Friends of Lulu Campaign For Cartoonist Rachel Nabors
The comics blogosphere is spreading the word quite effectively about the current situation of Rachel Nabors, who’s facing a dental bill of up to $25,000 to correct a serious jaw problem. Nabors, a Friends of Lulu Kim Yale award winner, doesn’t have any health insurance. As Theresa Tschetter notes, Rachel "has her own business… She works for a subsidiary of MSNBC. Did I mention she’s only 22? She’s balancing school and a full-time job. She’s a very energetic and determined person. And this cost will be out of pocket for her."
Thanks to the results of a similar word-of-blog campaign, Rikki Simons reports that his mother-in-law Dyane (Dee) Blackford, who had gone missing in the Glendale, CA area, has been found! Rikki’s wife Tavisha is the co-creator of the ShutterBox books from TokyoPop. Rikki and Tavi are one of the most creative couples I know, having burst upon the scene about a decade ago with their colorful and clever comic Ranklechick and his Three-Legged Cat, and we rejoice in their good news!