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Last updated: Tuesday April 5, 2016
Kevin & Kell is nominated
I’m delighted and deeply honored to announce that I’ve received my first National Cartoonists Society nomination, for “Kevin & Kell” in the division of Online Comics (Short Form). I’m one of three up for the award, which will be given at the annual Reubens Award banquet in Memphis on May 28. (These are the Oscars of the cartooning profession.) The other two nominees are Dave Kellett of “Sheldon” and Boulet of “BouletCorp,” so it’s obviously a highly competitive category. Another indication of the high standards involved: last year’s winner was Danielle Corsetto for “Girls with Slingshots.”
I’m humbled to be mentioned in such esteemed company. The submission guidelines required sending twelve samples of work that appeared in the calendar year of 2015, and I’ve posted them on Lindesfarne’s Blog at http://virtual-quill.tumblr.com/.
Kevin & Kell needs your support
Please check out the goodies available via the 2016 patron program which supports all three of my strips. Every year I do a special parody print for those who contribute at the Light Herbivore Salad level and above, and for 2016 I'm featuring the entire cast in a parody of the "Animal House" movie poster.
The video of our Dragoncon panel is now online! Just as a reminder, "Dethany in Virtu/Noir," is an interactive novella featuring Dethany of "On the Fastrack" as she adopts a 1940s private eye persona to solve a crime in cyberspace. She finds herself in the middle of a gang war between two groups; one promoting online transparency and the other heightened data security. A crisis erupts when people begin to have their identities drained (literally).
Along with John Lotshaw and my wife Teri Holbrook, we've created a unique blend of words and images, available for the iPad. Readers will be able to make choices determining the direction of the plot, and we estimate that it offers roughly two hours of crime-solving fun. It's yours for $2.99. Learn more about it by visiting its website here.
Get dipped! The twentieth "Kevin & Kell" collection "Sheep Dip" is now available for purchase.During this complete year of 2013 we follow the introduction of Rhonda's living diploma, who turns out to have more secrets than anyone realizes. Fortunately his bodyguard Caniche is tasked with protecting his fleece. Other events include Rudy's appearance on "America's Got Compost" and Kevin and Kell's couples retreat. You can also purchase it as a PDF at The Bill Holbrook Store. Also, we've launched the latest collections of "Fastrack" and "Safe Havens" compiling the complete year of 2012. There's also the treasury of the very earliest "Safe Havens" strips. See Samantha, Dave and Jenny as preschoolers.
Vintage Kevin & Kell
Classic "Kevin & Kell" strips are now featured on King Features's Comic Kingdom site. Go here, and pick up the action from today's date back in 2009.
Mouscar, Cryptwarming and GEST8
"Cryptwarming," the new collection of "Fastrack" strips featuring the complete year of 2011, is now available! See the lengths Dethany goes to in order to become a homeowner. Also included are bonuses like sketches from the housewarming party, and an interview with Dethany herself.
"GEST8," features all of the "Safe Havens" strips from 2011. See Jenny and Ming go through their pregnancies together, with Samantha caught in the middle.
The print version of the 19th "Kevin & Kell" collection "MOUSCAR" is available for purchase here! Meanwhile, the 2013 strip collections are still available, both from Lulu and now on Amazon. "Kevin & Kell's" "Predator Camp" is on sale here. "Freshly Dethany" features the entire "On the Fastrack" year of 2010, when our favorite Goth joined the strip. (The book replaces "Dethany, the Corporate Goth" which is now permanently out of print.) The "Safe Havens" book also contains the calendar year of 2010, which was dominated by the cast's epochal summer in Las Vegas. Its title is "Viva Safe Havens." Don't forget that the 2009 "Fastrack: Bailout" and "Safe Havens: I Married a Mermaid" collections are also on sale.
Don't like dead trees? E-books for the "Kevin & Kell" collections "MOUSCAR" and "Predator Camp" are now available for purchase here for $8.99 each.