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Edison’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Edison has accepted Dustin’s Ice Bucket Challenge. I nominate my cartoon buddies Sarge from Beetle Bailey (Mort and Greg Walker) http://beetlebailey.com/ and Rob or Jill Kaplan from Pajama Diaries (Terri Libenson) http://pajamadiaries.com/

PLEASE, donate today! ALS CHALLENGE

This short video segment was created entirely by my daughter Katherine. I think she has a bright future in animation.
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Thank you, Netflix!

What do you do when you wake up at 5:00 a.m. with a great idea, but you don’t want to wake your lovely wife by getting up to grab the laptop? You grab the Netfilx envelope that happens to be within reach and write down your ideas. Fortunately a nub of a pencil happened to be in the vicinity as well.
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A rare peek into the past

My first comic strip was drawn with a Rapidograph. It was the only ink tool I had, and up to that point I hadn’t analyzed the work of other cartoonists to see what they were using. Eventually, I settled on a sable brush and Speedball ink. Drawing a comic strip with a brush turned out to be a lot more difficult than I ever imagined. I was like a toddler on roller skates. I had no control , and my lines wound up all over the place. I knew the results I wanted, so I stuck with it, and eventually got the hang of it.
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Edison Lee Perks on Kenosha Festival Of Cartooning Indiegogo!

I’ve dug around through my Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee ephemera and come up with King Features Sales Kits from the original 2006 launch to offer for the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning fundraising campaign on Indiegogo!

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The full color kit, with illustrations on the front and back covers as well as the inside front cover, is on 100 lb card stock with a pocket containing:
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Examples from way, way, way back in the archives

Several years ago I had the great honor of having my road to syndication story printed in several issues of John Read’s amazing “Stay Tooned” Magazine. In it, I shared examples of some of my first cartoon strips. I remember like yesterday creating these first comic strips. The year was 1991, and I created them very early in the morning in my basement studio. I used to put in a full day at my Chicago agency, come home and spend a few hours with my young son, and then head off to my basement studio and work until 2-3 a.m. Cartooning was a new found passion for me, and I couldn’t get enough of it. I had no idea where it was going to lead me, but at that point it really didn’t matter. Eventually, those late nights, coupled with the stress of my job, would catch up to me. I wound up getting mononucleosis, which put me out of commission for over 3 weeks. I did recover, and have since learned to temper my late night enthusiasm a little.
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