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Fan Art/Voting Incentive-Sabrina

I just got this great piece of fan art by the uber-talented Hannah (Spiked Stock), and you may have noticed her posting about here in the comments.  Its this dynamite and sexy picture of Sabrina at the beach and I thought I’d put it up as voting incentive.  Even more incentive to vote, right?! [...]

calamityjon @ 2008-04-17T08:24:00

Hey all, I've listed another round of Tiny Heroes over on eBay, still focusing on the Women of Marvel (not to be confused with The Women of Marvel, which I kind of didn't know was a real card set they were doing. Whoops). I've also done another highly cartoony semi-nude, all of these being behind the cut, and I'm only telling you about the semi-nude on accounta there's some naked butt involved.

KEENSPOT MOVES TO "TEMPLAR, ARIZONA"

Keenspot is honored to announce that Templar, Arizona has joined the Keenspot line-up. The award-winning webcomic by Spike has been a runaway critical hit since it debuted online in May 2005.

Review of Templar, Arizona, up at ComixTalk!

Looks like Xaviar Xerexes at ComixTalk has put up my review of Charlie “Spike” Trotman’s webcomic of an oddball city in turmoil and the people that live in it, Templar, Arizona. Spike, by the way, just won the 2008 WCCA for Outstanding Character Writing. Congratulations! ComixTalk’s (understandable) policy prevents me from issuing [...]

Review of Templar, Arizona, up at ComixTalk!

Looks like Xaviar Xerexes at ComixTalk has put up my review of Charlie “Spike” Trotman’s webcomic of an oddball city in turmoil and the people that live in it, Templar, Arizona. Spike, by the way, just won the 2008 WCCA for Outstanding Character Writing. Congratulations! ComixTalk’s (understandable) policy prevents me from issuing [...]

Templar, AZ by Spike

Templar, Arizona, by Spike, reviewed by Larry "El Santo" Cruz

Late last year, my girlfriend and I took a nice roadtrip down the 101 to that City by the Bay, San Francisco. One of the many sights I wanted to see was Haight-Ashbury, the geographical flashpoint of the 1960's hippie movement. I was a little disappointed with what I saw. Haight-Ashbury was a rundown little ghetto frequented by people who may or may not be homeless. There were some colorful murals here and there, but nothing you couldn't see in some of the skeezier neighborhoods of Flint, Michigan. Haight-Ashbury was gritty, uncharacteristically quiet for a San Francisco district, and, most depressing of all, it failed to live up to the vibrant personality created by its own mythology.

What did I expect to see? Probably something like the town depicted in Templar, Arizona, a webcomic written and illustrated by Charlie "Spike" Trotman.

2008 WCCA Winners Announced

The 2008 WCCAs were announced today -- Phil and Kaja Foglio won Outstanding Comic for Girl Genius while webcomics veteran Meredith Gran won Outstanding Newcomer for her new webcomic Octopus Pie.  The Foglios took three total WCCAs this year, but Tracy Butler was a big winner too taking home 4 WCCAs for her work on Lackadaisy.  Click read more for the full list of winners:

"That's the way the world goes 'round"

That's the way that the world goes 'round.
You're up one day and the next you're down.
It's half an inch of water and you think you're gonna drown.
That's the way that the world goes 'round.
~ "That's the way the world goes 'round" by John Prine

WCCA 2008 Nominees Are Out

The nominees for this year's WCCAs were released this past Sunday (sadly without any fanfare, or press release... again). But lots of interesting choices (and good links to comics!):

OUTSTANDING COMIC FINALISTS:
Achewood by Chris Onstaad
Girl Genius by Phil and Kaja Foglio
Gunnerkrigg Court by Tom Siddell
Perry Bible Fellowship by Nicholas Gurewitch
The Phoenix Requiem by Sarah Ellerton