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Wednesday News Update

Zach Miller wins the first Blooker prize for comics for his Joe and Monkey book, "Totally Boned."  Congrats to Zach!

Actually there's a lot of book-related news today: 

  • Over at Blank Label Comics, Howard Tayler is taking pre-orders for the first Schlock Mercenary book, "Under New Management".  There is a four page PDF preview here.
  • AP Furtado has new books for sale: a two volume collection filled with 48 pages of Tween called "Tween: The Collected Bad Mojo."  Also available is "The Underground Pop Anthology" which features 32 pages of different Furtado stories.  (There are more details and cover art in Furtado's blog post on this here.)
  • Chris Baldwin announced that a book collecting his Little Dee series should be out sometime this month.
  • Butternutsquash has a new update.  These guys got hit by the Speakeasy shutdown and are now working on how to publish and sell the comic book series version of Butternutsquash.  Artist Ramon Perez is also part of a new group blog on comics called Transmission X.

I may have posted this before, but you may be interested in Debbie Ridpath Ohi's tax tips for freelancers.  We're almost on top of the 2005 year tax filing deadline so if you're not already done with your paperwork get to it already!

Peter Hayward writes a bit about Alexander Danner's Panel One series on the Weekly Webcomics Review blog.  Speaking of Alexander Danner, he wrote a short review of Hope Larson's Salamander Dreams for this week's Webcomics Examiner.

And, have I mentioned Chopping Block is back?  Lee Adam Herold's creepy-funny webcomic about a serial killer named Butch is back.