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philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 13, 2013 - 12:44pm PT
Taking a lead from Jim Donini I am starting an independent thread on this to make it easier to keep track of.

OK here is the skinny on which philotoons are available as originals and which are available as signed prints only. All proceeds to go to Big Mike through his paypal account. I will cover shipping.
I know I am not as famous or collectible as Tami or Sheridan but as Locker keeps assuring me I am going to die and one day there won't be any more Philotoons to line bird cages with.
So please don't just steal these for free untill after I have croaked anyway. It is all for the good cause of helping a busted bro. I would and will do the same for any of you if and or when you were in need.


#1; Hoh Man. This appeared in Alpinist #27. Prints only the original is in the Ydpl8s collection.
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#2; Generic Crap Bivy. This is available as a signed print or as an original with a second 'toon, Bivy Excavation, on side B.
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#3; What do you mean no more rope? Available as a signed print or single original.
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#4; Sh#t and Pitch. Available as a signed print or an original two-fer with a side B 'toon called Butt Breath. pic posted later.
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#5; Tuna Can. Available as a single original or as a signed print.
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#6; Say What. Available as a two-fer original with Charmin Gully on the flip side or as a signed print.
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#7; Another fine mess. Available as a two-fer original with Philbert's Dilema on the flip side or as a signed print.
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The kidcormier graciously offered $25 for one signed print of Another Fine Mess.

#8; Philbert's dilema. Available as a two-fer original with Another Fine Mess on the flip side or as a signed print.
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#9;Hueco Thanx. This appeared in Alpinist #39. Available as a single original or signed print.
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#10; Cajun Style. Available as a single original or a signed print.
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#11; Indecent Exposure. This was the illustration for Matt Samat's story in Alpinist #31. Available as a single original or signed print.
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#12; Sleep Tight. Available as a signed print or single original.
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#13; Yin Yang aka Philbert's Dilema redux. This appeared in Alpinist #34. Available as a single original or a signed print.
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Signed prints are being offered at $10 each and/or 3 for $25. Though the kidcormier graciously offered $25 for a print of Another Fine Mess.

Originals should be auctioned for a fair amount more.




Here is my painting of the Painted Wall at Dawn in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.
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it dimensions are 22" X 28" and it is an original oil.

Bid $160 by Jim Brennan.

Current top bid for the Paintes Wall oil painting $170 by Bruce Kay.

Auction for the Black Canyon oil painting ends midnight Sun 3/17. Get yer bidz in.



I will keep the 'toon gig going indefinately for Mike or others.


You can use Mike's paypal account
m_cowper at yahoo dot com

OR send a cheque to MIke c/o
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Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 13, 2013 - 01:07pm PT
These toons are rad!! Bid em up boys!!
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 13, 2013 - 01:38pm PT
Many of these were printed in Robbie William's Black Canyon guide book. Others appeared in Alpinist magazine and other publications.
Here is the back story. Back in the 80s I took a two year teaching position in Texas. To keep my sanity I would sketch up these 'toons as remembrances of events and experiences then write a letter to the character involved and mail them. All those 'toons are based on real events from my days in the ditch. Many, many moons later the recipients graciously returned the originals to me for my collection. I have always loved sharing them even though that big bad meanie Tami has scolded be for giving them away. And I must admit that as an old stage performer addicted to the sound applause and a part time attention whore I really appreciate getting positive feedback for them. So the mostest postivest feedback you could give me now is to help Big Mike at this time.
Humor me, make me think my work is worth getting a broken brother back on his feet.
I know the struggle and hardship first hand. And I owe my life to those who came to my aid. I am just trying to pay it back or pay it forward in a manner fitting with this forum.

The goal is to go from this state
Credit: philo
to this.
Credit: philo

and I don't mean growing a grey beard. Unless you've been there it's hard to understand just how long and hard a road it is.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Mar 13, 2013 - 01:40pm PT
GOOD ONE. . . it's nice to see these offerings set apart from the other threads.

YAY!

Philo. . . I LOVE YOUR WORK!

oxoxo
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 13, 2013 - 03:06pm PT
Thanx eKat $10 to Big Mike and one can be all yours. XOXO :) :)

By the way all 'toons are 8.5 X 11".
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 13, 2013 - 04:11pm PT
If any one is still in contact with Fattrad let him know he can have the original of the Emperor Daftrat 'toon for a proper donation to the fundraiser. And Thank him most robustly for his generous donation of $500 to last years AAC Iranian Women's climbing exchange.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 13, 2013 - 04:22pm PT
Damn! Can't believe you have no takers Philo! For ten bucks I would buy a print of every single one of your toon's!!! Too bad it's my fundraiser!
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 13, 2013 - 04:26pm PT
Too bad it's my fundraiser!
Ya ya slacker. Get up off your broken back and get a job hippie. Then you could buy lots of them for the next whanker that gets wobbly.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Mar 13, 2013 - 04:33pm PT
If they weren't all bondage pics I'd consider it.

Where's the love for pebble wrestling?
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Mar 13, 2013 - 04:37pm PT
You should draw a unique toon for this. Just sayin'.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 13, 2013 - 04:39pm PT
Here ya go Wes. Put yer pocket where yer pebble.. er, uhm eh where's yer wallet pincher man?

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This is actually the title block to an in progress project. But I thought the timing was perfect.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Mar 13, 2013 - 05:08pm PT
I was thinking more along the lines of a little hottie casually strolling up her v8 warmup with a bunch of ass worshipers below, dogs sleeping on the pads, 3' tick marks, and the word "neoyce" somewhere in there... but it is a good start!
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 13, 2013 - 05:21pm PT
And you just gotta love Spot for the name of a Pad Person's pooch.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 13, 2013 - 05:22pm PT
Ya Philo, how about a big mike toon?? ;)

The pad people one is sweet too ;)
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 13, 2013 - 05:33pm PT
Hey I don't make fun of Gimps or Pollocks only Pollock Gimps..
Hankster

Social climber
Golden, CO
Mar 13, 2013 - 08:51pm PT
You know the painting I love, how much for that one?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 13, 2013 - 08:53pm PT
Good stuff Philo..
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 13, 2013 - 11:27pm PT
Hank if you are referring to Don Quixote that one is lost.
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Mar 13, 2013 - 11:38pm PT
$60 for a signed print of #8; Philbert's dilemma.

I'll PM you, philo.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2013 - 01:27am PT
Awesome Kunlun_shan.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 14, 2013 - 03:09am PT
$60 for a signed print of #8; Philbert's dilemma.

Heck ya!!!!

Thanks Kunlun_shan!!!

Edit confirmed!! The money is in the bank!! You rule dude! Thanks for the book too!!
Hankster

Social climber
Golden, CO
Mar 14, 2013 - 06:35pm PT
Hank if you are referring to Don Quixote that one is lost.

Ouch, very ouch. That was my favorite painting that I've ever seen.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2013 - 08:38pm PT
Thanks Hankster that is very kind of you to say. It isn't "LOST" in the literal sense but in the figurative. Julia has it and she is lost.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 15, 2013 - 10:59am PT
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Or maybe buy some old 'toons?
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 16, 2013 - 11:46am PT
Current top bid for the Paintes Wall oil painting $170 by Bruce Kay.
Thank you Bruce. Bidding runs till midnight this Sunday.
Get those bids in and spend it like Beckham..
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 17, 2013 - 10:15am PT
Bump for bids. Only 15 hours and 45 minutes of bidding time left for the oil painting.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 18, 2013 - 11:20am PT
Bruce Kay gets the Black Canyon oil painting for a top bid of $170.00 Thank you Bruce for helping Big Mike. :)
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