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September 22, 2016

WINNERS OF THE SHERPA BOOK GIVEAWAY

 

To everyone who entered the Sherpa Book Giveaway -- thank you!

 

The six winners of our random drawing are: Murray Crossman, Sean Kleefeld, Tony Savoni, Rotifer Thalweg, Craig Wittler, and Isaac Wooten.

 

Please email me asap and let me know what address I should use to send you your Sherpa book.

 

Onward and upward with the cartoon arts!

 

David Stanford, aide de sherpa
support@comicssherpa.com

 

 

September 17, 2016

SHERPA BOOK GIVEAWAY!

 

Comics Sherpa is a separate cartoon galaxy within the GoComics universe, where close to 200 independent cartoonists post their work. (To visit, click SHERPA on the green bar at the top of this page). In the thirteen years of Sherpa’s existence so far, over 1,000 different features have appeared.

 

As the site’s Aide de Sherpa, I’ve heard from numerous creators over the past few months about books they have self-published, so today we are offering a Sherpa Book Giveaway of the six titles below. All except Dysconnected are signed by their creator.

 

To enter, leave a comment on this blog post with your FIRST and LAST name. Limit one entry per person. This giveaway is limited to residents of the U.S. and Canada. The contest will end on Tuesday, September 20th, at 5 p.m., EST. The winners will be randomly selected, and announced on this blog that evening.

 

 

 

Batch Rejection coverBATCH REJECTION: New Century Modern
by Garey Mckee

 

This single-panel feature mimics the classic style of early to mid-20th century magazine cartoons while exploring the mundane, everyday foibles of 21st century technology.

 

 

 

View strip here.

 

6 x 9, 152 pages, pb, b&w, Ten Spot Publishing.
Available via Amazon.

 

 

 

 

Dysconnected coverDYSCONNECTED: Isolated By Our Mobile Devices
by Anton Scamvougeras

 

In the future, the happiest, most content and satisfied people will be those of us who learn to best manage our relationships with our technology. This hefty and elegant collection, which combines Dysconnected art with quotes on the subject, was described by a Vancouver book critic thus: “Easily one of the best books of the year.”

 

View strip here.

 

11 x 8 1/2, 160 pages, pb, b&w, AJKS Publishing.
Available via Amazon.

Website.

 

 

Green Pieces GFTPU coverGREEN PIECES: Green From the Pond Up
by Drew Aquilina

 

This eco-comic explores wetland life through the denizens of one particular pond. Iggy the claustrophobic turtle and his friends -- Radic, an annoying dragonfly; Cabby, an omnipotent techno-bullfrog; and Roc, a rogue raccoon -- have adventures that entertain, while the strip manages to convey a lot of interesting information about the lives of plants and animals.

 

View strip here.

 

8 ½ x 11, 197 pages, pb, color throughout. Green Pieces Studio.
Available via Amazon.

Green Pieces Cartoon Studio.

 


Magnificatz- NSFTSQ coverNEVER SETTLE FOR THE STATUS QUO: A Magnificatz Collection
by Steve Ogden

 

Magnificatz is about a longsuffering ingenious guy and his two precocious cat advisers. Steve Ogden’s beautiful art is well featured in this collection, which also includes a fascinating illustrated account of how the strip evolved over 25 years -- from Croker’s Gorge, to Silas & Max, to Doctor Magnifico, and, finally, to Magnificatz. Formerly on Sherpa, the strip now appears on GoComics.

 

View strip here.

 

8x8, 126 pages, pb, color throughout, Wishtales Publishing.

Available at http://wishtales.bigcartel.com/
Website.

 

 

 

No Ordinary Life coverNO ORDINARY LIFE: Why is the Coffee Always Gone?
by Justin Baglio

 

“Simple. Fun. Amusing. Don’t overthink it!” suggests this full-color single panel's creator. “Just sit back with your favorite beverage and enjoy.” His takes on modern life have appeared on Sherpa for four years.

 

 

View strip here.

 

6 x 9, 66 pages, pb, color throughout, CreateSpace.
Available via Amazon.

 

 

 

Lili and Derek book coverLILI AND DEREK
by Maria Bruno & Michael Paraskevas

 

Lili may be the most conceited cartoon character ever, and is admirably attended to by her faithfully patient and ever-forgiving friend, Derek. Featuring wonderful drawings by Paraskevas (creator of another Sherpa feature, The Green Monkeys, and co-creator of Nickelodeon’s Maggie and the Ferocious Beast), this large-format book is beautifully produced, with elaborate detailed endpaper collages.

 

View strip here.

 

13 1/4 x 9 1/2, 48 pages, hc, color throughout, Lili Land Books.

Paraskevas Studios: http://jrkrol8.wixsite.com/paraskevasstudios/about

 

September 15, 2016

COMICS SHERPA: EDITOR'S PICKS

 

This recurring LAUGH TRACKS feature highlights individual Sherpa strips and panels that for one reason or another caught the fancy of the aide de sherpa. It could be anything; the drawing, the writing, the humor, the coloring, that they tried something interesting, or that it's a new step for that particular creator.


We hope this quirky sampler will alert you to features you might not yet have noticed amid Sherpa's abundant, ever-changing, and eclectic mix, and that it gives Sherpa creators a modicum of helpful feedback.

 

 

Lili and Derek  9-13-16

 

 

 

 

Ron Warren  9-13-16

 

 

 

 

 

Suburban Fairy Tales  9-13-16

 

 

 

 

 

Onion & Pea  9-14-16

 

 

 

 

 

No Ordinary Life  9-15-16

 

 

 

A complete list of all the Sherpa features can be found here.

 

 

September 12, 2016

COMICS SHERPA: EDITOR'S PICKS

 

This recurring LAUGH TRACKS feature highlights individual Sherpa strips and panels that for one reason or another caught the fancy of the aide de sherpa. It could be anything; the drawing, the writing, the humor, the coloring, that they tried something interesting, or that it's a new step for that particular creator.


We hope this quirky sampler will alert you to features you might not yet have noticed amid Sherpa's abundant, ever-changing, and eclectic mix, and that it gives Sherpa creators a modicum of helpful feedback.

 

 

 

Girth  9-9-16

 

 

 

 

Inkwell Forest 9-9-16

 

 

 

9-9-16

 

 

 

 

Zombie Heights  9-10-16

 

 

 

 

9-11-16

 

 

 

A complete list of all the Sherpa features can be found here.

 

 

September 09, 2016

COMICS SHERPA: EDITOR'S PICKS

 

This recurring LAUGH TRACKS feature highlights individual Sherpa strips and panels that for one reason or another caught the fancy of the aide de sherpa. It could be anything; the drawing, the writing, the humor, the coloring, that they tried something interesting, or that it's a new step for that particular creator.


We hope this quirky sampler will alert you to features you might not yet have noticed amid Sherpa's abundant, ever-changing, and eclectic mix, and that it gives Sherpa creators a modicum of helpful feedback.

 

 

 

All In Good Time  9-6-16

 

 

 

 

Bolts & Nuts  9-6-16

 

 

 

 

9-7-16

 

 

 

 

Buns 9-7-16

 

 

 

 

9-8-16

 

 

 

 

A complete list of all the Sherpa features can be found here.

 

 

September 05, 2016

COMICS SHERPA: EDITOR'S PICKS

 

This recurring LAUGH TRACKS feature highlights individual Sherpa strips and panels that for one reason or another caught the fancy of the aide de sherpa. It could be anything; the drawing, the writing, the humor, the coloring, that they tried something interesting, or that it's a new step for that particular creator.


We hope this quirky sampler will alert you to features you might not yet have noticed amid Sherpa's abundant, ever-changing, and eclectic mix, and that it gives Sherpa creators a modicum of helpful feedback.

 

 

 

 Batch Rejection  9-2-16

 

 

 

 

9-2-16

 

 

 

Professor Herbert and G.E.O.  9-2-16

 

 

 

 

Something About Celeste  9-2-16

 

 

 

The Boobiehatch  9-2-16

 

 

 

Gravy  9-4-16

 

 

 

 

 

Adulting  9-5-16

 

 

 

And now...  9-5-16

 

 

 

 

One Funny Golden Retriever  9-5-16

 

 

 

 

 

9-5-16

 

 

 

 

 

A complete list of all the Sherpa features can be found here.

 

 

September 01, 2016

COMICS SHERPA: EDITOR'S PICKS

 

This recurring LAUGH TRACKS feature highlights individual Sherpa strips and panels that for one reason or another caught the fancy of the aide de sherpa. It could be anything; the drawing, the writing, the humor, the coloring, that they tried something interesting, or that it's a new step for that particular creator.


We hope this quirky sampler will alert you to features you might not yet have noticed amid Sherpa's abundant, ever-changing, and eclectic mix, and that it gives Sherpa creators a modicum of helpful feedback.

 

 

 No Ordinary Life  8-30-16

 

 

 

 

8-31-16

 

 

 

8-31-16

 

 

 

 

Mary's Nature  8-31-16

 

 

 

 

8-31-16

 

 

 

 

 

The Gray Zone  8-31-16

 

 

 

 

 

The Rocks  9-1-16

 

 

 

 

Zombie Heights 9-1-16

 

 

 

 

 

A complete list of all the Sherpa features can be found here.

 

 

August 26, 2016

COMICS SHERPA: EDITOR'S PICKS

 

This recurring LAUGH TRACKS feature highlights individual Sherpa strips and panels that for one reason or another caught the fancy of the aide de sherpa. It could be anything; the drawing, the writing, the humor, the coloring, that they tried something interesting, or that it's a new step for that particular creator.


We hope this quirky sampler will alert you to features you might not yet have noticed amid Sherpa's abundant, ever-changing, and eclectic mix, and that it gives Sherpa creators a modicum of helpful feedback.

 

 

 

8-23-16

 

 

 

 

8-23-16

 

 

 

 

8-23-16

 

 

 

 

 

The Neighborhood  8-23-16

 

 

 

 

 

8-24-16

 

 

 

 

8-24-16

 

 

 

 

Dust Specks  8-24-16

 

 

 

 

 

8-24-16

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smith  8-24-16

 

 

 

 

 

Stale Crackers  8-25-16

 

 

 

 

A complete list of all the Sherpa features can be found here.

 

 

August 22, 2016

COMICS SHERPA: EDITOR'S PICKS

This recurring LAUGH TRACKS feature highlights individual Sherpa strips and panels that for one reason or another caught the fancy of the aide de sherpa. It could be anything; the drawing, the writing, the humor, the coloring, that they tried something interesting, or that it's a new step for that particular creator.


We hope this quirky sampler will alert you to features you might not yet have noticed amid Sherpa's abundant, ever-changing, and eclectic mix, and that it gives Sherpa creators a modicum of helpful feedback.

 

 

 

 Acorn Park  8-19-16

 

 

 

 

And now... 8-19-16

 

 

 

 

Cleo and Company 8-19-16

 

 

 

 

 

Doghouse In Your Soul  8-20-16

 

 

 

 

The Gray Zone  8-20-16

 

 

 

 

8-21-16

 

 

 

 

 

8-21-16

 

 

 

 

 

8-21-16

 

 

 

8-21-16

 

 

 

 

8-21-16

 

 

 

 

 

A complete list of all the Sherpa features can be found here.

 

August 18, 2016

COMICS SHERPA: EDITOR'S PICKS

 

This recurring LAUGH TRACKS feature highlights individual Sherpa strips and panels that for one reason or another caught the fancy of the aide de sherpa. It could be anything; the drawing, the writing, the humor, the coloring, that they tried something interesting, or that it's a new step for that particular creator.


We hope this quirky sampler will alert you to features you might not yet have noticed amid Sherpa's abundant, ever-changing, and eclectic mix, and that it gives Sherpa creators a modicum of helpful feedback.

 

 

 

Acorn Park  8-17-16

 

 

 

 

All In Good Time  8-17-16

 

 

 

Girth  8-17-16

 

 

 

8-17-16

 

 

 

 

Inkwell Forest 8-17-16

 

 

 

 

 

Adulting 8-18-16

 

 

 

 

Buns  8-18-16

 

 

 

 

Cleo and Company  8-18-16

 

 

 

 

Padded Cell 8-18-16

 

 

 

 

Prideland  8-18-16

 

 

 

 

 

 

A complete list of all the Sherpa features can be found here.

 

 

August 15, 2016

COMICS SHERPA: EDITOR'S PICKS

 

This recurring LAUGH TRACKS feature highlights individual Sherpa strips and panels that for one reason or another caught the fancy of the aide de sherpa. It could be anything; the drawing, the writing, the humor, the coloring, that they tried something interesting, or that it's a new step for that particular creator.


We hope this quirky sampler will alert you to features you might not yet have noticed amid Sherpa's abundant, ever-changing, and eclectic mix, and that it gives Sherpa creators a modicum of helpful feedback.

 

 

 

Bushscrubs  8-13-16

 

 

 

 

8-13-16

 

 

 

 

Lili and Derek  8-13-16

 

 

 

 

Inkwell Forest  8-14-16

 

 

 

 

 

8-14-16

 

 

 

Something About Celeste  8-14-16

 

 

 

 

Spaceport 51  8-14-16

 

 

 

 

8-14-16

 

 

 

 

Whiteouts  8-14-16

 

 

 

 

 

Zombie Heights  8-15-16

 

 

 

 

A complete list of all the Sherpa features can be found here.

 

 

August 11, 2016

COMICS SHERPA: EDITOR'S PICKS

 

This recurring LAUGH TRACKS feature highlights individual Sherpa strips and panels that for one reason or another caught the fancy of the aide de sherpa. It could be anything; the drawing, the writing, the humor, the coloring, that they tried something interesting, or that it's a new step for that particular creator.


We hope this quirky sampler will alert you to features you might not yet have noticed amid Sherpa's abundant, ever-changing, and eclectic mix, and that it gives Sherpa creators a modicum of helpful feedback.

 

 

 

 

The Rocks  8-1-16

 

 

 

 

Weasel Ink  8-1-16

 

 

 

 

Zombie Heights  8-2-16

 

 

 

 

All In Good Time  8-3-16

 

 

 

 

 

The Beauforts  8-3-16

 

 

 

 

8-5-16

 

 

 

 

Something About Celeste  8-5-16

 

 

 

 

8-6-16

 

 

 

Buns  8-7-16

 

 

 

 

The Gray Zone  8-7-16

 

 

 

 

Girth 8-9-16

 

8-11-16

 

 

 

 

A complete list of all the Sherpa features can be found here.

 

July 29, 2016

COMICS SHERPA: EDITOR'S PICKS

 

This recurring LAUGH TRACKS feature highlights individual Sherpa strips and panels that for one reason or another caught the fancy of the aide de sherpa. It could be anything; the drawing, the writing, the humor, the coloring, that they tried something interesting, or that it's a new step for that particular creator.


We hope this quirky sampler will alert you to features you might not yet have noticed amid Sherpa's abundant, ever-changing, and eclectic mix, and that it gives Sherpa creators a modicum of helpful feedback.

 

 

 

 BigJim  7-26-16

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inkwell Forest  7-26-16

 

 

 

 

Padded Cell  7-26-16

 

 

 

 

 

Stale Crackers  7-26-16

 

 

 

 

The Boobiehatch  7-26-16

 

 

 

The Rocks  7-26-16

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amanda the Great  7-27-16

 

 

 

 

 

Signs of a Frustrated Golfer  7-27-16

 

 

 

Underdone  7-27-16

 

 

 

 

Padded Cell  7-28-16

 

 

 

 

A complete list of all the Sherpa features can be found here.

 

July 25, 2016

COMICS SHERPA: EDITOR'S PICKS

 

This recurring LAUGH TRACKS feature highlights individual Sherpa strips and panels that for one reason or another caught the fancy of the aide de sherpa. It could be anything; the drawing, the writing, the humor, the coloring, that they tried something interesting, or that it's a new step for that particular creator.


We hope this quirky sampler will alert you to features you might not yet have noticed amid Sherpa's abundant, ever-changing, and eclectic mix, and that it gives Sherpa creators a modicum of helpful feedback.

 

 

 

7-22-16

 

 

 

 

Dysconnected  7-22-16

 

 

 

 

 

7-22-16

 

 

 

Sports by Voort  7-22-16

 

 

 

 

7-22-16

 

 

 

 

 

The Wages of Sindy  7-22-16

 

 

 

 

Underdone  7-22-16

 

 

7-23-16

 

 

Whiteouts  7-23-16

 

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Zombie Heights  7-23-16

 

 

 

A complete list of all the Sherpa features can be found here.

 

 

July 22, 2016

COMICS SHERPA: EDITOR'S PICKS

 

This recurring LAUGH TRACKS feature highlights individual Sherpa strips and panels that for one reason or another caught the fancy of the aide de sherpa. It could be anything; the drawing, the writing, the humor, the coloring, that they tried something interesting, or that it's a new step for that particular creator.


We hope this quirky sampler will alert you to features you might not yet have noticed amid Sherpa's abundant, ever-changing, and eclectic mix, and that it gives Sherpa creators a modicum of helpful feedback.

 

 

 7-17-16

 

 

 

 

7-17-16

 

 

 

 

 

Frank & Steinway  7-18-16

 

 

 

 

 

7-18-16

 

 

 

 

Oscar and Annie  7-18-16

 

 

 

 

Padded Cell  7-19-16

 

 

 

 

 

Bolts & Nuts  7-20-16

 

 

 

 

A complete list of all the Sherpa features can be found here.

 

 

July 19, 2016

COMICS SHERPA: EDITOR'S PICKS

 

This recurring LAUGH TRACKS feature highlights individual Sherpa strips and panels that for one reason or another caught the fancy of the aide de sherpa. It could be anything; the drawing, the writing, the humor, the coloring, that they tried something interesting, or that it's a new step for that particular creator.


We hope this quirky sampler will alert you to features you might not yet have noticed amid Sherpa's abundant, ever-changing, and eclectic mix, and that it gives Sherpa creators a modicum of helpful feedback.

 

 

 

Batch Rejection  7-15-16

 

 

 

 

Father of the Brood  7-15-16

 

 

 

 

Green Pieces  7-15-16

 

 

 

 

Onion & Pea  7-15-16

 

 

 

 

 

7-15-16

 

 

 

7-15-16

 

 

 

 

7-16-16

 

 

 

 

A complete list of all the Sherpa features can be found here.

 

 

 

July 14, 2016

COMICS SHERPA: EDITOR'S PICKS

 

This recurring LAUGH TRACKS feature highlights individual Sherpa strips and panels that for one reason or another caught the fancy of the aide de sherpa. It could be anything; the drawing, the writing, the humor, the coloring, that they tried something interesting, or that it's a new step for that particular creator.


We hope this quirky sampler will alert you to features you might not yet have noticed amid Sherpa's abundant, ever-changing, and eclectic mix, and that it gives Sherpa creators a modicum of helpful feedback.

 

 

 

7-12-16

 

 

 

 

View from the Couch 7-12-16

 

 

 

 

7-13-16

 

 

 

 

7-13-16

 

 

 

 

7-13-16

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Skies Toons  7-14-16

 

 

 

 

 

Buns  7-14-16

 

 

 

 

Girth  7-14-16

 

 

 

 

Green Pieces  7-14-16

 

 

 

 

Professor Herbert and GEO  7-14-16

 

 

 

 

A complete list of all the Sherpa features can be found here.

 

 

July 11, 2016

COMICS SHERPA: EDITOR'S PICKS

 

This recurring LAUGH TRACKS feature highlights individual Sherpa strips and panels that for one reason or another caught the fancy of the aide de sherpa. It could be anything; the drawing, the writing, the humor, the coloring, that they tried something interesting, or that it's a new step for that particular creator.


We hope this quirky sampler will alert you to features you might not yet have noticed amid Sherpa's abundant, ever-changing, and eclectic mix, and that it gives Sherpa creators a modicum of helpful feedback.

 

 

7-8-16

 

 

 

 

All In Good Time  7-8-16

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bolts & Nuts 7-8-16

 

 

 

 

Sports by Voort  7-8-16

 

 

 

 

Amanda the Great  7-9-16

 

 

 

 

 

Cleo and Company  7-9-16

 

 

 

 

Gravy  7-9-16

 

 

 

 

Inkwell Forest  7-9-16

 

 

 

 

 Lili and Derek  7-9-16

 

 

 

 

Signs of a Frustrated Golfer  7-11-16

 

 

 

 

 

 

A complete list of all the Sherpa features can be found here.

 

 

 

July 07, 2016

COMICS SHERPA: EDITOR'S PICKS

This recurring LAUGH TRACKS feature highlights individual Sherpa strips and panels that for one reason or another caught the fancy of the aide de sherpa. It could be anything; the drawing, the writing, the humor, the coloring, that they tried something interesting, or that it's a new step for that particular creator.


We hope this quirky sampler will alert you to features you might not yet have noticed amid Sherpa's abundant, ever-changing, and eclectic mix, and that it gives Sherpa creators a modicum of helpful feedback.

 

 

 

7-5-16

 

 

 

 

 

7-5-16

 

 

 

 

7-5-16

 

 

 

 

Charmy's Army 7-6-16

 

 

 

 

 

Girth  7-6-16

 

 

 

 

Inkwell Forest  7-6-16

 

 

 

People of Earth 7-6-16

 

 

 

 

Professor Herbert and GEO  7-6-16

 

 

 

 

7-7-16

 

 

 

A complete list of all the Sherpa features can be found here.

 

 

 

July 05, 2016

COMICS SHERPA: EDITOR'S PICKS

 

This recurring LAUGH TRACKS feature highlights individual Sherpa strips and panels that for one reason or another caught the fancy of the aide de sherpa. It could be anything; the drawing, the writing, the humor, the coloring, that they tried something interesting, or that it's a new step for that particular creator.


We hope this quirky sampler will alert you to features you might not yet have noticed amid Sherpa's abundant, ever-changing, and eclectic mix, and that it gives Sherpa creators a modicum of helpful feedback.

 

 

 

7-1-16

 

 

 

 

 

7-1-16

 

 

 

 

 

No Ordinary Life  7-1-16

 

 

 

 

Smith  7-1-16

 

 

 

 

Whiteouts 7-2-16

 

 

 

 

 

Amanda the Great  7-4-16

 

 

 

 

 

Lili and Derek  7-4-16

 

 

 

 

7-4-16

 

 

 

 

People of Earth  7-4-16

 

 

 

 

The Neville You Know  7-4-16

 

 

 

 

 

 

A complete list of all the Sherpa features can be found here.

 

 

 

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