Writer Clifford Meth made a post to his blog around a week ago, in which he detailed a message he’d received from inker Jim Sanders III. Following a failed kidney transplant, Sanders has been struggling with several health condition and financially. Today, in response to this, Meth and the Inkwell Awards’ Bob Almond have set up an Ebay auction on behalf of Sanders, hoping to raise money so he can get back to doing what he wants to be doing – inking and working.


Sanders’ initial message reads:

Right now my health and living situation keeps me from doing much. I went from child to child’s home over the last 2 yrs; now in a cheap hotel and broke… Last November, they told me my kidney transplant had failed and I have been on kidney dialysis 3 times a week since. In February our youngest daughter, Jane, who was 21, died from a condition commonly associated with the spina bifida she had… This past weekend I was admitted to the hospital because I couldn’t breathe and found out I had congestive heart failure on top of everything else. These last 12 months have been, by far, the worst year of my life.

Hero Initiative helped me thru a 7 month unemployment stretch 5 or 6 yrs ago, as well as buying us a van for Jane for her appointments, so when I went to them about a year and a half ago when everything went south, they said that they had to help new clients since their funding was low, which I totally understand. If you can help every little bit helps. My paypal is [email protected] Thank you for answering me and taking the time to talk. It’s frustrating when you see that someone saw your message and they don’t answer back. It makes me feel like I am beneath contempt. Be well an be blessed. JIM SANDERS III

If you can, please go take a look at the Ebay auction, featuring original art from people like Cully Hamner and Brian Postman, amongst other pieces.


  1. I don’t know Jim, but I’m glad there is a comics community to reach out and help him; I’ll certainly be part of that.

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