Here’s my cartoon from this past April’s issue of Dollars and Sense. (Click on the cartoon to see a larger version.)
To tell you the truth, I can’t draw Darth’s helmet to save my life. So I turned to the awesome Bill Mudron, who could easily draw Darth’s helmet with a crayon clenched between his butt cheeks, although in this case I’m pretty sure Bill used his hands. I wrote and penciled the cartoon, and Bill inked it, drawing Darth and the backgrounds pretty much from scratch.
Since this is a health care cartoon, I thought it would make sense to auction it off to help someone pay for health care. Somewhere on the internet I ran into Connie Parrott‘s case; Connie is a type 1 diabetic who is trying to raise funds for needed medical equipment through the internet. Although I still haven’t met Connie, she and I have emailed, and she was willing to let me do the auction thing. Connie’s friend Ed Brayton, who blogs at Dispatches From the Culture Wars — a blog that, coincidentally, I’ve been reading for years (sometimes the internet is a very small place) — volunteered to help organize it.
So, anyway: The original art is being auctioned here on Ebay. You can find details (paper stock, image size, etc) over there.