If you’ve spent any time on Twitter or Facebook recently you’ve probably seen some of the many ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos being posted by celebrities and non-celebrities alike in which someone dumps a bucket of ice water on his or her head and then challenges 3-4 friends to do the same, all toward the goals of increasing awareness about ALS and encouraging donations. Well, it finally caught up to me and I done got challenged. Twice. First came the video challenge from my syndicate editor Shena Wolf, then the next day cartoonist Scott Kurtz went all meta and had his character Skull challenge Jason Fox in his PVP comic strip. So I did this cartoon. Hopefully it meets with both Shena and Scott’s approval.
As for my challenging others, I’m going to challenge any cartoonists who haven’t already dumped ice on their head, to do their own cartoon versions of the challenge. No pressure, but if you have the time and inclination, it’s for a good cause and I suspect your fans will enjoy it.
For more info about ALS and the Ice Bucket Challenge, visit www.alsa.org.