Cool T-shirt … and an even-cooler cause

T-shirt design courtesy Mirage Studios

Provo resident Jake Black, a 30-year-old comic book and television writer (the CW’s “Smallville”), is currently undergoing treatment for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a form of cancer that attacks the immune system.

Black does not have full medical insurance coverage, so a few of the folks behind the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” comic books have started a charitable project on his behalf.

They’re making a limited edition, “Scratch Attack” T-shirt, which features characters from the Ninja Turtles comics series. The shirts cost $25, and all proceeds from shirt sales will go towards helping Black and his family cover their medical and other expenses.

Pre-orders for the shirts are being taken at More information on Black can be found on his blog and Website (

A quick update: Jake e-mailed me with this: “Just to clarify, we do have insurance, it’s just that our out of pocket is extremely high, and (being) a full-time freelancer, things have been tough.”

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