and the original Jeff MacNelly comic strip goes to…

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On October 30th, Alan Gardner, Editor of The Daily Cartoonist, announced he was starting an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for the site. One of the incentives, announced on November 4th, was an original Jeff MacNelly Shoe comic strip. I was sitting at my computer that morning working, and Anne was on her iPad reading Alan’s latest post about the availability of this incredible piece of art. The first person to offer up the asking price owned it. I remember mentioning to Anne how great it would be to have one of his originals, and then thinking there’s no way in my lifetime I ever will. *sigh*. A minute later, without me knowing,  Anne wandered off into the other room and promptly bought it. She gave it to me at Christmas. It’s one of the most incredible presents anyone has ever given me. Thank You, Anne! (and Alan)

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2 thoughts on “and the original Jeff MacNelly comic strip goes to…

  1. One would think y’all send one another free art out of professional courtesy, but I guess not. That should change. And I think there should be an occasional collaboration among peers for a Sunday strip, as Herriman and others did a hundred years ago. Original art for something like THAT would be priceless.

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