Legendary Artist Steve Rude Arrested

1 Nov
Cover of "Nexus Archives Volume 1 (v. 1)&...

Cover of Nexus Archives Volume 1 (v. 1)

by Mike Hansen

One of comics’ finest artists of my lifetime, Steve Rude (Nexus, World’s Finest, etc., etc.) was arrested last night and needs to raise money.

From Mark Evanier’s website:

My good friend and occasional collaborator Steve Rude was arrested last night in connection with an ongoing dispute he’d been having with some neighbors. I do not know any more about the incident than that but I do know that Steve is one of the finest artistic talents in and around the comic book community these days. I also know that in my dealings with him over many years, he has always been a man of great honesty and heart. And I further know that he has had money problems since a decision he made a few years ago. Put simply, Steve decided to not take the job offer that paid best and to instead work on projects he cared about and just kinda hope that they yielded sufficient cash to live on.

So far, they haven’t so this morning, his website announced a sale to raise money for bail and legal fees. I would hope he’s made bail by now but even if he has, there will be legal fees to pay. This means you have one of those great opportunities to simultaneously help out a deserving guy and get yourself a great bargain. Go to his website and buy something. In fact, while you’re there, buy several somethings.

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