Seattle comic artist sends $200,000 insulton July 10, 2012 @ 6:38 am (Updated: 8:46 am - 8/22/12 )
has posted several pictures and a pointed message of the over $200,000 in cash his supporters raised for charity.
The controversy started about a year ago when the Fremont- based artist blasted humor aggregator site FunnyJunk for allowing uncredited images of his work. Nearly a year later, the site sued Inman for defamation and asked for $20,000 in damages.
That sparked a flurry of biting cartoons and tweets between Inman and media attorney Charles Carreon that become an Internet sensation. Instead of agreeing to settle the suit, Inman instead launched a campaign to raise $20,000 for charity, promising to send a picture of the money and a satirical cartoon of a man seducing a Kodiak bear.
Inman dubbed his fundraiser "Operation BearLove Good. Cancer Bad." He named the National Wildlife Federation and the American Cancer Society as beneficiaries, and raised $211,223.04.
To culminate the campaign, Inman got all the money in cash and has posted pictures of him posing with it along with several other shots that include some pointed messages to Carreon.
Carreon dropped the lawsuit last week.
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