December 16, 2013
Comics By Request: People, Projects In Need Of Funding
By Tom Spurgeon
* looks like longtime DC editor Bob Kahan's fundraiser
to stay in his current apartment has gone over its initial goal, although I can't imagine any additional funding wouldn't be put to good use. I don't know that the surge came from the comics community when people started posting about it late last week, but maybe so, and if so, good on comics.
* just a note: this might be just about the last day that a lot of cartoonists -- even struggling ones -- will be able to accept a Etsy order to get something to you by Christmas, as 1) they'd be fulfilling the order themselves, 2) many single-owner Etsy set-ups start to shut down this week because of holiday travel and/or similar plans. Two cartoonists with self-directed sales I've been tracking this holiday season are Gabby Schulz
and Tony Millionaire
* efforts to help Stan Sakai as he attempts to make up a home healthcare insurance gap remain ongoing
. Here's an even better link
with -- hooray! -- a working paypal button. I guess the art is coming in for their planned art auction and they report that initial donations have been forwarded to the Sakais.
* as far as I know, you can still support Mark Newgarden and Megan Montague Cash and their sale
to help pay off recent flooding damage.
* the Sequential Artists Workshop is seeking a few thousand dollars in support of its 2014 programs
. That one has a ton of time left, but it still feels to me like it's underperforming a bit, so please check it out.
* there are still some old-fashioned "make my dreams come true" crowd-funders going this holiday season: this Periscope Studios one
will likely meet its goal in the next 50 hours or so, but nothing is guaranteed and you might want to get in on that if only in a pre-order fashion. Here's one I ran last time from a very hopeful and insistent cartoonist
* finally, as will be the case this entire month, Dan Nadel continues his 50 percent off sale at PictureBox
as that company winds down the front-list part of its admirable life. There is so much great material
there, so if you're looking for a gift for yourself or for the hardcore art-comics fan in your life, have at it.
posted 1:25 am PST
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