After reading our introduction to the Guardians Art Month and perhaps getting introduced to his story, you may be wondering how you can help Bill Mantlo even without bidding on the fantastic art that will be running all month. While we touched on that a bit in the aforementioned post, we wanted to also have a separate place that can be shared as. thankfully, there are a lot of ways you can help Bill.
If you want to send in money – either in cash, check or money order form – for Bill’s care but you’d also like to send a letter, a card or fan mail, you’re in luck. You can send that to Bill’s brother and legal guardian Michael at:
26364 E. Pintail Rd.
Long Neck, DE 19966
If you send a check, though, please make it out to Michael Mantlo.
If you just want to donate but not send a card, you can electronically through the Paypal account that Greg Pak most graciously set up. That account is located here, and any little bit helps.
Beyond simply supporting Bill, remember that there are organizations out there like the Hero Initiative who help creators like Bill and others in their time of need. These organizations are great – we’re huge fans of the Hero Initiative at Multiversity – and they could always use support.
Lastly, remember to do this: go see “Guardians of the Galaxy” and, when you do, remember that the little guy whom you will probably love so much – Rocket Raccoon – would never have been there if it weren’t for the creativity of people like Bill and artist Keith Giffen. It’s a proud moment for Bill and his family to have one of his creations come to life on the big screen, and when you’re dropping knowledge to your non-comic reading friends about the greatness of Rocket, don’t forget the man who helped create him.
We certainly won’t.