Leah Moore and her partner John Reppion have written some top notch comics for DC, Dynamite and many other publishers.
But now they are facing a huge challenge.
Moore suffered severe head trauma and brain injury while attending a music festival. The pictures are very disturbing. And freelance life being what it is – and with other family difficulties – a crowdfunding campaign has been set up to help them get through this.
Leah and John are comic book writers, who usually scrape by on caffeine and stress while creating wonderful art. Recently, they have been beset by brutal circumstances – John recently lost his sister Dawn and Leah has sustained a severe and degenerative brain injury at Download (metal!) and has had an operation to remove a blood clot.
Needless to say, their already fragile and insecure method of putting food on the table for themselves and their three kids (two feral) is going to be impossible while Leah recovers and John looks after her.
The campaign was set up by performer/writer Andreww O’Neill and it’s already over the goal. He tweeted:
Comic book creator Leah Moore has suffered a horrific brain injury. Let's raise a little cash so she and her husband can get through the next couple of months. https://t.co/WuOSWzOF9J
— Andrew O'Neill ☿ (@destructo9000) June 19, 2018
While this looks truly frightening, Moore is tweeting and resting up, responding to many well wishers.
Im okay. bleary and slow but alive which is the main thing! Xx
— Leah Moore (@leahmoore) June 19, 2018
Best wishes to Moore and Reppion as they undergo this terrible situation.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.