I appreciate Maki's decision not to name the staffer who did the outreach to cartoonists. I'm the one who asked him to do so, and we didn't approach that in the right way. In my mind, I was thinking that the cartoonists who were contacted would indeed be people who could spread the word among their fans who might not be cartoonists, and who might not be looking for income, but would be looking to have fun and win a contest. I saw it like students entering a science fair, who might win a prize, but would also enjoy and learn from participating. Clearly, our outreach efforts were perceived as an attempt to recruit professional artists to bid for jobs by doing some or all of the work in advance, with no expectation of payment should their work not be selected. My bad.