The mail carrier was kind to me this weekend. My wife tossed me a big padded envelope and said it was from some webcomic person. Sure enough, I took a glance at the label, and it was from Samantha over at Life’s a Witch. She had run her first contest a few weeks back, and it appears that I am a winner.

“Hon, what is that?”


“What is that?”

“It’s a major award?”

“A what?”

“A major award, I won it.”

“Yeah, but what is it?”

“I don’t know… let’s find out!”

Not just bubblewrap here.  This is handwrapped!

Inside the package, everything was hand tied… no thoughtless bubble wrap here!

“But what is it?!?”

“Hold on…”

Wow! *Two* books and a notepad!

“See it’s a major award!”


I had thought the prize was one or the other of the books, but to my glee it contained the Life’s a Witch mini-comic, The Sugarninjas Sweet Anthology, a little notepad and a business card. The mini comic is signed, has a hand sketch and includes some of my favorite LaW bits. The Sugarninjas anthology is… large… textbook large… full of many different comics ranging from manga-style to photocomic. The connecting thread, of course, is that all the artists are female… and quite a few of them are unknown to me. I’ve got some reading to do!

Anyway, I just wanted to take a moment to say “thank you” to Samantha for the superspecialawesome prize. It is appreciated.

Now, for those of you who haven’t ever read Life’s a Witch, pop on over there and go archive spelunking… it’s well worth your time!