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April 2, 2017

Comics By Request: People, Places In Need Of Funding

By Tom Spurgeon

image* the writer Peter David has added a GoFundMe element to his back-taxes plea, supplementing a mail-me effort announced on Friday. People will have all sorts of opinions about an ask like that one, many of them negative. Some of you have e-mailed the site. I understand that. My take is to try to meet people at their point of need. I don't question why anyone is asking. I don't question why anyone might decline to help. I also feel some of those asks are really begging we talk about them a few months after the fact. I hope we talk about this one, and the need for freelancers to have rock-solid strategies concerning this element of their finances. I am no better than anyone else on these matters.

* there are a bunch of solid, recognizable names with comics in various stages of being crowdfunded: Jen Vaughn (right near the end of hers), Bart Sears, David Willis, Ryan K. Lindsay and Vera Greentea.

* finally, the group project Everything Will Be Okay and the No Small Plans book from Chicago Architecture Foundation look interesting to me.
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