Comics Contest 2009

It’s the second year we’ve held a comic contest, and it’s the second year we’ve had a heck of a difficult time deciding what comics to include on our comics page. We received almost 30 entries from Newfoundland and Labrador artists this year—each one with its own merits. Even the ones drawn in crayon on the back of Tim Horton’s placemats.

Gibbet Hill

Named for a hangman’s platform — a gibbet — used in the colonial period to scare people from committing crime.

“Stay off the sidewalks”

“Just because we feel threatened by the horrible drivers doesn’t mean we can export that fear and danger to pedestrians.”


Sydney Blackmore and Johnny “Rawkhard” Pike pay a visit to The Old Bookshop in Manuels.

Local rapper to open for Nas

New York hip-hop demigod Nas is coming to town on May 28. Opening for him will be rapper and St. John’s native Noel Callahan, better known as Shiest.

Back to the Motorleague

“Thin Lizzy on Speed” is how Ryan McDonald describes his Moncton based punk band. The Motorleague’s fast live sound, with the help of producer Ian Blurton, was captured on their latest release.

Free Will Astrology

Don’t cut the umbilical cord right away Gemini, says Rob Brezsny. Illustration by Matt Grant.

Savage Love

Sex and love columnist Dan Savage puts your advice in the hands of strangers. Comic by Jennifer Barrett.