This cartoon (to the left) has been posted on quite a few blogs recently, and has now been put up for auction on E-Bay. The highest bidder is currently $1,725 USD and it still has about two and half days left.
It’s a 9.5”x3” original cartoon by Stephanie McMillan on a piece of printer paper, drawn with Micron and Faber-Castell Pitt pens, and has a little liquid paper used on it too. So even if the artist was quite famous, it would still be a very good price for a small black and white cartoon.
But it’s no ordinary cartoon. Here’s why I think the price will keep going up over the next couple days on Ebay.
1. It’s funny and cute
2. It discusses a cause that many women feel very passionate about
3. It went viral on the Internet, being shown on many popular websites like BoingBoing and Salon.com.
4. All the money from the auction will go to a couple selected charitable organizations.
I think people are naturally generous and sharing creatures. So if you give them a reason to be generous, they will give big. If you throw in a cartoon and the potential publicity that the purchase could generate, the sky is the limit.
If you feel like being generous and purchasing a funny little cartoon with Bill Napoli’s phone number on it, go place a bid on E-bay. Stephanie McMillan’s website can be found here too.