Save Defiant Comics

$3,010 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 61 people in 34 months
Hi, my name's Brian. I'm the co-owner of Defiant Comics in Forest Park, IL. We've been open for three years so far, trying our best to provide you with a unique comic book shop experience. Unfortunately those 3 years have not been the easiest. We've had our fair share of money scares over that time, but we've been able to prevail to this point, thanks to the generosity of family, friends, and our local bank. But these resources have dried up and now we cast ourselves upon the good graces of our customers and fans. The amount we're asking for will be used to pay our bills while we get our feet back under us; something I have full confidence will happen as the year carries on. Construction on our street, Madison, has affected the business of many shops in our area including us, and having just finished, customers are only now returning to the street. We're asking you, our customers, to invest in your comic shop. Keep us going, if only for a little while longer. I feel we're creating something special here and how better to be a part of that than donating to its success? Along with our eternal gratitude we are putting together "membership cards" that will include a permanent discount, reflecive of your gift as thanks for your generosity!
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Thanks to everyone who came out to the fundraiser last night! We had a ton of fun and a bit of cash to boost our campaign a little bit.
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This Sunday (August 28th) we will be having a "Save Defiant Comics" fundraiser just down the street at CHALK (7414 Madison St, Forest Park)! There will be live music from Stubhy (Lucky Boys Confusion), Tim (Top Shelf Lickers) and Sean & Shannon (13 Angels). We'll be having a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, nerdy drinks and food, and more! Please come if you can make it! Doors open at 6 PM!
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We appreciate everyone who's donated, but we especially appreciate all those folks donating who've never even been to the store! If any of you are interested, we'd be more than happy to open pull lists for each and every one of you and ship you your books as often as you'd like (shipping charges apply) at a full 20% discount!
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17% of our goal in less than 24 hours. You guys are amazing! To each and every one of you, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
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$3,010 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 61 people in 34 months
Created August 2, 2016
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MS
$70
Miguel Sanchez
30 months ago
$50
Anonymous
33 months ago
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JE
$50
Jeff Edsell
33 months ago
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$30
Anonymous
33 months ago
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$20
Anonymous
33 months ago
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GG
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Guy Le Gal
33 months ago
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Good luck!

ZB
$30
Zach Browder
33 months ago
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Love the store, especially the kid-friendliness, but don't come nearly as often as I would like. FYI... My wife is posting the gofundme link to the Oak Park Mom's FB page. They try to highlight local businesses.

SE
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Stephanie Endres
33 months ago
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Good luck Brian!

JO
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John ONeill
33 months ago
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Hi from Scotland, yes THE Scotland. Hope all works out for you guys. FOOM from back in the day ;-)

GH
$50
Gene Ha
33 months ago
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I need me my Defiant Comics! And I'm moving my Pull List there in September!

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