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Great Ape receives Ignatz Award for Best Online Comic

Nicholas Gurewitch presenting Ignatz award to Chris OnstadThis was by far the most memorable moment of the 2007 SPX -- Nicholas Gurewitch presenting the Ignatz award to (presumably) Chris Onstad for Achewood. After Nick announced the award, a character in an ape costume came to the front of the auditorium and pantomimed while Nick translated. The simean conveyed through Nick that he was thrilled from the top of his buttocks to be receiving the award.

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Yeah, and I could only go Saturday and Sunday! Sorry to miss you both.

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Joe Zabel's picture

Xerexes, T-- Sorry I missed you guys!

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I've also heard it theorized that the ape was actually a mutual friend of Gurewitch and Onstad in disguise. (Well, I suppose the "in disguise" part could be inferred.)

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Xaviar Xerexes's picture

Were you there too! Dang - sorry I missed you (although I could only go Friday this year...)

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Xaviar Xerexes

Oh yeah... this place is called ComixTalk now.

I run this place! Tip the piano player on the way out.

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Joe Zabel's picture

FYI, I uploaded a picture with this, but I don't see it.

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Xaviar Xerexes's picture

Joe! Hey thanks for the post - I wish I'd known you were there this year - it would have been cool to meet in person finally.

I added the image - it's still set for me to review images before they show up on the site...

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Xaviar Xerexes

Oh yeah... this place is called ComixTalk now.

I run this place! Tip the piano player on the way out.