We’ll be there for you
Community spirit How fantasy artists have come together to raise money for one of their own, via the Gate of Fire initiative
Muddy Colors is a fantasy art blog that showcases original artwork and articles to the community. Artist and blog contributor Arnie Fenner recently featured a very important cause on the site: friend and artist Allen Williams is suffering from HPVrelated squamous cell carcinoma.
Another artist, Iain McCaig – along with Karla Ortiz, and Christian and Andrea Alzmann – has set up the Gate of Fire fund to raise money for treatment. “As an artist and human being, Allen is beloved. He’s given so much of his art, inspiration, friendship and time to us all. Let’s return the favour and help him now he and his family need it most,” says Iain.
“I’ve just returned from Spectrum Fantastic Art Live, but one of us was notably missing this year. At the end of the first day, artists filled the floor to send a photo message to Allen and his wife, Vicki. It’s a message for everyone in our phantasmagorical community, that no matter what demons you’re fighting, we are there too. You are not alone.”
With $40,000 raised, more is needed. You can donate at
Allen’s’ striking drawing (left) featured in issue 109 of ImagineFX. Allen Williams worked on Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 film Pacific Rim.
The community gathered together at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live to send Allen
and his wife an inspiring message.