Crowdfunding Spotlight: Can you help comics creator William Messner-Loebs?

If you enjoy the work of American comic creator and Eisner nominee William Messner-Loebs on DC Comics The Flash or many other comics, including his wonderful creator-owned series, Journey, we’re sorry to report he’s in a terrible situation and needs your help.

William Messner-Loebs. Image via Clifford Meth
William Messner-Loebs. Image via Clifford Meth

Messner-Loebs’ work in comics was beloved by fans for many years, but the circumstances of his life – illness and injuries – have conspired to make things financially quite difficult.

Recently out of the hospital, Bill, now 74, and his wife, Nadine, are now facing eviction. His exact medical and legal situation is, rightfully, a private matter, but it’s quite clear from what I’ve seen privately that this situation is not of Mr Loebs making and he needs support.

It’s prompted writer, editor, and publisher Clifford Meth to launch a $25,000 GoFundMe campaign to try to and help earlier this week, with some $14,000 raised so far.

“I implore you to help this kind and gentle soul,” asks Clifford. “He’s endured a terrible episode and needs human kindness and generosity now. Thank you, and may God bless our efforts together.

“He is certainly heartened by knowing there are friends and readers who are there for him,” Clifford added, as momentum built in support. “The situation is miserable and frightening, but his humour is intact.”

“For over 50 years, comic books have been our life,” says William himself. “The road has been long with many ups and many low points and we are hoping with the help of our fans we can can get back up.”

• GoFundMe: Help writer-artist Bill Messner-Loebs
Organised by Clifford Meth

You can also support William through Patreon

Journey Volume One (AmazonUK Affiliate Link)

A classic adventure series from Eisner nominee William Messner-Loebs, Journey introduced the world to Joshua “Wolverine” McAlistaire and the Fort Miami settlement populated by both real-life and fictional characters. IDW re-presented this acclaimed work in two comprehensive volumes, the first of collecting issues #1-13.

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  1. Can’t believe this situation is still ongoing. Awful to hear. Shame DC don’t put provisions in place ro help creators in times like this. If they even put out omnibuses of his wonderful Flash run and his WW work, that would be a start.

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