As one of the fruits of their huge Kickstarter campaign, the Penny Arcade folks have made Strip Search! which may finally be the comics competition TV show people have been expecting/dreading for a while. While the above link is a bit light on details, basically a bunch of webcomickers are thrown into a Seattle house and compete to draw the best comics. The contestants:
As you can see, some heavyweight talents there. The winner gets $15,000 and the chance to come work at Penny Arcade for a year.
The show has already been shot, and the resulting webizodes are being put together by Loading Ready Run, and hosted by Graham Stark. The judges are Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, of course.
No date was given for the debut.
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