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Congrat's on your win. It's a good one! I have the book. Preordered. It's wonderful.

Brian Fies

That's funny: you beat me on the Bell-Lundy piece. Sorry if I unintentionally drove up the price for you.

I just posted my own auction post-mortem(brianfies.blogspot.com) before reading yours but yours is better so I'll go back and add a link sending readers here. Thanks for supporting the Team!

Mike Peterson

They should go to your blog for the math lesson, however, Brian. I seem to have misplaced my protractor again.

Oh, and yours was one of the pieces upon which I increased the bid, though, by the end, it was clear I wasn't the only person who took a nibble. Nice going!

And, yes, Jan, I'm hearing a lot of surprise and delight from people who I suspect ordered the book to be good guys and found they would have really wanted it anyway. Nice when it works out like that.


I had bid on the Kesel and Langridge pieces early on, but was soon out-priced.

But, as said, good for the charity and I'll have them all in the book and as jpegs.

Mike Peterson

Exactly. The more bidders the better. And if you get the book and then just tote it with you to various places, you could end up with a pretty nice set of autographs of the contributors.

Neil J Murphy

"...he could have run it as a normal "Pearls Before Swine" with no other intention and it would have qualified as a good PBS strip."

This WAS a regular PBS strip, from October 15th of last year: http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2011/10/15

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