Oliver Nome Fundraising Campaign

Please help fund for Oliver Nome's surgery!

This article below is taken straight from Indiegogo:


Help Oliver Nome.

Oliver Nome is an artist for Aspen, DC, Marvel comics who has recently been diagnosed with a golf ball sized tumor in his brain. Oliver is a freelance artist, does not have health insurance and the procedure to remove the tumor will be very expensive.

My name is Michael Alexandropoulos and I represent Oliver for his art sales. Oliver is one of the best people that I know and I love him like a brother.

The purpose of this campaign is to attempt to alleviate some of the financial pressures that will come with having the surgery.

Your help during this campaign will help Oliver pay down some of the expected medical bills, keep up with current financial commitments, and allow him some time to recover properly without that financial burden hanging over him.

What We Need & What You Get

While the anticipated cost of this surgery is between $45,000 and $60,000, we are setting the goal for this campaign at $20,000. We hope to of course raise enough money to cover all of his surgical and hospital care.

What you get, well you get artwork, prints created by Oliver and some of his friends. Each and every penny raised from this campaign will go towards paying his medical and personal bills during his recovery.

The Impact

You help out an amazing human being and our undying thanks.

Other Ways You Can Help

Some people just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean they can’t help:

SPREAD THE WORD! PLEASE! Facebook! Twitter! A rock through your neighbor's window! Whatever works!

And that’s all there is to it.

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Locke and Key: The Patients at McClellan Hospital

In Keys To The Kingdom, we were given a glance at a floor map of all the psychiatric patients admitted to McClellan Hospital. I immediately noticed T. Gilliam and N. Peart and realized that these were all names of real people (besides Erin Voss who is a character in the story itself). So i figured that they were having fun with this and naming people that they were fans of or people that influenced them.

So here is a list of all the real life people that are psychiatric patients in Locke and Key! I left some of them blank so if you know who they are or who they could be just let me know:

  • Terry Gilliam - Member of Monty Python's Flying Circus
  • Douglas Adams - Author of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
  • J. Wilson -
  • T. Hopper -
  • Geddy Lee - Lead singer and bassist of Rush
  • P. Brown - Possibly the football coach Paul Brown?
  • Kevin Smith - Silent Bob of Clerks
  • Garth Ennis - Comic writer
  • Alex Lifeson - Guitarist of Rush
  • K. Challis -
  • G. Jones -
  • Neil Peart - Drummer of Rush
  • V. Chong

Marvel Editors Are Slacking

Ok, before I say anything I just wanted to say that most of the time, almost all of the time, the editors do a great job. They do a great job but sometimes mistakes happen. What makes me angry is when it is a simple and small mistake that should never have been a mistake. Take a look at this panel:

This panel was from Wolverine and the X-Men: Alpha and Omega. This book has two editors and the group editor, Nick Lowe. That is three people that somehow missed this silly mistake, not to mention the letterer did as well! All it would take to find this mistake would be to proofread your work. Just read through it and you would have seen this mistake. This just shows me that they, for some reason, decided not to proofread the book which is just a lack of professionalism in my opinion. Now, my own grammar is not the greatest. You can probably find a mistake or two in this post somewhere. The difference is that I am not selling this blog to people who have certain expectations of me like a comic contributor would have. So I have an excuse, what's yours?

(By the way the book was awesome!)