We’re very pleased to announce that Ruffians #10 & Ruffians #11 have both been selected as finalists for the 2016 SPACE Prize in the General category.

Ruffians #10 Ruffians #11

I’m thrilled that Ruffians #10 & #11 are finalists! Ruffians has been a labor of love for well over a decade now and this represents the first time that any of the books have been up for any sort of award. To have two up for an award in the same year is truly humbling. For those of you who don’t know, Ruffians is (in simplest terms) a crime comic about Scar, the blue bear hitman featured on issue #11’s cover, trying avenge the death of his friend. In these issues Scar ends up at a birthday party for his former boss, Cypris, where every hitman in the city has gathered and, since Scar now has a price on his head, he has to disguise himself with a mustache while trying to get close enough to Cypris to take him out. I can honestly say that these issues a few of my personal favorites from the series.

The winners will be announced during SPACE 2017 on Saturday, March 25th. SPACE is easily one of our favorite comic conventions to attend and if you live near Columbus, OH and haven’t checked it out yet you’re missing out. It’s a great convention filled to the brim with awesome indie and small press comics. SPACE is a free two day event that’s held on March 25th and 26th this year.

Don’t miss out on all the great comics at SPACE, keep your fingers crossed for us and we’ll see you all at the show!