Monday, November 19, 2007

SLICE OF LIFE :: Fistacuffs!

Okay, so I'm not sure how many of you out there know about this, but it's double-definitely worth checking out. Sam Hiti--whose book Tiempos Finales I recently reviewed--does a thing on the side called Fistacuffs, which is a gladiator-style cartoonist-on-cartoonist tournament. Basically, cartoonists whip up completely original characters and pit them against each other anonymously, with participants and some viewers voting on the outcome. Some pretty big names have contributed fighters in the past, including Guy Davis, Paul Pope, Kagan McLeod (one of my favorites!), and a TON of others. The fight is totally anonymous, so it doesn't turn into a popularity contest, and everything is kept PG, so it's even okay for your kids to look at.

ANYway, the fourth tournament is now going on: this time it's a 3-on-3 team tournament. I can't tell you which team our staff member is on; heck, I don't even want to tell you which staff member, just in case. But regardless, go check it out. You can even vote for your favorite team, but I'm pretty sure you have to have a valid Blogger profile, and your profile has to link to a valid blog or sweet website, to keep cheaters at bay. All those voting rules are on there, if you scroll down a little. But even if you don't vote, it's just a cool thing to look at! Enjoy!

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