Official Press Release
Thanks to the generous support of Bill Mantlo's fans and colleagues, a check in the amount of $2112 has been sent to Bill's brother and caregiver Mike Mantlo from Sleeping Giant Comics (publisher of June 2007's Mantlo: A Life in Comics). Mike has also received additional donations of $320, for a grand total of $2432 in donations to be allocated toward improving Bill's quality of life.
On August 4, 2007, Mike Mantlo issued the following statement to Sleeping Giant Comics:
"It's nice to know that comics fans worldwide remember my brother, Bill Mantlo, and hold him in as high regard as they do. I always felt Bill was an amazing talent, and judging from the hundreds of fans who have contributed to this project, or have written to relate how Bill touched their lives in some
magical way, I can only say thank you from the bottom of my heart! It's difficult to accept the fact that Bill may never be able to create again, but I am thrilled that Mantlo: A Life in Comics will enable his legacy to survive, and carry on for future generations of comics fans. David Yurkovich has done a
wonderful thing for Bill, and the support we've gotten from all of you just proves that comic readers are the greatest people in the world! Thank you all!"
A new review of Mantlo: A Life in Comics was posted July 31, 2007, on Comic Book Resources, describing the project as "an astonishing and stirring tribute to the endlessly imaginative Bill Mantlo." Click HERE to read the entire review.
On behalf of Bill's fans across the globe, thank you one and all for making this project a success.