March 27, 2013
Statues Of Cartoonists Alert: Bil Keane Fundraising Deadline
Comics fans and the good citizens of Paradise Valley, Arizona have until April 30 to raise the rest of the money necessary to fund a statue honoring the late Family Circus
cartoonist Bil Keane, this feature article notes
. There's a good photo of what is planned here
, which seems to stand against the claim the article that the family's mother is included. Here is the place to donate
. It doesn't sound all-the-way dire if the fundraising effort falls short -- it sounds like officials will just reload for another shot at it down the line, although one would guess that eventually the statue is either funded or not and the two-year anniversary of Keane's death on this November 8 sounds like a likely time when the whole thing will either be finished or reconsidered.
This site is all for statuary featuring cartoonists and/or their work, especially in this case where one might expected a much cheaper project involving painted footprints.
Keane lived in that area of the country for the bulk of his professional life.
posted 8:10 am PST
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