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June 23, 2019

Comics By Request: People, Projects In Need Of Funding

By Tom Spurgeon

* Dustin Harbin's smashed-face gofundme is beginning to seriously stall out at $55K of a $75K two-step ask. That's great that Dustin has received the help, and I hope he'll continue to move towards his goal. He's a nice man, a good artist, and that's a lousy circumstance. Please consider giving. As popular as Dustin is, that might establish an upper end for such asks in the future. I think there will also be some exploring of the subjects raised by the entire enterprise.

* I like the looks of this project with drawings of NYC, and others have, too. That seems to me a sizable ask for a single-volume book -- that's a number I'd affiliate with a series of books or an entire season -- but I don't know the ins-and-outs of publishing that well to make any sort of definitive statement there. People charge what they feel they can charge, and the core ask looks to be a $120 book. That doesn't seem like a lot of money lost between the lines. It's an art, deciding to support these things. I don't even know if the size of ask matters to people or not. I hope that money is spent well, and efficiently, but there are a lot of ways to do that.

* finally: Gary Dunaier could use your immediate help.
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