Ernie and Friends Poster. $75 plus shipping in a mailing tube (19 by 13.25 inches)
In 2008, 25 were printed on quality paper (heavy and glossy). Five (5) are left.
The print will be numbered in the order received (20, 21, 22 etc.) and I will sign it. If you would like some special message I will do that.
But without the border. Another difference is that the “B” (Bayonne High School) doesn’t appear on the poster. It took me 8 days to draw it back in 2008. Lots of characters. You might remember that the original is one of the pieces on my cartoon wall. Here is a photo that I just took of them. That shiny part in the upper right corner is from reflections on the wrapping. This is the drawing that I use as the cover on the strip collections.
Neckties. $100 plus shipping (Hey, I’m retired and need the money)
These are from about 25 years ago. Only 1 blue and two green ties are left. Notice the two different patterns. Notice that the piranhas on the ties are the same ones that swim across the top of my blog.
Silk Screens. $75 plus shipping
These are silk screens used to print t-shirts. I have about 6 of each.
*Sid Screen (14.25 by 15 inches)
The first Sid t-shirts were made in 1989.
* Nixon Screen (16 by 18.25 inches)
The Nixon t-shirt was from 1998, at least that’s what it says on the copyright notice. I drew it in 1990, and the story was never printed. It features Richard Nixon. It will be in a future collection. Here’s the strip:
Here is the silk screen:
My new collection of Single panel magazine cartoons will probably be available on the 24th, this coming Monday. I’ll also clean up this page to make it easier to figure out what’s going on here.
Here’s the best link for the latest daily collections, 1995-1998 and 1999-2000. Go to Lulu.com and search for Bud Grace. The books should pop up. And they are 25% cheaper than Amazon charges.
Currently there are five book collections of strips available. The first three, 1995-1996. 2003-2004 and 2009-2010 are available through Amazon. They cost ten bucks each are in a 8.5 x 8.5 format. You can order them through Amazon. Here’s a link.
All five collections contain all the published daily strips from those years plus some extras that didn’t make it past the editors.
If you would like me to autograph a book, package it up and send it to me. Include a stamped self-addressed return package. I don’t know how that would work for foreign countries. If you find out, let me know and I’ll pass it on. I’ll be glad to sign it and return it. If I get too many requests I’ll have to try something else.
Here’s a sample page from Ernie and the Piranha Club 1999-2000:
Here’s a sample page from Ernie and the Piranha Club 1995-1996:
Here’s a sample page from Ernie and the Piranha Club 1997-1998:
Here’s a sample page from Ernie and the Piranha Club 2003-2004:
Here’s a sample page from Ernie and the Piranha Club 2009-2010:
I see that the old Ernie Out of Control book is listed On Amazon as well. I know nothing about that, and I get no revenue from it.
There is also a collection of many of my old single panel cartoons on Amazon titled Guess Who Got Lucky. It contains over 130 cartoons. This one isn’t for the kids. Here’s a sample:
Original Comic Strips
If you would like to buy and original Ernie/Piranha Club (It’s called Piranha Club in the U.S. and Canada and Ernie elsewhere), I still have strips from mid 2015 and later. The dailies sell for $120 and the Sundays for $150, plus the cost of shipping. They’re drawn on two ply Strathmore Bristol board with India ink. Go to my Home page and use the email link to contact me. The rest have been archived in the Louvre. Actually, they’re at Ohio State University. If I have to retrieve them from the Ohio State University Archives, I will have to charge $150 and $200. There are also quite a few archived in the cartoon bank in Lund, Sweden.