Monday, January 25, 2010

Help the Hodges

17" x 9.5" - pencil on vellum

by Michael Spooner


Join with the National Cartoonists Association Foundation, as they seek to raise funds for Mathew Hodges, son of cartoonist Tim Hodges -- Struck by a train in August and sustaining coma inducing head trauma.

The family suffers a common issue among freelancers, limited insurance.

"Being self-employed, the Hodge family has short term medical insurance that will not fully cover all of their bills. Additionally, with the care they are giving Matt, full-time work is not possible for Tim right now. This loving family is relying on their faith and the love of family and friends for their survival. This is a tragic accident that will forever affect their lives as the road to recovery for Matt may be a long one.

In an effort to help the Hodge family, the National Cartoonists Society Foundation is getting involved by hosting a fund-raising auction to be held on eBay. The NCSF is a fully licensed 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that not only helps fund educational endeavors for cartooning, but is there to help cartoonists in dire circumstances like the Hodges."

Go to Help the Hodges ( ) to bid on one-of-a-kind art from Disney, Peanuts, Hana Barbara and many, many others - all proceeds going to help defer Matt's mounting bills.

It's tough all around, and it's nice to see an artists association pulling together like this.

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