A really good friend of mine has had a comic in the Amazon 'Comic Strip Superstar' contest, which basically took 5000 entries of potential comics for syndication from the public, narrowed them down to 50 to be reviewed by professionals, and then to a final 10 for public voting. And she's made it to the top ten!
If you want, and please do look at the other comics there - and you've got to have an Amazon account to vote I guess, but - please give the comic 'Girl' your consideration. She's worked pretty hard at making it the best entry she possibly can, and she'd really love it if she could win! She's been doing comics for about ten years now, and being paid for it all finally, regularly, would be a relief.
Anyway! Here: http://www.amazon.com/books-used-books- ... 2128878011
Please look at the 'Girl', by Dana Simpson! Even if she wasn't a friend, I'd still think her entry was among the best, and even trying to be objective, I think it's /the/ best. I mean, c'mon:
She's a kid who's awkward at school, awkward at home, and comfortable in the forest, where her friends all live. She has a name, but her forest-dwelling friends all just call her "Girl."
Isn't that just cool?