Sam Glanzman Tribute Book Being Funded as Famed DC and Charlton Artist Enters Hospice Care

Longtime DC and Charlton Comics artist Sam Glanzman is in failing health, and indie comics artist Drew Ford has set up a GoFundMe to help Glanzman's family pay for his hospice care.

Besides accepting donations, Ford is in the early stages of assembling a Sam Glanzman tribute book.

"Our comic book and WWII hero, Sam Glanzman, has entered the first stages of Hospice care. He had a fall recently that resulted in surgery, and his body just isn't bouncing back," wrote Ford in an e-mail to fans. "As soon as I found out what was happening, I went to see him and his wife Sue. The situation does not look good, and his wife Sue asked me if I could please put all my other projects on hold, to help her put together a Sam Glanzman tribute book. So that is what I have done."

Ford wrote that he has "begun collecting tributes for Sam from comic book pros and fans alike," and suggested that those who would like to be included contact him via e-mail (drewfordcomics@gmail.com), with the subject line "SAM GLANZMAN TRIBUTE - LAST NAME, FIRST NAME."

The GoFundMe campaign will both support the Glanzman family and help to pay for the tribute book's production. The campaign includes rewards that include copies of the book, original art and sketches from Glanzman, and more.

"Sam wouldn't want us walking around feeling bad about how things are," Ford wrote. "This tribute book is being put together to celebrate his life and accomplishments! He would want us to think of him and his stories, and smile."

Glanzman, a veteran himself, is best known for war comics, most notably his runs on features like Sgt. Rock and Haunted Tank. Later in life, he would produce original works like War Diary and Sailor's Story.

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"Sam Glanzman is one of the most neglected stars," Stan Lee once said."It's a shame that a talent like his has been so overlooked when writing about those who made comic books the exciting medium they are."

You can check out the campaign at the link above.

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