* So far, I have thirteen pages collected for "Mine All Mine." It's looking nice. Thank you to everyone who contributed. While I didn't intend for it to be, this project has turned into a wonderful early birthday present -- getting to work with all these fantastic artists.

* A few days ago, I received an e-mail from Josh Fialkov. Rather than summarize it, here it is:

It has come to my attention one of Image's own, Josh Medors (artist of the upcoming FRANK FRAZETTA'S SWAMP DEMON), has long been fighting cancer. While things have been on the upswing, a recent analysis showed a recently removed tumor has come back and unless his radiation therapy helps, he may only have three months to live.

In light of this news, we've immediately organized an auction for this upcoming Emerald City Comic Con to support Josh.

From Frazetta Comics Editor, Jay Fotos:


I have some not good news...

Josh Medors, artist on Frazetta's Swamp Demon has cancer, he went in and got a tumor removed from his spine a few months ago and it's back and with more specialists involved found out it's a very rare cancer that is normally found in the brain.

He is in kemo therapy now and was told if this does not work he has 3 months to live.

Of course like most freelance artists he does not have insurance.

So, I would like to do as much as I can to raise some money to help pay for some of his bills.

I'm working with Image Comics now on setting up a auction at Emerald City Comicon (in 2 weeks)... that Frazetta Comics will have a booth at.

So I ask everyone here is that you can donate something for this auction that would be greatly appreciated.

Josh is a good friend, father and artist.

With the support from the comic industry that he loves dearly, we can all help ease his pain just a little would be most appreciated.

Please contact me on what you would like to donate.

They can be sent to:

Jim Demonakos
c/o ECCC Medors Auction
10706 57th Pl. W.
Mukilteo, WA 98275

Information on what you can do to help is available here:

* In other news, tonight, ArtLoveMagic presents: ARRIVE, a night of live art, music, poetry, and celebration. The event starts at 8 PM. $5 cover. Mokah Art Gallery in Deep Ellum.