Sunday, December 2, 2012

Leo Cullum: Report Card Consequences

Recently an original drawing for a 1992 New Yorker cartoon by the late Leo Cullum was sold on eBay. The artwork suffered the indignity of being repeatedly relisted  for progressively lower offering prices. After six tries, the art was eventually sold for just $203.50 postpaid, less than a third of the original $750 offering price. It is already framed, although it may need some new Plexiglass. The artwork itself appears to be in excellent condition.

Cullum was a superbly gifted cartoonist. Maybe this gag presents a little too much parental honesty to be ranked among his very funniest. Still, it is an extremely good buy at this price. As the seller correctly points out, you could pay more for a framed reproduction of this cartoon from the Cartoon Bank, at least in the largest size. What a weak gag cartoon market we have today!

Leo Cullum, "Your mother and I have seen your report card, and we've decided to distance ourselves from you."
Original Artwork for The New Yorker, December 21, 1992, page 102





Leo Cullum, eBay Winning Bid



Leo Cullum, "Your mother and I have seen your report card,
and we've decided to distance ourselves from you."
The New Yorker, December 21, 1992, page 102

Leo Cullum, "Your mother and I have seen your report card,
and we've decided to distance ourselves from you."
The New Yorker, December 21, 1992, page 102

Leo Cullum, Premium Giclee Print, The Cartoon Bank
http://www.condenaststore.com/-sp/Your-mother-and-I-have-seen-your-report-card-and-we-ve-decided-to-distan-New-Yorker-Cartoon-Prints_i8543285_.htm?AID=644589833

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