As Jacob mentioned yesterday, Sparkplug Comics' Dylan Williams was recently diagnosed with cancer, and is currently facing some hefty medical bills. Floating World Comics just announced a benefit to help defray some costs:
From Jason Leivian:
Dylan Williams would never ask any of his friends to do a benefit like this. Not his style.
Sorry Dylan, I know you said no gifts, but your friends love you too much and you’re just going to have to accept this present.
A few days ago Tom Spurgeon and others sent out a call for people to support Dylan by buying Sparkplug Comic Books. When I heard how serious the situation was I felt shock and sadness. Felt a little helpless, then I think yesterday we all got the same idea at the same time. Gotta do something to help our friend. Jim Rugg emailed me last night about putting together an art fundraiser show which I’ll start organizing this weekend and I’ll have more info on Monday.
In the meantime we’re going to have a benefit sale at Floating World next Monday and Tuesday, August 29th — 30th.
We’re going to donate 100% of our proceeds from those two days to Dylan’s medical care (Dylan has no health insurance). We’ll have a special section of Sparkplug books for you to check out but the sale includes everything you buy on Monday and Tuesday.
So there you have it. Drop by Floating World's new space on Monday or Tuesday (400 NW Couch), and support both Dylan Williams and a community that takes care of its own in pretty remarkable ways.