Help Get Mark Campos’ Casino Son Comic Printed
I knew Mark Campos for over a quarter of a century. We were companeros in the trenches of DIY small press comics boosterism. Mark recently chose to take his own detour off of the journey of life. I, and many other long time comics fighters are for the worse because of it. Before the end he created a deeply personal comic about his childhood in Reno, Nevada. Apparently he only self-published a few copies before his death. There is now an effort on GoFundMe to do a proper print run of the comics and also assist his family with additional estate expenses.
Here is the GoFund Me appeal:
MARK CAMPOS (1962-2018) was a celebrated Seattle indie cartoonist, humorist and all-around great guy. We, his family and friends, are using this campaign to get his most recent comic book, “Casino Son,” printed and distributed – and to help with the costs of his cremation and celebration of life. All those who donate at least $10 to this GoFundMe effort will receive a copy of the comic book, with the remaining funds going directly to his sister, Olga Maria Allen. This campaign has been organized by Marsh Gooch, one of Mark’s oldest Seattle friends, and has been undertaken with the family’s full support. We hope to have the comic book printed by the end of March and distributed directly after.
Updates on this campaign will be issued as new info comes up or needs to be dispatched.
If you have not yet, please go read: “Mark Campos, 1962-2018: Seattle’s Unsung Comics Master Remembered” on The Comics Journal.