Gahan Wilson. You know that name. Only a few cartoonists rank as high as Mr. Wilson. His distinctive quirky cartoons graced the pages of Playboy for over 50 years. He was also a regular contributor to The New Yorker, The National Lampoon, Fantasy and Science Fiction, and many other publications. Gahan Wilson is in urgent need of a memory care facility. This is a very challenging time for his family. Please consider making a donation to a GoFundMe campaign you can visit right here.
From Gahan Wilson’s stepson, Paul Winters:
Gahan is suffering from severe dementia. We have helped him through the stages of the disease and he is currently not doing very well.
My mother, and his wife of fifty-three years, Nancy Winters, passed away on March 2, 2019. She was his rock. His guide through the world. While we all helped with his care, it was my mother who grounded him. He is currently distraught and out of sorts with the world.
Memory care is needed immediately. Gahan and my mother had been residing in an assisted living facility in Arizona. With my mother’s passing, the facility is about to discharge him. We must find him a memory care facility immediately. Memory care is wildly expensive. More so than assisted living. If we could cover the cost ourselves, we would. We can’t, and Gahan and my mother did not save for anything like this. We are asking his fans to help us, help Gahan.
Visit GoFundMe and help one of our great cartoonists find his way: Help with Cartoonist Gahan Wilson’s Memory Care at GoFundMe.
2 responses to “Legendary Cartoonist Gahan Wilson in Need of Memory Care Facility”
I’m sorry to read this — I’ve enjoyed his cartoons in The New Yorker for years, and I think he was at one of the World Horror Conventions I attended, back in the day.
I know, it is so sad. The good news is that the GoFundMe campaign is doing very well. I just hope everyone out there who can help will step up. You know, there was a documentary on Gahan Wilson, Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird (2013), directed by Steven-Charles Jaffe. It has a cavalcade of stars paying tribute to Gahan Wilson. This includes Stephen Colbert, Guillermo del Toro, Neil Gaiman, and many others. Can these folks step up and help? I certainly hope so!