Pitch In for Perlin! GoFundMe Appeal Launched for veteran Marvel artist

Don Perlin - GoFundMe Appeal Image

Veteran US artist Don Perlin – perhaps best known for his work on Marvel’s Ghost Rider, The Defenders and Transformers – recently had surgery to stop bleeding in his head. Writer and editor Clifford Meth, who has previously led successful campaigns to raise money and awareness for financially challenged comics’ creators, contacted him after the operation to see how he could help.

“He indicated that he was fine,” says Clifford, “but he wasn’t. They discovered more bleeding and today, as Don described it, they removed a piece of his skull the size of a creditcard and then put in a Titanium plate.

“He’s stuck in rehab now which his Medicare and insurance do not cover. So let’s help this man.”

Clifford has launched a GoFundMe page to raise support for Don, who in recent years has focused on illustration work, t-sbirt designs and other projects.

The Defenders #117 - Cover Art

Ghost Rider #34 - CoverIf you’ve ever enjoyed the adventures of Moon Knight, Ghost Rider, The Defenders, Transformers or Solar, Man of the Atom, please consider giving back to him: https://www.gofundme.com/cdgvy5cc

Don’s career is outlined here on Wikipedia

Read a 2015 interview with Don about his career on Comics Bulletin

24th December update from Clifford: “I spoke with Don & his wife briefly this a.m. There’s still some medical tests ahead but we’re hopeful. At best, this is a miserable experience–frightening and debilitating… I’ve upped the “ask” when I realized that GoFundMe/PayPal takes 5% (less than what our industry’s professional fundraisers take, though) and there will likely be unexpected expenses once Don comes home… All funds will go directly to Don.”

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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