Missed It: Best Wishes To Mike Grell On A Speedy Recovery
A few of you e-mailed this health update from the industry veteran Mike Grell about some recent health issues; thank you, and my apologies if some big site of which I'm unaware popularized this link ahead of me (usually when I get a bunch of e-mails, that means someone else had it first). It looks like Grell has canceled one appearance but not others, which is a good sign.
One of the scary things about health care issues as yet another generation of cartoonists and comics-makers and industry people move forward is that so many folks are doing so without health insurance. While this unfortunate circumstance usually manifests itself in terms of the costs involved by a lengthy stay for some reason or another, Grell becoming mysteriously sick from a minor incident underlines another worry. Access to health insurance makes those that have it much more inclined to get immediate care for minor things. This isn't exactly what happened to Grell, as it looks like he got hit hard and then his doctors scrambled to find out why, but in a lot of similar cases you're talking a wound or a bite that gets worse and worse as the person who has it worries about being able to pay for a doctor's visit.