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Former DC Writer/Artist William Messner-Loebs Homeless In Michigan

Written by Tim Midura on Wednesday, March 28 2018 and posted in News with Benefits
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Former DC Writer/Artist William Messner-Loebs Homeless In Michigan

Messner-Loebs' credits include The Flash and Wonder Woman.


Source: Fox 2 Detroit

William Messner-Loebs was a writer and artist in the '80s and '90s working on titles including Wonder WomanThe Flash, and Thor. He co-wrote The Maxx alongside Sam Kieth which was adapted into a TV show by MTV in 1995. His name was in the credits of the Wonder Woman film as it drew inspiration from his writing. He's currently living homeless in Michigan.

Following The Maxx, Bill's mom and wife both got sick. With freelance jobs drying up and bills racking up, Messner-Loebs was evicted from his house on September 11, 2001. After having his second house catch fire from a gas leak while receiving the Bill Finger Award at San Diego Comic Con, Bill took to living in his car.

He currently works part time at Panera and as a janitor at a church. In his interview with Fox 2 Detroit, he said people shouldn't feel bad for him and that the one thing he wants is a job drawing again.

Until that happens, you can help a charity supporting Bill and his wife Nadine here. If you're able and willing to offer some assistance to Bill, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If you're a DC executive reading this, maybe it might be worth your while to email the address above.





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