Ah. That kind of friendship. It's interesting to see, since I don't quite possess it myself.
As I once told my friends, "The optimal situation is both of us alive. I'd risk a lot and injure myself to see it happen. And if it's a couple of us go or just me, I'd rather see you alive. But if only one of us has to go, I'm not killing myself for you, and since you're my friends, I'm sure you'll understand. I don't expect you to stupidly get yourself killed for me, either."
Hi, this is Steve Stirling. Could you contact me via email at email@example.com? You mentioned that you liked my books, and I -may- have work for someone who can do webart, in conjunction with a new site my publisher is going to be setting up for me. Drop me a line if you might be interested.
As much as it would make my fangirly heart simultaneously humiliated and thrilled to think S.M. Stirling was reading my dinky little webcomic, you'll have to forgive me if I take your claim of identity with a healthy dose of skepticism.
Anonymity is a wonderful, horrible thing.