I just read today that Steve Rude is in dire money straights, and needs some help to save his home. Seriously.
The following is re-posted from THE COMICS REPORTER, from an email Rude the Dude sent out to his subscribers last week. I just found out, and am forwarding it to the dozens of folks who read this blog, just in case…
S.O.S. — Help Steve Rude keep his house
Sorry for the dramatic headline but it really is appropriate. Like everyone else, Steve has been effected by the economic downturn, so much so that his house will be up for auction November 15th.
Link to Steve’s Facebook blog here
In an effort to stave off the foreclosure, Steve has put up pages from The Next Nexus mini-series on eBay at really low prices. Pages from issues #1 and #2 are already up on eBay and issues #3 and #4 will up in a week or two.
Link to Steve’s eBay auctions here
Link to Steve’s store where all the issues as well as other art are shown. here
There’s a lot of pages with the main characters left as well as plenty of pages with his fantastic spaceship designs (they are so very cool.)
His commission list is temporarily closed until he whittles down his backlog a bit but will be opened back up shortly
Steve is one of those artists who keeps the rest of us honest. We look at his work and honestly want to break our own fingers because we know we will never be in his league.
If he needs help, let’s go help.
Ty the Guy OUT!
Here now, your comic moment of zen:
(cartoon by Bob Gorrell)-