Hey, you probably know about Tom's living situation. Could you maybe make a post about it; encourage people to donate or buy his merch or something? Only if you'd be comfortable with that. And Tom, of course. He doesn't seem to be making an effort to either keep it a secret or be public about it, so I don't know what he might think of that sort of thing?
As I am not 100% sure of every detail myself, I would rather not talk about his current situation itself, as I do not want to be out of my place!
But I would like to remind you all, as per the usual, that Tom has devoted his life to this comic that he is providing you completely for free, and thus the least you could do is check out Gunnerkrigg’s TopatoCo store and buy something. I’d personally recommend the first part of the Annie in the Forest bonus story, as it is exclusive to print and looks pretty rad. There are also nice prints for your wall, cool shirts, and books of the comic to carry around with you when you have been deprived of your internet connection!
I also know that he will be at Thought Bubble in Leeds next weekend with copies of Annie in the Forest Part 2! For those of you near enough to Leeds to attend but wondering if the convention is worth your time, first of all, I would like to point out that Tom is attending, meaning “of course it is worth your time.” If that does not convince you, I would also like to point you to the guest list, which contains basically everyone in comics right now (a shortlist: Kate Beaton, John Allison, Meredith Gran, Fiona Staples, David Aja, Matt Fraction, Kelly Sue Deconnick, Nick Spencer, Jamie McKelvie, Kieron Gillen, Ming Doyle, Christian Ward, Annie Wu, and basically every other cool person in comics ever). But mostly you should go for Tom. I think you should all meet Tom, and tell him that he is great.
In all seriousness: if you love this comic as much as I do you know Tom deserves tons of cash headed his way. Don’t hesitate! Buy a thing!