It’s with a heavy heart that we bring you more sad news from the world of Steve Rude. The co-creator of 1980s indie comics sensation Nexus and the illustrator of such memorably beautiful works as Superman/Batman: World’s Finest has once again found himself in dire financial straits following an arrest earlier this week. According to a message sent to Rude’s mailing list, the artist became involved in a physical altercation with his neighbors that resulted in Rude being taken into custody by Arizona’s Maricopa County Sherif’s Office. To help pay for Rude’s bail and legal fees, prices have been lowered on the artist’s original art sales. As of Tuesday night, Rude’s family was able to raise enough to pay Steve’s bail and a post on his Facebook indicates he’s due to be released this morning.
According to the Maricopa Sherif’s website, Rude, 55, is in custody for assault and failure to comply with a court order.
“Steve has had a back and forth with the neighbors for quite some time now that started over their barking dogs. Last night Steve got hauled in,” read a message posted to Rude’s website on Tuesday. “We are currently lowering prices on Steve’s art to make bail and pay for legal fees. We also are offering the above print for sale as well as several other pieces.”
Tuesday evening, Rude’s wife Jaynelle updated friends and fans with the news that bail had been raised and that Steve was to be released Wednesday morning. The complete Facebook post follows:
Thank you to everyone. We were able to make bail, but Steve won’t be released until morning. Now we have to pay for the legal counsel so he doesn’t end up back doing hard time for trying to keep his sanity. All he wants is to be left alone to create his art, not harassed by people who call the police on our kids because a frisbee ended up in their yard.
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