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Banes spotlight, charity fundraiser, Pay It Forward project, and a holiday comic!

skoolmunkee at 4:00AM, Dec. 14, 2011

ozoneocean says:

Ozoneocean says:
Banesis our boy this week!
We love Banes here on DD. He comments on our Quackcasts and newsposts which helps us tailor them better for the community and makes us feel great that someone actually listens to them! He also likes to join in with community projects, most recently the Secret Santa thingo and also the 2011 DD awards!.
He’s also a pretty talented animator! See his work here:

from houseofmuses:
Today begins the first of a series of outreaches that I have planned for 2012. For the past three years I have been an active contributor to the Comic Creators Alliance, a group of comic creators who do an annual fundraiser for Gracehaven and Love 146, two shelter and rehab organizations for survivors of human trafficking. We are Webcomic Creators from all over the world are working together on a single drawing which will be available as a downloadable wallpaper for readers who donate to our fund raising drive! January 9th – 20th!

One would think that slavery is a thing of the past, but the fact remains that it is alive and well both in America and around the world. An upcoming issue of A Deviant Mind (Issue 7, beginning December 18th) will also feature this topic. I made a promise to Lora Innes, the founder of this project, that I would try to personally raise a little more in donations this year.

Let me tell you more about these programs and what they are up against:

Read the rest of the article at

and from usedbooks:

The first round of Pay it Forward is nearing a conclusion, so I am trying to get together participants for round two along with any feedback from those who were part of the first round. I've been considering ways to make it more interesting, and general brainstorming in this thread.

Hey remember when I was bugging you guys to put up your holiday avatars? cote doesn't have a holiday avatar, but he did send me a link to his short Christmas comic, Luke 2!



ghostrunner at 10:37PM, Dec. 14, 2011

whoot, congrats banes!

Abt_Nihil at 2:19PM, Dec. 14, 2011

Congrats to Banes!

ayesinback at 10:29AM, Dec. 14, 2011

Banes is Super Honey. er, I mean, funny. yeah. CONGRATS, Banes!!

AlceX at 9:47AM, Dec. 14, 2011

Interesting newsletter. And congrats Banes! I like your avatar, btw. Welcome to the cool people club.

Ozoneocean at 9:34AM, Dec. 14, 2011

Ha! Whoopsie... :)

Banes at 8:41AM, Dec. 14, 2011

...and thanks for mentioning that I am both petty and an animator (of sorts)! Very insightful for you to notice my pettiness! xD

Banes at 8:36AM, Dec. 14, 2011

Thanks!'re scraping the bottom of the community barrel on this one ;-)! However, that screenshot is the greatest thing I've ever seen!

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