Sports fans, we're talking to you. OK, we're talking to everyone. But, sports fans will be particularly entertained. Tank McNamara has been a part of comics mythology since the early 1970s, bringing sports themes into pop culture and the comics world. For years, co-creators Bill Hinds and Jeff Millar have reached out to the masses to award a sports figure with an illustrious title: Sports Jerk of the Year.
Busted cheating at your sport? Yes, you might qualify. Notable jail sentences or criminal records? Been nominated before. You put the "ME" in "TEAM"? Multiple wins in the past. Bought Christmas presents for an orphanage? Nah. Not this time. Caused your team or league to fail miserably –- or to cancel a season? We're talkin' about you.
THE RULES: Nominations can be made only for an INDIVIDUAL -- not a team, league, organization or corporation. Make only ONE nomination, OK?
We're accepting nominations in three ways through Thursday, Jan. 24:
GoComics Blog: Write below with your nomination and why!
Facebook: Visit our Facebook page and comment on it.
The winner will be announced on Thursday, Jan. 30 on GoComics (a few days prior to the Super Bowl), in its social media outlets and also in the Tank McNamara comic strip.
Ten lucky people who submit will receive a Tank McNamara frameable print, signed by Bill Hinds.
Bill Hinds will join us on Twitter today (Jan. 4) at 1:30 p.m. CST to discuss the contest, Tank McNamara, the future of the strip and more. Another hour-long live Twitter/Tweet session with an iconic comics creator! Join the conversation and ask Bill questions using the hashtag #McNamaraLIVE.