Editorial: Friends Appeal for Financial Aid After Lenore Artist Roman Dirge Injured in Hit-and-Run
by R.J. Carter
Published: March 6, 2013
On February 26, 2013, Roman Dirge, creator and illustrator of the Lenore comic book series, and his girlfriend Amber were injured in a hit-and-run accident in Hollywood, CA. One of Dirge's legs was severely damaged, but he is said to be in good spirits despite facing a long recovery. His publisher, Titan Books, has issued the following appeal for financial aid:
As a long time collaborator with Roman on his many exceptional projects, we at Titan Entertainment Group wish to offer him good health and a speedy recovery.
We would also love to spread the word that Roman's friends and family have set up a fund to help him with his medical bills as they will be exceedingly large.
If you are a fan of Roman’s work and would like to wish him all the best by making a contribution, please visit Give Forward to donate.
Dirge states, "I'm a self-employed artist and I do not have insurance. The bills will start arriving next week, which I assume will add up to the cost of a small private island. One of my good friends set up a donation page to help with this. Believe me, anything helps. I've been blown away by the outpouring of support from friends, fans and family. I thank everyone, from the bottom of my jerky-like heart, and I'm just so thankful of everything."