Lea Hernandez

If you’re familiar with webcomics, you’re probably familiar with Lea Hernandez. She was the original editor of Modern Tales’ Girlamatic and co-creator of Killer Princess.

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 family’s beloved pets, two dogs and four cats. If you knew Lea, you’d know how devastating that is. She’s lost a great deal of her family’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. Lea’s a proud person so I’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 Lea’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.