Team Cul de Sac is an online fundraising site that has been working since January 2011 to encourage cartoonists to donate original art made especially for a book about Parkinson’s awareness. The book is being produced in honour of the award-winning cartoonist-creator of the syndicated comic strip Cul de Sac, Richard Thompson, who on 16 July 2009 announced to the online community that he himself was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Part of the profits from the sale of the book will go to benefit the Michael J Fox Foundation (MJFF), and the original art will be auctioned as part of the fundraiser with all of auction money going to MJFF.
Many well-known cartoonists such as Mell Lazarus, Stephan Pastis, R. Sikoryak, Gary Trudeau, and Bill Watterson, have already donated wonderful collages, drawings, and paintings to the cause, but on Tuesday the amazing Sergio Aragonés stepped up to show everyone how it’s done:
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In addition to bidding on the various pieces of original artwork when they are put up for auction in the fourth quarter of this year and/or buying the book when it launches in May/June 2012, you can also support Team Cul de Sac and Parkinson’s research either through the purchase of a print or fanzine via the Team Cul de Sac blog or through the purchase of a custom Cul de Sac gift via Zazzle!