Rachel Carroll is a comic book creator and self-publisher working in the Metro Detroit area, a familiar face at local comic book shows. She also cosplays and is a cosplay judge.
On the dawn of the release of the next book in her series, her truck and most everything she owned was stolen from her own parking lot. It was her only form of transportation, it contained every part of her elaborate, one of a kind displays for shows, including a photo board featuring people all over the world who were fans of her book posing with it. It contained all of the memorabilia and gifts she’d received at shows, and many other personal items.
Last week between 10:30 pm Sunday night on May 15th and 6:00am Monday morning May 16th, my 2002 Chevy Blazer was stolen from the parking lot in front of my apartment building. In addition to having my transportation taken away from me, my convention gear that I use to set up at book-signings was inside.
She now has absolutely nothing. No truck, no display. But she does have her new book, which thankfully arrived the day after the theft.
But she has no way of hitting the road to sell them.
She is seeking $3000 on a GoFundMe page to buy a cheap serviceable vehicle, and a display for her books and handmade products.
Can you help? You would absolutely change her life by doing so. Comic readers tend to be very kind to people in need, and right now she needs a hero.