The National Cartoonists Society Foundation is staging "Thanks + Giving," a unique auction of original artwork, with all proceeds going to help the devastated communities in Texas, Florida, Mexico, and especially Puerto Rico. More than 125 internationally-renowned creators (and me) have donated original artwork, including Patrick McDonnell (Mutts), Lynn Johnston (For Better or For Worse), Mort Walker (Beetle Bailey), Cathy Guisewite (Cathy), Al Jaffee (MAD Magazine), Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman (Zits), Rick Kirkman (Baby Blues), and many other well-known creators. Vintage comic strips and comic art will also be available to bid on. The address for the week-long auction which ends Thursday, Nov. 30th is: www.HA.com/NCS This is a rare chance for fans of comics and collectors of comic art to obtain a unique piece of memorabilia, and at the same time give aid and comfort to those who still desperately need help. All proceeds will be sent to Direct Relief.