About the Comic Strip Superstar Contest
Andrews McMeel Publishing: Contest Sponsor
Comic Strip Superstar--We Have a Winner!Girl by Dana Simpson is the Grand Prize winner of the Comic Strip Superstar contest. Dana's prizes include a publishing contract with Andrews McMeel Publishing, a development contract with Universal Uclick and syndication on Gocomics.com. Thank you to everyone who voted and to all of the talented creators who submitted their work in the competition!
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|Belle Plaine by Eric Gapstur|
Belle Plaine is about Josh and Collingwood, two fifth graders who use their wit and ingenuity to stave off boredom in a small town.
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|Büni by Ryan Pagelow|
Büni is a dark comedy told in cute pictures. It revolves around a hopelessly optimistic loser bunny named Büni. The girl he loves doesn't love him back.
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|CounterCulture by Kory Merritt|
CounterCulture follows the life of Margo, an oddball teenager who lives with her father, Bob Bower. Supporting characters include Margo's ditzy ferret Kassidy, her laidback boyfriend Dobbs, and her giant boa constrictor, Stretch Armless.
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|Evil Twin by Alexander Matthews|
Evil Twin is the story of twins Myron and Ludwig, two 10 year-old boys who, like most brothers, are engaged in a constant battle of one-upmanship. They trade insults, devise devious schemes, and have a vivid fantasy world.
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|Girl by Dana Simpson|
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."
• See samples from Girl
|Hemlock Heights by Todd Machen|
Come join the denizens of Hemlock Heights as they combat some of life's biggest challenges: first-time snack duty, oversized pool tags, and that most unnatural abhorrence... the neighborhood newsletter (shudder). Tennis anyone?
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|Joe 6-Pack by Mike Floyd|
This strip centers around Joe and his everyday occurrences managing his six kids. Joe used to bring a lunchbox to work everyday, but now he's a stay-at-home dad. He's raising his kids on instinct and therefore solves problems and handles everyday situations in his own unique way.
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|Lil Wit by Andrew Paavola|
Whitaker Lawrence, or "Wit," is a delightfully dark eight-year old by with a barbed sense of humor. Fortunately, Wit is not without his unique charms as he takes pleasure in the simple things, such as giving his teacher headaches, and annoying his sister.
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|Nutz n' Doltz by Michael Underhill|
Nutz n' Doltz is a modern update of what Rube Goldberg did so successfully. With a twisted sense of humor and an even odder sense of design, Nutz n' Doltz mocks the modern gizmos and the way they are advertised to us.
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|Thatababy by Paul Trap|
Babies have it made-- they set their own hours and make their own rules, all while commanding the spotlight. Thatababy celebrates that glorious freedom through the eyes of a newborn who lives by one simple rule: It's a baby's job to drive their parents crazy.
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Comic Strip Superstar: Expert Panel of Judges
Comic Strip Superstar Discussion Board
|The contest winner has finally had her comic published||0||Apr 23, 2012|
|When is the NEXT Contest?||3||Jun 15, 2011|
|I weep for the comics.||37||Feb 17, 2011|
|Your winner is a self-plagiarising cheater.||1||Oct 7, 2010|
|Any one eles worried that one of the finalist advocates beastialty?||24||Jan 17, 2010|
|One more time?||6||Nov 15, 2009|
|Congrats||14||Nov 14, 2009|
|Salon Des Refusés||30||Nov 10, 2009|
|1 finalist is missing from winner's choice list||3||Nov 3, 2009|
|Stuffed||0||Oct 31, 2009|
|Voting Form||5||Oct 30, 2009|
|Any Top Ten's with news to share?||22||Oct 29, 2009|