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Increase your karma: help Matthew Woodson!

July 16, 2008

Here at Cool Surface towers, we’re big fans of Ghostco’s Matthew Woodson. Not only is he an amazingly talented artist, but he writes a very honest and entertaining blog “With hands and hair…” which you should bookmark for reading immediately after your done with your regular visit here.

Now to the crux of this post, unlike here in England where the spiders are just things that I have to get out of the room because Sarah is scared of them, in America the spiders mean business.

I’ll let Matthew elaborate: “On Monday of last week I was bitten by a yet unknown poisonous spider on my right knee. By Tuesday I was running a high fever and unable to walk. On Friday evening I collapsed and was rushed to the ER. After a series of x-rays and a whole lot of examination, I was informed that I had a rather large abscess and cellulitis due to the spider’s bite. I was sent home early Saturday morning after having my knee surgically “drained”, and in more pain than I have ever been in. After a doctor’s appointment this Monday, another abscess was drained and I was informed that I would need to see a doctor weekly until the wound had healed, which could possibly take up to 8 months. Within these 8 months there will remain the very real threat of the infection spreading into the bone of my knee, as well as the possibility of blood poisoning.”

Because Matthew lives in America, there’s no NHS, so this is going to cost him. A lot. So we’re asking you to go and visit his site and maybe buy a print from him, or even better, commission him to draw something. It’s the first time he’s ever taken on commssions, and you couldn’t ask for a more talented artist to draw something for you, and even better, you’d get a great piece of art while helping him out financially. And if you need more convincing, here’s a sample of his work here:Well, what are you waiting for? go visit his site and blog now! If you’re lucky, he may even be persuaded to email you the pics of his knee hole!