Funded! This project was successfully funded on December 5, 2011.

Update #25

Tomorrow's the Big Day!

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The whole sculpture and desk is installed, hidden under an enormous multicolored parachute, waiting for the big reveal tomorrow at 2:00 PM at the Cleveland Hts-University Hts Public Library.  

I'm not posting any more videos or photos until after the event.  This is called "building dramatic tension" or Joyce is too damn  wiped out to tinker with Windows Live Movie Maker tonight.

My background, before comics, was in theater so if any of you want to send (please, not flowers) opening night "telegrams" or best wishes to the amazing team of artists and artisans who pulled this all together, please upload here and I'll pass your messages along.

And make sure to pat yourselves on the back as well because YOU are the folk who made this happen.

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      Creator Krysta Wyatt on October 15, 2012

      Hello Joyce and artists,

      I was absolutely blown away by the Harvey Pekar Memorial Desk/Workspace/Nexus for Creativity that you unveiled yesterday. It is perfect: tasteful, humorous, playful, self-deprecating and meaningful all at once. You really pulled it off. Congratulations!

      Very best regards,
      Krysta Wyatt

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      Creator Dean Gray on October 14, 2012

      Congratulations to everyone involved, this is good news

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      Creator Theodore Naron on October 14, 2012

      Congratulations to the whole team!!!!

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      Creator Kathy Hanning on October 13, 2012

      Congratulations to Joyce, the artists, and all the backers for turning an idea, then a vision, into a work of art, that like the artist it honors, is unique, honest, and simply splendid.

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