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Mon Apr 20, 2015 at 01:38 PM PDT

My Superpower

by The Gimp

Making others feel good about themselves is my superpower. I don’t do it consciously - it’s more of a part of who and what I am.

I’m Larime Taylor, and I was born with Arthrogryposis, a condition that leaves me with little use of my arms and legs. I draw with my mouth. I’m a caricature artist and comic book cartoonist (that’s the fancy term for creators who write AND draw their own stories). I've lived in poverty on Social Security for most of the last 14 years, and only after moving to Las Vegas in June on ‘14 have I really had a means of making a living.

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Thu Dec 04, 2014 at 08:36 AM PST

Sylv is out of surgery

by The Gimp

My wife Sylv had surgery last night to remove a 15cm mass from her lower abdomen, along with her uterus and ovaries. She's now recovering.

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Tue Dec 02, 2014 at 08:16 AM PST

Short but Urgent - Wife Has Cancer

by The Gimp

I'm disabled, I type with a pencil in my mouth and I'm typing on a cell phone from the hospital, so it will be a short post today. This community has been there for me and my wife in the past, but we've never needed it as much as we do now.

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Mon Aug 04, 2014 at 01:11 PM PDT

Help Me Make This Go Viral!

by The Gimp

I made a trailer for my first collected volume of my comic book series and I can really use your help. Sales on the book have been low because it's not typical comic book fare. It's got a mostly female cast of characters that I draw like real women and it focuses on dialogue and character instead of action and sex.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014 at 05:33 PM PDT

Needing Help From Our DK Friends

by The Gimp

I'll be posting this from time to time as we get ready to move.

Many of you know me. For those who don't, I'm disabled comic book creator Larime Taylor, and my disabled wife Sylv and I need to relocate to be closer to family to help with our care. We currently live in the inland desert of California and we're trying to move to Las Vegas where my family lives. We've been living below the poverty line for 14 years now, and while my recently published comic book series is helping a bit, it's an indie book and sales are low.

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Sat Apr 05, 2014 at 08:28 AM PDT

Needing Help From Our DK Friends

by The Gimp

Many of you know me. For those who don't, I'm disabled comic book creator Larime Taylor, and my disabled wife Sylv and I need to relocate to be closer to family to help with our care. We currently live in the inland desert of California and we're trying to move to Las Vegas where my family lives. We've been living below the poverty line for 14 years now, and while my recently published comic book series is helping a bit, it's an indie book and sales are low.

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Sat Dec 21, 2013 at 06:31 PM PST

Christmas in Poverty

by The Gimp

So the holiday coming up is really mixed for me. First of all, I’m more Buddhist or pagan than anything, so I’m not a big Christmas person. My parents always broke themselves making sure we got presents every year growing up, so it’s not a bad childhood thing, it’s more a matter of not being Christian and, more importantly, living in poverty for the last 13 years. When you can’t even pay your rent or bills some months, Christmas isn’t exactly a priority.

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Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 05:51 PM PDT

My Wife Needs Your Help

by The Gimp

Okay, I need your help. My wife, Sylv Taylor, is bed-bound with Lupus and her laptop is the only link she has to the outside world. That laptop is also what she uses to create art, including coloring comics. It's dying - it shut off 10 times in 3 hours today - and when it's dead she'll be utterly isolated and unable to create.

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Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 11:22 AM PDT

Big Announcement! My Publisher Is...!

by The Gimp

I'll be a part of Minotaur Press, the Top Cow imprint that publishes Think Tank and focuses on creator-owned, black and white content. So yes, I'm now an Image creator! It's been very difficult keeping quiet about this, and I'm so excited to finally be able to tell you all the big news!
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Thu May 09, 2013 at 05:11 PM PDT

Only $550 To Go! PLEASE READ!

by The Gimp

I've been a member of the community since the Howard Dean days on Haloscan. Over the years, the community has helped me a great deal, and for that I'll never be able to thank you enough. My life is about to change in a BIG way between now and New Years, and I'm asking for a last bit of help to get there. This is me and what I do:

The Independents: Larime Taylor from Michael La Breche on Vimeo.

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My name is Larime Taylor, and I'm a cartoonist. That's the official, fancy term for someone who writes and illustrates their own comics, as opposed to just writing or penciling or coloring. I do the entire book, from script to finished, lettered pages, at the rate of 1-2 finished pages a day, which I'm told is pretty fast. I also do it all with my mouth.

Follow me past the jump for details about what I'm doing.

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Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 01:32 PM PDT

This Is Who I Am. This Is What I Do.

by The Gimp

The Independents: Larime Taylor from Michael La Breche on Vimeo.

I'm a disabled writer and artist, born with Arthrogryposis (AMC), making a comic book with my mouth.

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