A day may be coming when comic book creators no longer have to turn to the kindness of others to help them pay their medical bills, but that day is not today. Writers, artists, colorists, letterers -- virtually everyone involved with making your favorite comics works in a freelance capacity, where healthcare remains a financial burden in America.
As you may have read a few months ago, Schmuck writer and photographer Seth Kushner has been diagnosed with leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant. This week, his family started a GoFundMe page to raise $50,000 to make it happen.
Prolific photographer (Leaping Tall Buildings), comic book writer (Creator-Owned Heroes) and general mover and shaker in the Brooklyn (and wider) comic book community Seth Kushner was diagnosed with leukemia last month. The 40-year-old husband and father has been forced to cancel convention appearances as he receives chemotherapy and is now awaits a bone marrow transplant.
For most authors, a review in the Wall Street Journal would be a great thing, creating interest in their book and telling a new audience what it was all about. For Christopher Irving and Seth Kushner, however, it proved to be a more dubious honor...
Part photo essay, part biographical Webcomic and all awesome, "Seth Kushner's Culture Pop" is a regularly engaging read that's featured profiles of everyone from rooftop yoga practitioners to sousaphone players...
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