Hernandez’s collaborator on Killer Princess, Gail Simone, passed along some sad news yesterday: She had a devastating house fire yesterday morning. From Ms. Simone:
Half her house is now gone, and the rest is smoke-damaged. In addition, she lost at least six of her familyâ€™s beloved pets, two dogs and four cats. If you knew Lea, youâ€™d know how devastating that is. Sheâ€™s lost a great deal of her familyâ€™s possessions, including irreplaceable art.
Lea has two (wonderful, amazing) special needs children and right now they need a place to stay and some clothes to wear. More than that, they need some help, and fast, in the form of donations to her paypal account. Leaâ€™s a proud person so Iâ€™m going to ask FOR her. This is important, and a great chance to do a wonderful thing for a creator who has consistently enriched this industry we all love so much. Please, take a moment and send WHATEVER YOU CAN to Leaâ€™s paypal account and help make this time a little bit less painful for someone who would do the same for you if the positions were reversed.
If you remember the Webcomics Telethon last year, you may recall what a huge role Lea played. Here’s your chance to do something good in return.
Send her a PayPal donation: divalea(at)gmail(dot)com . You know what to do with the (at) and the (dot).
Do it now before you forget.