Horror writer Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre) and his wife Monica had their house severely flooded Saturday night due to a massive storm in Austin, TX.
They have no insurance and can really use our help.
Steve regularly goes above and beyond to raise awareness and funds for tragedies such as Hurricane Sandy and the Aurora shooting.
Whenever a fellow comic creator is in need he is one of the first to rally for help, so we want to pay it forward to a guy who is always there for others.
Here’s what you can do to help:
– Donate directly to the Paypal fund his friend Belinda set up. Send Money to: HelpSteveNiles@gmail.com. Note: Because she set it up for Steve, Belinda Hernandez’ name will show up for the account.
– Donate cash in the jar at our checkout counter. Even if it’s a few pennies, every little bit of change helps. All cash donations will be deposited in his Paypal fund.
– Buy any Steve Niles comic, graphic novel, or book in our shop during the month of October and we’ll donate 100% of those sales to his Paypal fund.
Steve’s one of the most talented and generous guys in comics. Let’s do what we can to give him a hand. Thanks for helping out!
The following is from Steve’s Tumblr:
Woke up at 6am to water rushing into the house. Already ankle deep by the time we saw it. We got as much as we could off the ground and tried to block but there wasn’t much we could do. The worst was trying to get to Gil [his pet giant tortoise]. It was waist deep almost and strong enough to throw around logs. I reached him and he was submerged and freaking out. Don’t remember much more then lifting him and carrying him all the way back to the house. Looking back I can see how scary it was.
We are securing the house as much as we can and going through the damage. A scrapbook full of original art I’ve kept for 30 years is gone. A lot more.
Our friends Belinda and Steve are setting up a fund to help. I feel terrible about this but once things settle I’ll have to face up that we need help. I just wish I could catch my breath for 5 minutes and I can make my own money. Austin has had other ideas I guess.
We’ll keep you posted. We’re sort of trapped here for right now. Going to pack and move as much as we can before the next storm hits.
Thank you guys so much.