Hi, I'm Rod Hannah, the co-creator of the popular and long running parody webcomic, Blue Milk Special. I love making people laugh. I'm lucky to be able to do what I do alongside a creative partner who happens to be my wife. We also work on children's story books and do library readings to try and encourage more children to read.
Since 2011, I have been suffering from degenerative discs in my cervical spine, sponylosis and radiating nerve pain in my arms. I had a discectomy and fusion in January of 2012, but the nature of my day job meant I eventually had to quit and rely on Leanne and what freelance work I could find.
I've had all the major and minor surgeries available to treat my condition, along with months of physical therapy. It is expensive. Really expensive. And it's hard to still be able to pour time into low paying artistic endeavours like our children's projects while we have bills to pay.
My insurance has a high deductible which is the reason for my accepting any help anyone is willing to give. All help we can get will ultimately benefit the continuation of Blue Milk Special as a webcomic.
The frustrating thing about having health issues related to the spine and nervous system, like so many other conditions that people are enduring, is that it is hard, physically to do almost all standard day jobs. This makes our financial hardship even more challenging. And of course, artists don't tend to make much for all the hard work they do either.
So, please consider supporting not just ourselves, but any artist whose work brings you happiness.