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Great Danes star in Waverly man's cartoons


October 18, 2020

WAVERLY, Iowa (AP) — Dale "Toons" Santoiemma finds his Great Danes "strangely hilarious." So do his nearly 22,000 followers on Facebook and about 8,000 Instagram fans.

"It's a Dane Thing" -- that's what Santoiemma calls the daily Great Dane-centric comics he draws and posts as DaleToons. Now he's putting together a 150-page coffee table book featuring 300 drawings being released in February. The cartoonist has raised $87,000 to publish the book through a Kickstarter campaign in September.

"When I started the campaign, I hit my $15,000 goal in two and a half hours. It's crazy. I had no ide...

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