Lets help Sandeep

As reported by the Kitchener-Waterloo Record on August 24, 2012, there was a fire in Waterloo that destroyed several buildings. From the article:

Uptown Waterloo filled with smoke Thursday as firefighters battled a blaze along King Street North.

A restaurant and a recently vacated convenience store in the building numbered 37, 39 and 41 King St. N. were ablaze shortly after 3 p.m. The two storefronts and the apartments above were gutted. Flames shot up through the roof, thick brown smoke pouring out.

Dave Sim posted an update to the digital Cerebus kickstarter stating the following:


(Kickstarter Update #78, 24 August 2012)

Just thought everyone should know: Fisher came over today and asked if I had heard from Sandeep. No, I hadn't. Hands me today's RECORD. Front page: Sandeep's place -- and the buildings on either side of him -- were gutted by fire yesterday afternoon. He got out in one piece but with nothing but the clothes on his back and his wallet (he had been in the shower and a cop showed up at the door: "You have the leave. NOW") The whole place went up in about five minutes.

All of the negatives for HIGH SOCIETY were destroyed as well as the 11x17 scanner and the new negative scanner. No insurance. So, I thought I'd better let everyone know that we're definitely not on track for the September 12 launch at this point.

I don't expect that I'll hear from Sandeep for at least a few days -- he's staying with friends and obviously has a lot more important things to think about than HIGH SOCIETY DIGITAL.

Okay -- gotta run to make my 3:00 prayer. Please feel free to relay this to anyone you think should know. Particularly people who are waiting on HIGH SOCIETY DIGITAL.

Sandeep Atwal is the director of communcations for Aardvark-Vanaheim, Inc, the publishing company created by Dave Sim in 1977 to publish his comic book, CEREBUS. Sandeep has been doing the graphic design and digital production on the titles CEREBUS ARCHIVE and glamourpuss, and working on the scanning for the Cerebus digital kickstarter.

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