Drew Ford's It's Alive Imprint Victim Of International Bank Fraud, Seeks Help

Drew Ford, owner of archive comics publisher It's Alive!, publishing through IDW has… a problem. A problem called international bank fraud. He writes,


A few months ago, I sent several international wire transfers to a printer outside the USA. Initially, they told me everything was fine. But recently, they told me they never received any money. Obviously, I was in shock! I immediately contacted my bank, who confirmed that the funds were sent and received months ago. After taking a closer look, my bank believes the printer has nothing to do with this, and that it is their bank who "lost" my money. I would replace the word "lost" with "stolen", but that's me.

Anyway, my bank has opened an official investigation, but has made it clear that I will probably not get my money back.

Sadly, without recouping at least a portion of these "lost" funds, I don't know if I can keep my business afloat. I have several freelancers who need to be paid for current and upcoming projects, and of course the biggest bill will be the cost to print my books.

Drew Ford has launched a GoFundMe campaign to try and keep him in business in the interim. He wants to point out the number of archive titles he has been involved in getting back into print in the last few years.



  1. U.S.S. Stevens: The Collected Stories by Sam Glanzman (Eisner nomination)
  2. Murder By Remote Control by Janwillem van de Wetering and Paul Kirchner
  3. Private Beach by David Jerome Hahn
  4. The Bozz Chronicles by David Michelinie and Bret Blevins
  5. Civil War Adventure by Chuck Dixon and Gary Kwapisz
  6. A Sailor's Story by Sam Glanzman
  7. Worry Doll by Matt Coyle
  8. Wandering Star by Teri S. Wood
  9. Little Tulip by Jerome Charyn and Francois Boucq
  10. Seekers into the Mystery by by J. M. Dematteis, Jon J Muth, Glenn Barr, Michael Zulli & Jill Thompson
  11. Fires and Murmur by Lorenzo Mattotti and Jerry Kramsky
  12. The Puma Blues by Stephen Murphy and Michael Zulli (Eisner nomination)
  13. Night and the Enemy by Harlan Ellison and Ken Steacy
  14. World Without End by Jamie Delano and John Higgins
  15. Paleo by Jim Lawson
  16. Lightrunner by Lamar Waldron and Rod Whigham
  17. Last of the Dragons by Carl Potts, Dennis O'Neil, Terry Austin, Marie Severin
  18. Billy Budd, KGB by Jerome Charyn and Francois Boucq
  19. The Boys of Sheriff Street by Jerome Charyn and Jacques de Loustal
  20. Through the Habitrails by Jeff Nicholson
  21. White Collar by Giacomo Patri
  22. ATTU by Sam Glanzman
  23. The Magician's Wife by Jerome Charyn and Francois Boucq
  24. Civil War: Book Two by Chuck Dixon and Gary Kwapisz
  25. The Juggler of Our Lady by R. O. Blechman and Maurice Sendak
  26. Georgie: The Story of a Man, His Dog, and a Pin by R. O. Blechman
  27. Blackjack by Alex Simmons and Joe Bennett
  28. Mercy by J. M. Dematteis and Paul Johnson
  29. Umbra by Stephen Murphy and Mike Hawthorne
  30. My War by Szegedi Szuts
  31. Secret Teachings of a Comic Book Master: The Art of Alfredo Alcala by Heidi MacDonald, Phillip Dana Yeh, Gil Kane, Roy Thomas
  32. Through Hell with Hiprah Hunt by Art Young
  33. Red Range by Joe R. Lansdale & Sam Glanzman
  34. Dope by Trina Robbins

Will there be a lucky 35?

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