Dexter Vines diagnosed with Cancer

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First reported on Newsarama, Artist/Inker Dexter Vines was recently diagnosed with Cancer; Dexter’s friends launched a GoFundMe page, to help with his treatments and medical expenses. Mr. Vines has been a long time inker for other artists such as Ed McGuinness, Joshua Middleton, and participated in a portion for Terry Dodson’s Comic book, X-Men/Fantastic Four #1.


Dexter began treatment, but his insurance will not cover either the full cost nor provide living expenses while he is unable to work. His friends are looking to raise $25,000 that will cover both his expenses and treatment for the next nine to twelve months. Team Dex, which consists of Damita Howard, Brian Reber, and Joe Peacock had this to say on the Description on his GoFundMe page:

On January 27, 2020, legendary comics inker Dexter Vines went to the doctor for a chronic lower back pain that refused to go away. He discovered two major surprises:

1) that he had two fractured vertebrae in his lower back, and 2) that they were the result of Multiple Myeloma, a cancer that attacks the plasma of the blood. 

Team Dex

The team’s goal is within reach, they need $2,549 to reach the $25,000 goal. If you can, please share or donate to help Dexter, and if you and your team are reading this, you have the Nerd Den’s support.

February 4th- Update: Good news from Team Dex, the team and Dexter had reached their fundraising goal, below is an excerpt of the announcement from their GoFundMe Page. The total so far has reached $31,715!

“WOW. The goal we set for Dexter was met in 14 hours. To me, that’s not mind blowing, it’s a sign of just how loved he is by all of you. Thank you all so very much for contributing.

We are letting the campaign run a few more days, because the more cushion and help we can give Dexter, the less he has to worry about making ends meet and the more he can concentrate on his health and getting well. (We won’t let it run forever of course, but we know there are many people just discovering this news who would like to contribute and, frankly, we welcome the help).

Individual emails to donors will go out in the coming days, because we want to thank each and every one of you. And Dexter will be updating himself very soon, but for now, let this update serve as a gigantic and very warm THANK YOU, from Dexter and all of us on Team Dex. We love you and we love this community.”

— Damita, Brian, and Joe

“ Hello all friends and family, I just want to say thanks for all the love and support you have sent my way by phone,IM, text stopping by the hospital that I LOVE YOU ALL! I try to be a positive force in my little corner of the world and today I got to that positivity come back 1000 x fold!

I don’t have the words to say how much this means to me and my family. When I’m back on my feet, I will rain down hugs love positivity juice and anything else I can think of. I’m down but not out and can’t wait to make new memories with all of y’all with a side of sweet tea!

And a special shoutout to my A-team, Damita Howard, Brian Reber & Joe Peacock!”

Dexter Vines

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