Via a reader, Librairie Astro, a popular comics shop in Montreal is running a GoFundMe campaign to help with tax bills. Announcement below. The economic climate for small business is always challenging but, since the recession of 2008, the challenges have gotten much harder. Small businesses in the City of Montreal are no exception and one store, […]
Peter David just launched via a plea for fan donations due to an $88,000 tax bill that stems back to some TV work he did many years ago. The IRS has been understaffed for a while, but they still have time to harass someone over a 20 year old tax debt. While my immediate advice to David […]
If you look on the categories of the Beat (I know, unlikely) you’ll see one for Cryptozoology – in the early days of this site, sightings of weird critters was one of our little hobbies and we often referred to the work of Loren Coleman, one of the world’s foremost cryptozoologists and the founder of […]
DC and IDW are teaming up for LOVE IS LOVE, a project spearheaded by writer Marc Andreyko intended to honor the victims of the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting. The result is an anthology with more than 100 stories and 200 creators on board, with all the proceeds going to victims, survivors, and their families […]
Last year, cartoonist and musician Geneviève Castrée Elverum was diagnosed with inoperable Stage Four pancreatic cancer just four months after giving birth to a daughter. She is only 34 years old. You can read about her case and what you can do to help at this GoFundMe organized by her husband. The campaign has already […]
At the ComicsPRO meeting this morning, it was just announced that the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is moving it’s offices from New York to Portland this year. The CBLDF, which is run by executive director Charles Brownstein, has been located in NYC for a decade, after moving from Northhampton, Mass. As with many people […]
Don Perlin drew a lot of great bronze age comics, including Ghost Rider and many more. And now, the artist, who is 86, is experiencing some health problems and could use some financial aid, as Clifford Meth reports. The campaign is already nearly reached its goal, but in this season of giving, you might want […]
I know you have bette rthigns to do on Christmas Eve than read the internet, but here’s a feel good story about actor Chris Pratt, who went along with singer Ciara and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson to visit Seattle Children’s Hospital, and he brought Baby Groot with him, and at least one sick youngster […]
The above Vader Down #1 variant with a Chip Zdarsky over, referencing the forbidden memory of Jaxxon the rabbit is one of the rarest of Marvel variant covers—one was available for every 4,999 issues ordered, so only a handful exist. One recently said at $3,739 eBay so it is apparently a legitimate rarity. On his […]
A new auction that runs until tomorrow features some tasty comics art and benefits both The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and the Saved Whiskers Rescue Organization. You get some great art and help free speech AND cats? How is this not the win of the year?
Dynamic Forces has teamed with the auction house Comic Link for the auction.