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Tony DeZuniga having health and money issues


Legendary Filipino creator Tony DeZuniga recently had a severe stroke, and he is currently in critical condition. And his family does not have health insurance—yeah, this stuff happens in the Philippines, too. HIs wife Tina wrote of the details in the link below.

A benefit has been set up by Terry Allen who writes:

I’ve been in touch with Neal Adams and he’s going to try to pull something together to help Tina and Tony. If anyone would like to contribute to Tony’s health care, they can send the money directly to the DeZunigas via Paypal at tonydezuniga@yahoo.com.

If you make the payment as a personal gift, 100% of the amount gets transferred.

I have some books signed by Tony on my website www.fantompress.net.  I’ve been doing Doc Savage related collectibles to help Bob Larkin whose wife is suffering from brain cancer.

Tony signed book plates for the Showcase Doc Savage reprint from DC and I’ll donate 100% of the profits from the sale of the Showcase books to Tony as well as 50% of the profits for anything else on site that you purchase.

Tina also is hoping to be able to send scans of some of Tony’s art that she will sell to help with their bills, so please drop me a line to get on the list to be notified when I get them.

DeZuniga co-created Jonah Hex and Black Orchid and brought many of the other Filipino artists of the ’70s and ’80s work. He’s a legend of the field, and if you can’t afford to help him monetarily, at least send him some good wishes.

  1. This stroke sounds very similar to what happened to my boyfriend Andy about 15 years ago. At best this is going to be a very tough time for Tony and his family, and my heart goes out to them.

    I’ve given what I can.

  2. We have an opportunity to lend a hand to someone who has given us so much joy on and off the page. Tony is one of the greats, one of the sweetest and kindest guys I know and have had the pleasure working with.

    Please help an give whatever you can. No amount is too small.

  3. Have a Black Panther book from Marvel in my collection still [from early 1980’s] just because you did the art. Awesome work! Sorry to hear of your health problems. Perhaps pros can donate an artwork for auction on eBay [or other suggested venue] to raise money?

  4. So he clearly got some nice residuals from the Jonah Hex film then. This blows- even if Dezuniga weren’t a one of a kind talent he should more easily get the help he needs. But yea it so happens he is a one of a kind talent. And one of the very few who could ink John Buscema!

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