James met another friend of mine, who was writing Tekno Comics: Kate Worley. They fell in love, they had two children together.
Then Kate got cancer. I posted their appeal 13 years ago. (This is a beautiful letter from Jim to this blog in 2005, asking people to stop sending money, following Kate’s death. It gives you the measure of the man.)
Jim died of cancer on June the 5th, leaving a wife and three children (two Autistic, one with Chronic Fatigue Immune Disfunction).
Go and read all about Jim and Kate and their lives and children at https://www.gofundme.com/vance-family-home-mortgage. If you’re someone who was touched by their work, or by their friendship, please donate, even if it’s a few dollars. I did.