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China Tantrum for SALE –SOLD

I recently drew this cartoon about China’s tantrum over Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan –and the original art is for sale. What a deal!

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!





By Daryl Cagle

Daryl Cagle is the publisher of and owner of Cagle Cartoons, Inc, which which is a major distributor of editorial cartoons and columns to newspapers and digital publishers. See Daryl's blog at:, see his site at: get permission to reprint his cartoons at: