Cartoonist Kurt Wolfgang, whose real name is Kurt W. Holley, was arrested on Feb. 4 in Gainesville FL, and charged after attacking his girlfriend in a bathroom stall. (The article does not mention the exact charges but they involved resisting arrest, criminal mischief and other property damage related charges.)
Wolfgang is known for indie comics such as Where Hats Go, Nothing Eve and other comics. He was an instructor at SAW, the Gainesville based comics school, but has been banned from the school and related functions, according to their website:
We would like to inform our community here in Gainesville, as well as the larger comics community, that Kurt Wolfgang / Kurt Holley is no longer on the Sequential Artists Workshop faculty. Kurt is no longer allowed on school premises or to attend SAW functions.
The actions described in the police report are horrific. Violence against women cannot and must not be minimized or normalized. We hope his victim is able to find support and recover.
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