Oct. 14th, 2010 @ 08:06 pm (no subject)
My mother's cancer has spread again. They've upgraded it to Stage IV, and she goes in for "aggressive treatment" on November 1.

I want to go and visit my mother after she gets out of the hospital. Or even while she's there, or before she goes in if possible. But the problem is that I really need every single hour at work, or I'll be in such a financial fix, I won't be able to get out.

So! I'd love your help.

I have this book for sale:

http://www.indyplanet.com/index.php?id=4252

Take a look at it. It's 30 interior pages of art and writing, full color cover of Sherlock Holmes art done by me. All Canon! The first part is from the P.O.V. of an artist who takes up residence across the street from the famous detective duo. It follows his observations and his friendship with the men through the years.

Then the second part takes place during the new BBC Mystery! series, Sherlock. It's from the P.O.V. of a 15-year-old girl who is obsessed with the couple across the street from her (yes, people in the series think they're a gay couple, so she does, too).

It's a lot of fun, and I put a lot of work into it, and I really hope this works.

I get about $6 from every book sold. So, if I can sell 100 books, that will cover the full cost of the trip including time off of work, travel costs, cat-sitter, etc.


And if you can help pimp it to anyone else you know who might be interested, that would be lovely!
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From:[info]red_day_dawning
Date: October 16th, 2010 - 08:21 am
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Sorry to hear about your mother - that's terrible news.
I went to the Indycomic site, and thought about buying your book. Unfortunately the postage to Australia is more than the book, so I changed my mind. I think I'd rather send you some money and enjoy the work that you post here than pay hefty shipping fees atm. Art as good as yours deserves support - I would like to think that I'm contributing to your art in some way, even if it's only a tiny contribution.
But... I need your email addy to send you money through paypal. Would you you send an email to me at zunnix@gmail.com, and then I can paypal you once I have your email addy?
Also, are you a member of Holmesian news at LJ? I think the comic's art and concept could be a big hit if promoted there.

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From:[info]littleblackbow
Date: October 16th, 2010 - 07:37 pm
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Thanks. I'll go there and try to promote it.

I do have a paypal donation site, actually. I forgot to put a link up to it here. I have friends overseas in Asia, too, and the shipping is cost-prohibitive. If you donate, though, I'll send you a pdf of it, and you can print your own copy if you like, or make an ebook of it.

the site is here: https://sites.google.com/site/chibitoasterfund/
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From:[info]red_day_dawning
Date: October 16th, 2010 - 08:05 pm
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Ok, done. Hope you raise all the money you need and more. All the best for your Mum.

I'd love a PDF of the comic book - I've been reading through the Sherlock Holmes stories lately. I look forward to seeing it very much.
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From:[info]red_day_dawning
Date: October 17th, 2010 - 06:33 pm
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Just checking to see if you received the paypal from zunnix@gmail.com?
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From:[info]littleblackbow
Date: October 18th, 2010 - 01:19 am
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yes, I did. Thank you so much.
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From:[info]red_day_dawning
Date: October 16th, 2010 - 08:40 am
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And before I posted, I wanted to ask if it is ok to pimp it like this?

"[info]littleblackbow, an artist who is probably known to some of you for her marvelous HP and Sherlock Holmes themed art has created a Sherlock Holmes comic book. She receives ~$6 for each book sold, and the money goes towards littleblackbow's planned trip to visit an unwell family member.

(If you have never seen her work, then go to Youtube and look for any work by "Chibitoaster" - I promise you it's brilliant and not to be missed. Prepare to get a little teary and smile a lot. Truly outstanding and memorable art.)

You can see the comic book here, and go straight to checkout to buy it:
http://www.indyplanet.com/index.php?id=4252

This is how littleblackbow describes it:
Take a look at it. It's 30 interior pages of art and writing, full color cover of Sherlock Holmes art done by me. All Canon! The first part is from the P.O.V. of an artist who takes up residence across the street from the famous detective duo. It follows his observations and his friendship with the men through the years.

Then the second part takes place during the new BBC Mystery! series, Sherlock. It's from the P.O.V. of a 15-year-old girl who is obsessed with the couple across the street from her (yes, people in the series think they're a gay couple, so she does, too).

It's a lot of fun, and I put a lot of work into it, and I really hope this works.


Sounds like a brilliant idea to me - do go and check it out!"


Would you be happy enough for me to post this on my flist at IJ and LJ, or is there somethingyou'd like me change? Please let me know if it's ok with you.
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From:[info]littleblackbow
Date: October 16th, 2010 - 07:37 pm
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That would be awesome. Thank you so much.