Art For Stephan Pastis/Bill Watterson Collaboration Strips Raise Near $70K For Parkinson's Research
It was widely reported the last few days in a variety of places that the Heritage Auctions-run auctions for the collaborative strips by Bill Watterson and Stephan Pastis raised several thousand dollars for Parkinson's Research. There's a nice write-up here at Comic Riffs. I'm not sure exactly how the math works, but Heritage was donating half of their services-releated take to the chosen charity -- Team Cul De Sac -- as well. I believe that everything Team Cul De Sac raises goes to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
The three strips went to three different buyers, all of whom stayed anonymous. The top bid for the most lucrative auction was in the $30K neighborhood.
Watterson's return to providing art to a daily strip was one of the more fun stories of the year, and it's hard to imagine a finer outcome than this one.