The only comic-book artist who’s ever been found guilty of obscenity can return to Florida without being immediately taken into custody. The Kickstarter for an upcoming documentary about his trial has raised enough to not only fund the film, but also to clear Mike Diana’s outstanding warrant for his arrest.
The Trial of Mike Diana Kickstarter recently reached its goal of raising $40,000 to fund the documentary, which includes interviews with directors, comic book writers, and artists, including Neil Gaiman and Peter Bagge. In response, the campaign added a $5,000 stretch goal, promising part of it would be used to clear Diana’s $2,000 warrant. The stretch goal was funded in a couple of days.