Help Out Rich Faber

Rich Faber’s a good guy. I first met him ages ago, back in the 90s, when he wanted a copy of a sketch Chris Sprouse did for me, to practice his inking. He’s kept at it, working on Roboy Red and Buzzboy, as well as a lot of other stuff.

Sadly, in August, his wife Traci was diagnosed with cancer, and they’re facing large medical bills. Here’s how he puts it (from the blog link above):

… lately things have gotten a little hairy, financially. While we have health insurance, it’s not covering everything. Medical bills and co-pays can truly be a drag. It’s been tough for us to maintain our regular work schedules between treatments (and Traci’s ensuing fatigue), doctor visits, and caring for our two-year-old son. … So we’re looking for ways to generate more income, in order to keep afloat.

He doesn’t want handouts (although I’m sure he wouldn’t mind any help) — instead, he wants to sell original art, t-shirts, and signed comics. He’s also taking commissions; email rich_faber(at)comcast(dot)net. (That’s also his Paypal account, in case you can donate, regardless of what he says.) They’re not hurting yet — but since Traci will be in treatment for at least a year, he’s planning ahead and trying to be responsible.

I know it’s tough times, and it seems that there’s always a request to help someone. There are plenty of deserving who need help, but if you can, check out Rich’s website and blog to see if there’s something you’re interested in.


3 Responses to “Help Out Rich Faber”

  1. Blog@Newsarama » Blog Archive » Help out artist Rich Faber and his wife Says:

    […] Johanna Draper Carlson passes on this post from artist Rich Faber, whose wife is fighting cancer. They’re facing some hefty medical bills, and Rich is selling some artwork to help raise money: Here’s what I have in mind: I have a backlog of 15 years worth of comic book art that I’d like to make available to finance some of the expenses. In addition, while I do have work on my desk, I’m looking to take on a little extra commission work (illustration, comics, etc.), and even more ideally, new illustration projects for clients. Ongoing work would be especially cool, but I hear we might have a little problem with our economy right now, so I’ll understand if that’s not feasible at the moment. […]

  2. James Schee Says:

    Yeah Rich is a really good guy. I first “met him” online on some of the GL boards when he was inker on that book.

    He was super nice, even when some people didn’t deserve to be nice to.

    I met him in person at Baltimore… and I want to say Heroes a couple of times. He was even nice then, time’s a bit tough here too but I’m going to try to help if I can and I’d encourage others to do so as well.

  3. James Schee Says:

    That should be “even nicer then.”




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