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Make Local Artist Famous!!! Do It! - REPOST!!!


Your Votes Could Catapult a Local Artist to National Fame

Shelter dogs have amazing life stories.  From the tragedies in their lives to the joy of finding a forever home.  Local artist and shelter pet advocate Scott Davis features the day-to-day antics of his favorite dog, Sherlock in a comic strip that cuts to the heart of the simple joys that pets bring to our lives.  Well, now that comic is representing NC in an international competition and needs your help to move forward and win.

The contest is sponsored in part by Creators Syndicate, the organization behind the most creative cartooning talent in the world and the prize is a contract with the company.  The website where voting takes place ( was formed by some fantastic talent, including the artists behind Beatle Bailey and Baby Blues.  Simply put, winning this contest would put Scott Davis’ work in publications all around the globe.

Helping is simple and easy.  All you need to do is register online and vote up to 4 times a day for the comic…yep, that’s it! 
STEP ONE—Go to:  and click on the mini comic image to go to the voting page for Scott’s comic, SHERLOCK UNLEASHED.
STEP TWO—Click the “I Like It” button
STEP THREE—Log in (if you already have an account) or register (first time only and we promise no spam or annoying messages come your way)…write down your username and password in a safe place
STEP FOUR—Once your vote registers, you’ll see it mark the comic with a check mark and then it will tell you the time when you can cast another vote.  Remember to come back time and again and vote, vote, vote!

The strip receives up to 4 votes each day, from each voter, by people just like you.  And at the end of each week, the strips with the most votes move on to the next week of voting.  Think of it like Survivor or American Idol for a comic strip.  The contest runs for 10 weeks and at the end of 10 weeks a winner is crowned.  Pretty cool to think you could be part of such a neat prize for a local artist and our region, right?  So, what are you waiting for? 

If you love the joy that dogs and pets bring to our lives, take a few minutes to register and help the strip move ahead!  Every single vote counts and the race is close at the top.  Wouldn’t it be great to have a local artist showcased in newspapers around the globe?  Especially with a strip that features other local furry friends and gives even more attention to our fantastic region?

Say It. Just say It.

The gift of a kind word is known by every human who but ponders the thought. Yet we too often withhold even the simplest of gentle utterances from those who deserve it. Why?

Today, I ask you to join me in speaking kindness to others. Thank someone. Compliment someone sincerely. Be kind in word, today. Say it. Just say it.

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