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Upstate comic writer raises money for brain aneurysm research

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A screenshot of the Solestar comic book Kickstarter page. (Jan. 2, 2013/FOX Carolina) A screenshot of the Solestar comic book Kickstarter page. (Jan. 2, 2013/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

It's a comic book meant to remind people that we're all still good and one with a cause.

 

A local man is writing a graphic novel, and proceeds will go to brain aneurysm research.

The book's writer, Siike Donnelly, grew up in Greenville. Three years ago he suffered from a ruptured brain aneurysm. The now 30-year-old had to relearn to walk and talk with his family in the Upstate. Now, he's back in Los Angeles and back in comics.

He's trying to raise funds on the website Kickstarter for his next project, Solestar.

No longer able to draw like he used to before his aneurysm, Donnelly reached out to more than 60 professional artists to illustrate his 96-page comic novel.

The story focuses around a superman-like hero who knows he's dying from page one. He's out to turn the bad guys good.

"People always say when you write something, it always comes from a personal place, and I tried at first to make this not so much about me but then there are definitely a lot of shades of kind of the stuff I've been through over the past couple years," said Donnelly.

He said he's still on a long road to recovery and that every brain aneurysm patient has the chance of future ruptures.

"It's a never ending battle and that's Superman's famous line is that he's always fighting a never ending battle, so that comes across in our book in Solestar," Donnelly explained.

Donnelly's mission is to raise $11,000 by Jan. 11. So far he's got just over $4,000. He needs that money to print the books, and all the proceeds from selling them will go toward brain aneurysm research.

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