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Ailing 'Ghostbusters' artist gives bird to cancer

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  • Artist Michael Gross, who is battling cancer, has decided to use his and the work of other artists to raise money in his fight against cancer.

      Artist Michael Gross, who is battling cancer, has decided to use his and the work of other artists to raise money in his fight against cancer.
    Associated Press

 
By John Rogers
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Michael Gross says he was just having a little fun with his students when he gave them the assignment to draw a hand with a raised middle finger.

After the artist who created the "Ghostbusters" logo saw the result, he realized it perfectly summed up his feelings about the cancer that's killing him.

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So Gross began "Flip Cancer," soliciting dozens of artist friends to draw hands with raised middle fingers. He plans to sell them and give the money to anti-cancer programs.

It's an effort in keeping with Gross' offbeat sense of humor

He was the art director, after all, who put a dog on the cover of National Lampoon magazine with a gun to its head and the words "If You Don't Buy This Magazine, We'll Kill This Dog"

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