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Heads Up: “Team Cul de Sac” art auctions now open for business!

The bidding at Heritage Auctions actually opened on 27 May 2012, so I’m a bit late with this, obviously — although RCN did feature information about the auction back on 17 November 2011 — but anyway, not to worry: you still have until 10 June 2012 to make a play for a beautiful work of original art like this one, entitled “Queen Alice in Wonderland,” by cartoonist David Clark:

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You can browse through the various Team Cul de Sac auction listings via this link.

From the official auction announcement:

Team Cul de Sac was created to honor Richard Thompson, creator of the award-winning comic strip, Cul de Sac, after his recent Parkinson’s disease diagnosis. Cartoonists, artists, illustrators, and animators have donated original artwork for this auction, with 100% of the proceeds benefitting the Michael J. Fox Foundation to support Parkinson┬╣s research. The auction ends June 10 at 10:00 p.m. The artwork is also collected in a book, Team Cul de Sac: Cartoonists Draw the Line at Parkinson’s (Andrews McMeel Publishing), to be published June 5, 2012. A portion of the proceeds from the book will also be directed to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

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Look Here, Read: A Cul de Sac Christmas Card

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The Cul de Sac Christmas Cards have been available since 28 November 2011. You can buy them at the Cul de Sac Shop, your official source for anything Otterloop! Of course, it’s too late now for you to order these in time for Christmas 2011. But since they’ll never go out of style, you will probably want stock up for 2012 and beyond!

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Heads Up: Team Cul de Sac welcomes Sergio Aragones!

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 Aragon├ęs 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!