8/15/22 — Sorry, this one has sold. (Thanks, Blake, and congratulations on your first NFT.) I expect to put another drawing up for sale here later next week —Keep an eye out for it.
I recently drew this cartoon about China’s tantrum over Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan –and the original art is for sale.
I almost never sell my original art and I haven’t tried selling originals online before, so I thought I would give it a test and see what happens with this one. One reason I don’t sell originals is that my drawings don’t look like what you would expect from looking at the finished cartoon. I draw in pencil, with a hard black line on vellum, then I scan the drawing as line art and add color in Photoshop. People usually think I draw in ink. Here’s what the original looks like …
I also draw bigger than most cartoonists. I placed a ruler on the drawing to show the scale. My paper is 14″ x 17″. Some cartoonists draw so neatly in ink that it is hard to tell if the drawing is an original or a copy – with a pencil drawing, an original looks like an original. I like the look and feel of pencil, and I draw with a pencil like it is ink. A pencil drawing looks great in a frame!
This cartoon was reprinted in lots of newspapers. I guess people like panda bears.
So here’s the deal, if anyone wants this rare Daryl Cagle original, the price is only $300.00, and $35.00 shipping and handling mailed to an address in the USA, plus sales tax if you’re located in California. Email me or call (805) 969-2829 for payment information and to give me your delivery info. Shipping will cost more to a foreign address. What a deal!
If you’re the one, lucky purchaser, you’ll also get a nice, signed color print of the final art, a high resolution jpg file so you can print it out yourself however you like, and an NFT! The NFT consists of wording confirming the non-exclusive copyright license of personal reproduction rights and the bragging right that you own the NFT for this cartoon. There’s no crypto currency or blockchain to hassle with; an NFT only consists of wording that licenses an image. And I’m happy to inscribe wording that you like on the original and print –in beautiful, matching, pencil.
So, this is a test. Lets see what happens! Come buy an original editorial cartoon!