Current bid, at the time of posting is $1,530 USD. so, in case you have some spare cash... Personally I would totally go for it, if i was, say, Paris Hilton or equivalent in cash funds.
The winner of the bid gets this:
The appearance in name and approximate drawn likeness, either as a 'supporting character' or more forthright personna, of the auction's 'winner' in an upcoming comic strip by the author/cartoonist, to appear sometime before the end of 2008 in serial (probably newspaper) form, and later to be reprinted in collected form at an unspecified, and probably quite alarmingly later, date."
"I'll be happy to send a signed copy of the strip in which the person appears (which will likely be in the local weekly newspaper) but only on the proviso that the person in question doesn't get mad or otherwise grow to despise me if their likeness is construed as satirical, incorrect, unflattering or in any way unliterary.
100% of the proceed goes to the First Amendment Project, a nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to protecting and promoting freedom of information, expression, and petition.
FAP is also having bids from other prominent authors to name a charactor in their upcoming book to the bid winner. Pretty interesting tac tic for fundraising.
via Boing Boing