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Creators | Cartoonist Karen Ellis, creator of the webcomic Planet Karen, lost nearly everything Sunday in an apartment-building fire that killed her neighbor. Girl-Wonder.org, which hosts Planet Karen, is organizing an auction to benefit Ellis. Donations also can be made to Ellis' PayPal account. [Fleen]

Awards | Nominations are being accepted for the 2009 Harvey Awards, which will be presented Oct. 10 during a ceremony emceed by cartoonist Scott Kurtz at Baltimore Comic-Con. Ballots can be downloaded here; the deadline for nominations is March 27. [Harvey Awards]

Creators | Devin Faraci talks with cartoonist Bryan Lee O'Malley about Scott Pilgrim, Internet rumors, and Twitter. [CHUD]

Creators | Kiel Phegley posts the unabridged version of a Q&A with Kramers Ergot 7 editor and cartoonist Sammy Harkham that originally appeared last year in Wizard. [Four Color Forum]

Creators | Writer Michael Alan Nelson relates how not to pitch to a publisher at a convention. [Kung Fu Monkey]

Webcomics | Maryland retailer Cosmic Comix & Toys provides a brief webcomics primer. [Cosmic Comix & Toys]

Weirdness | Marvel published a Billy Ray Cyrus comic? Oh, those crazy, crazy '90s. [4thletter]

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