’ll have to feature you on a blog post tomorrow (friday) with a link to the charity drive! It’ll be there by 7, as you know!
    Great thing you’re doing!

  16. Laura says:

    My post is up!

  17. Ted says:

    Just started following on twitter! Thanks for the great example of creative marketing. Just goes to show you can kill two birds with one stone with the right solution.

  18. Just back from hols and sprinting around the blogosphere to catch up with friends. I will be back, as some buffoon once said, to spend your dosh for you!

  19. Roland says:

    Emailed you my comic submission!

  20. I definitely cost you at least $7 so far then with the add to my blogroll and the Facebook fanage. The food bank is an amazing service; I used to volunteer in Pittsburgh.

  21. I’ve put together a bit more stuff for your challenge, Bearman.
    I plan to post it Monday, so if you get a chance check it out then (guess I’m trying to take a few more bills out of your wallet, sir)! 🙂

  22. 25BAR says:

    gr8 initiative man!
    good luck!
    I’ve set up a new blog
    it’s all about bird photograpny

  23. David says:

    OK, Bearman, I’ve taken up the challenge (so to speak). The challenge is linkified!

  24. Jacki Dilley says:

    WOW! I ***love*** this!!!!! (Sorry for the capitals, but I was too excited).

    Every Thursday I blog about small steps towards working with others to create enough for everyone. You just gave me my next post ($10, ka-ching!). And I’m going to follow you on Twitter ($2, ka-ching!).

    More power (and traffic) to you!


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