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Help Drew Ford Save His Business

$4,940 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 125 people in 3 months
Please allow me to introduce myself.  My name is Drew Ford, and I publish comic books and graphic novels under an imprint I own called It's Alive!  Before starting my own business, I worked as an editor at another publisher for several years, where I brought to publication over forty graphic novel reprint collections, earning two Eisner Award nominations along the way.

A few months ago, I sent several international wire transfers to a printer outside the USA.  Initially, they told me everything was fine.  But recently, they told me they never received any money.  Obviously, I was in shock!  I immediately contacted my bank, who confirmed that the funds were sent and received months ago.  After taking a closer look, my bank believes the printer has nothing to do with this, and that it is their bank who "lost" my money.  I would replace the word "lost" with "stolen", but that's me.

Anyway, my bank has opened an official investigation, but has made it clear that I will probably not get my money back.

Sadly, without recouping at least a portion of these "lost" funds, I don't know if I can keep my business afloat.  I have several freelancers who need to be paid for current and upcoming projects, and of course the biggest bill will be the cost to print my books.

The amount I am asking for does not cover everything I lost, but it will go a long way to keeping me in business.  I don't expect to recoup everything I lost.  I am just looking for a little help to keep me going during this difficult time.

Thank you so much for your time.  All donations are greatly appreciated.

Drew Ford
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I am moving ahead with my publishing plans, by launching a new Kickstarter campaign to publish Tanith Lee's THE SILVER METAL LOVER graphic novel adaptation by the legendary Trina Robbins. New cover and afterword by Colleen (A DISTANT SOIL) Doran, and new foreword by Gail (BIRDS OF PREY) Simone. Here is the link for anyone who wants to check it out:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/922494658/tanith-lees-silver-metal-lover-by-trina-robbins

I have decided not to let my recent financial set back stop me from moving forward with my publishing plans. The money coming in from this Go Fund Me has allowed me to get DOPE out to everyone who purchased a copy, allowed me to finish up work on FAMILY MAN, and allow me to get that much closer to finishing up VOYAGE TO THE DEEP! Thank you all SO MUCH.

Lastly, I have one more awesome reward to offer on here. Fan favorite comic book artist Jamal Igle has made a giant pin-up available on here for a donation of $150. The pin-up is 11" x 17", pen and ink on Bristol board. As a little extra plus, I am throwing in a photocopy he gave me of what the pencils looked like before he inked it. The subject of this pin-up is the character Chrometurion! Image attached.
Photocopy of initial pencil sketch
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Here is the second half of rewards donated by David Michelinie! An original page of Claw the Unconquered art by Keith Giffen and Bob Layton (signed by it's author, David Michelinie) for a donation of $190, an original page of Star Hunters by Mike Nasser (Michael Netzer) and Bob Layton (signed by it's author, David Michelinie) for a donation of $180, and one-of-a-kind 1978 color proof of the cover to Jonah Hex #14 with cover art by Rich Buckler & Frank Giacoia for a donation of $80. Any questions let me know. Thanks for your continued support!
Claw the Unconquered
Star Hunters
Jonah Hex
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Great news! Even though someone has already picked up the signed print by from Neil Gaiman, I just received in the mail today (from Neil) 10 posters, which contain artwork by artist David Mack and a New Year's Wish from Neil Gaiman. They are not signed, so I am not asking much. A donation of $35 gets you one of these posters (shipping included inside the US). If you wanna grab one of these from outside the US, send me a message and we can work out the shipping. And even if you don't grab a poster, definitely take a moment to read what Neil has to say in his New Years wish for all of you. Thank you to Neil, and thank you to all of you for your generous support.
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Great news! Author Jamie Delano, known by many for his exceptional work on Hellblazer (starring John Constantine), heard about my current situation, and has donated two signed copies of his World Without End graphic novel, and a one signed copy of his Hellblazer: Pandemomium graphic novel. Each book can be obtained by making a donation of $40. Thank you, Jamie! And thank you to everyone who has donated!
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