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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 founder and owner of Cagle Cartoons, Inc. He is one of the most widely published editorial cartoonists and is also the editor of The Cagle Post.