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Help Out Matty Boy

$1,322 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 25 people in 5 months
Here's the lowdown, folks: this year I have been surviving on your donations.

1. Last September I was unfairly evicted from my home of 5 years. 
2. Early in 2018 I was downsized in my longtime job, and have had little to no luck in finding added employment. 
3. If not for the help of my friends, I would be out on the street and without a computer right now. 

In case we haven't met, I'm Matty Boy Anderson, creator of "Bands I Useta Like" and "Ceaseless Fables of Beyonding". This fundraiser is to help defray my cost of living as I maintain two websites and produce numerous comic books a year. I don't post advertisements on my sites, so that I have freedom to bring you the work that I do. However, circumstances over the past year have made this almost impossible. That's why I've been bugging you for donations so regularly. Believe me, I wouldn't do it if the situation weren't as dire as it is. 

 Here's where your donations go:

1. Rent and storage unit 
2. Food and prescription medication (not "drugs", silly)
3. Phone and Internet bills

For larger donations, I plan to offer rewards of pages of my own art, or sketches. Smaller donations I can send you a comic book, if you specify and are cool with it. My eternal gratitude is a foregone conclusion. GoFundMe keeps records of everyone who's pitched in, so even if you haven't heard from me in return, you will in the future. I'm just barely above water financially right now, with all the shame, doubt, and embarrassment that entails. 

I thank you kindly for your time and your consideration.

Matty Boy
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The latest news is that we have to be out of our place by September 30th. They are remodeling the apartment. My rent will be increasing by twice as much after that. I haven't mentioned it here because I feel like I'm making things up for pity. This is the way it is. I've been job hunting but it's gone as well as it ever has, which is to say not well at all. We live in a time when jobs depend upon your willingness to be a certain way, politically. If you don't go that way, you don't get work. If someone disagrees with something I've written, they do not hire me. The alternative papers that used to publish my style of work are all dead. My cartoons have been published in newspapers since 1991. I know what I'm talking about.

I have committed 100% to continuing my work as I set out to do, decades ago. I have two BIUL efforts planned for the remainder of 2018, plus more Ceaseless Fables stuff coming in 2019 and beyond. Your donations are making this happen. There is seemingly no other way to create original work currently. There are no "big publishers" cutting "advance checks" for books like mine anymore; not without a Faustian deal, where I have to surrender or subjugate my personal beliefs. I know you understand this, unlike so many other people.

Thank you for your time. I greatly appreciate it.
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We're almost there. Please forgive me if I'm bothering you with this; if it makes you feel any better, a mud dauber wasp has built a nest on the inside of my window. I will be handling this matter forthwith in a comical fashion.
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Okay, I'm extending the campaign for one more day, until the end of May. Then I'll quit bugging everybody. Thanks once more, and please share!
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One day left! Hey, it could still happen, right? I've just about got everything I need, there's only about $100 in expenses to go. Remember, I'm offering art and sketches as rewards (signed, obv). Thanks, and please share!
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Dana Castillo
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KK
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Kendall Keeling
1 month ago
$25
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1 month ago
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$100
Dillie Longspear
2 months ago
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$87
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2 months ago
KG
$5
Kyle Grubbs
2 months ago
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3 months ago
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