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May 10, 2007

Tom Artis Family In Need of Donations

This article paints one of the most depressing pictures I've ever seen about the financial situation facing the family of a sick and now deceased comic book artist, Tom Artis, who passed away recently in Illinois.

Friends of the family have set up an account for the family at a local bank, one of those things where they encourage you to walk in and make a contribution. In other words, it's not one of those things set up to take advantage of the Internet. But having just talked to the bank, you can also mail a check or money order in.

You can make the check out to:

The Tom TC Artis and Family Memorial Fund

You can send the check to:

Marine Bank
Attn: Gale Krueger
1401 North Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62702

Would you please consider doing so? Even just two, three, five bucks. I can't send much, either, but I'm going to send something.

I think there will be a whole lot of cartoonists in the next two decades that will be in need, and maybe there will be some talk between now and then about other, bigger things that can be done, but right now that's a family that's been through a lot that has a specific point of need where I think even the tiniest amount could be a help.

If anyone else wanted to write about this, that would be swell. If someone could bring that first link to the attention of the Hero Initiative people, I'd appreciate that, too. (Updated to Note that someone has indeed contacted the HI folks. Thanks!)
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