I love supporting artists. The best way to support them, I suppose, is to buy their art, but I don't have the cash to be throwing around, say $900 for a painting by an artist I love. So I buy a lot of prints and such. And El Rey art.
Dorothy Gambrell, who draws the webcomic Cat and Girl, has a Donation Derby. If you donate $5 or more, she'll draw a picture of how she spent your money and share it with the world. Self-selection of donation amount and personalization. It's a Fuzzy-dream-come-true. The picture for my donation showed up today.
I'm not sure I could be any happier -- my donation got spent on beer and music and a geeky discussion of beer bottle sizes. Whee!