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Comix Talk for Thursday, February 25, 2010

Year of the Rat by Cayetano Garza

AWARDS: The National Cartoonist Society has announced the nominees for the Reubens and up for Cartoonist of the Year are Stephen Pastis (Pearls Before Swine), Dan Piraro (Bizarro) and Richard Thompson (Cul De Sac).  So humor me for a moment -- I think comics would be well-served to unite its several major comics awards.  The Reubens, for example, seem to me to be firmly established in the public's mind with the kind of gag a day, four panel serial strip that dominates the newspaper today.  You could easily carve out a number of categories at the Eisner's for serialized comedy strips and just call 'em Reuben awards within that larger program. 

DEAD TREES: The Beat notes that cat garza's Year of the Rat has been collected into a print version.

REVIEWS: El Santo reviews Girls & Sports.  It gets 1 star out of 5.  See El Santo doing the hard work of reading certain comics... so you don't have to.

VIDEO GAMES? VIDEO GAMES! Jeph Jacques draws some funny Mass Effect webcomics.