Earlier this year Mark Millar and Dynamic Forces held a couple of auctions to raise money for a new mini-bus for the special needs kids Millar's brother, Bobby, works with in Scotland. The bus costs about £26,000, or about $40,000, and according to Mark, they raised about half that with the auctions.
Mark said he is planning another auction around his upcoming Superior comic, but he's also asking folks to sponsor his brother's first attempt at skydiving. In August, Bobby will dress up as Nemesis, the character created by his brother and artist Steve McNiven, and jump out of a plane. "My only fear, of course, is that with that white hood and cut out eye-holes (I've seen the suit) he's going to be mistaken for the first Scottish Ku Klux Klansman and get the crap kicked out of him!" Mark said.
Mark posted a message from his brother on the Millarworld forums:
"My sky dive, in aid of the purchase of a school minibus for disabled pupils at my school, takes place on Sunday 22nd of August in Perth, Scotland. We're looking to raise about £26,000 (approx $40,000) and are just over half way there. Ideally we'd like to purchase the bus for October and I'm now looking for people prepared to sponsor me to participate in my first (and last!) sky dive event. All contributions would be most welcome and will help to bring us that bit closer to our target sum. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BFABE56N5S8PG Best wishes, Dr Bobby Millar"