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January 13, 2014

Comics By Request: People, Projects In Need Of Funding

Tom Spurgeon

image* the Stan Sakai fundraising efforts remain ongoing, if emergence from the holiday has left you with an extra $5 you might want to apply to a bad situation facing one of our best cartoonists and finest arts-community members. They are also still accepting art for auction. You might need to poke around a bit -- I'm never quite sure on which day which paypal button works, but if there's a will there's a way and I think that cause is worth a second attempt if one is necessary. I was told over the holidays that $20,000-plus has already made its way to the Sakais, and I can now assure you this includes those that donated through CR when the linked-to site's paypal was down. So thank you.

* Dean Trippe's Something Terrible crowd-funding effort continues to return value to its participants well over the original asked-for amount.

* I'm not finding a bunch of stuff that jumps out at me or is notable name-wise just looking at the browse interface at places like IndieGoGo, but I assume with the holidays behind us you will start to see a surge of projects -- also with MoCCA and TCAF coming up in the Spring there should be people focusing their efforts there. I'm sure all of them represent someone's hopes and dreams, though.

* this also strikes me as a potentially fallow time of the year -- post-Christmas, pre-major cons season -- for a lot of standard fundraising-dependent comics organizations like CBLDF, Hero Initiative, the schools and the museums. Something to consider, anyway.
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