My friend Kyle needs a wheelchair van!! Living in Mesa Arizona he’s trapped in his apartment without one!
Today I’m doing a drawing marathon to benefit Kyle’s GoFundMe to get him a van!!!
Today, Friday, September 10th, from 10am to 10pm EST I’m raising
$1,000 EDIT: $2,000 in a DRAWING MARATHON!!!! I’m making 30+ 3x3 pen & ink interconnected artworks, & selling the originals and a commemorative posterzine. I’ll be posting the drawings here as I make them. And, HEY!!! You can watch me drawing them in real time on this livecam!!!!
Buy the original art & poster here!! All the proceeds will be donated to Kyle’s GoFundMe. (If art isn’t your thing, you can donate to Kyle directly!) PLEASE SHARE, RT, ETC!
I met my friend Kyle when I was 18 and he was 11; I was his counselor at a week-long Muscular Dystrophy Camp. We got along immediately. We had nicknames for each other & dumb in-jokes & we liked all the same books. I was pretty stupid & Kyle was scary smart; we made a good team.
I volunteered at MD camp every Summer for the next 7 years. Counselors help campers with whatever, which can include eating, getting in and out of bed, hygiene, activities etc. Camp is nuts. Folks get crazy competitive at wheelchair soccer & make up skits for the talent show & flirt & fight & steal each others’ underwear & talk shit & fall in love. Over the years Kyle got into Insane Clown Posse (13), and then The Smiths (16), and then Kierkegaard (18). When he graduated from camp he was the same age I was when we’d met.
I first volunteered for MD camp because I was depressed and I hated myself and I thought it would be some sort of punishment. Instead, it was the best thing. I had fun. I met incredible people. It let a little bit of light in.
Since Kyle graduated both of us have drawn a lot & written a lot & gone through punk phases & become feminists & gotten a lot of tattoos. I got married & Kyle got engaged. He is one of my most important friends.
I am selling each small original artwork like the one below for
$25 EDIT: We raised the price of the original art to $40! They were selling too fast at $25! If you think they are worth more I would be so grateful if you bought a commemorative posterzine or chose the extra donation option. Help me help out one of my best friends. It would mean a lot.
EDIT: Kyle says he wouldn’t have had a The Cure t-shirt when he was 18, & that what I was remembering was a conversation we had at the time where he said he hated The Cure & I said he was an idiot. Luckily now he likes The Cure so you can continue supporting this campaign.