Comic artist receives letter demanding $20,000 from lawyer for libel; draws comic, raises nearly $100,000 and gives money to charity instead.
Above: the comic by Inman that resulted in a $20,000 letter from a lawyer representing FunnyJunk.
Source: Ars Technica
FunnyJunk made its decision—to target Inman with a lawyer and perhaps a lawsuit should he fail to comply—and Inman made his. His plan was to raise the money requested by FunnyJunk, take a photo of it, and mail the photo of the cash along with the pic of Carreon’s (purported) mother seducing a rather complacent-looking bear. The actual cash would be split evenly and sent to the National Wildlife Federation and the American Cancer Society. (“Think of the sexy bears!” said the donation button. “Think of the shitty cancer!”)
Though Inman gave himself two weeks to raise the money, Operation BearLove Good, Cancer Badblew through its goal. “Holy shit $20,000 in 64 minutes!” wrote Inman as people funded him in an hour. “YOU PEOPLE ARE AMAZING.”