We Made This
Scott Kurtz, Mike Krahulik, and Jerry Holkins have been making all kinds of things for a very long time. For example, Jerry Holkins wrote this paragraph. Indeed, he is writing it at this very moment.
Collectively, they have been making webcomics before the term “webcomic” had been coined. For example, Mr. Kurtz (represented above by the imaginary blue troll) started Player Vs. Player in 1997, and the URL has the word “online” in it, so that you would know it was on the web. I really can’t stress enough how different things were.
When their strip “Penny Arcade” debuted in 1998, Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins felt certain they had created the “webcomic” as a medium. They would soon learn that a bunch of people were doing it already, and they did not like those people. Then, they liked some of them. After they fought seriously again one more time, Mike, Jerry, and Scott decided that being friends was considerably less work. Maybe they’d even work on something together, someday.
And then they did.
About the Artist
Mary Cagle, aka Cube Watermelon, is a recent college graduate, with a degree in Sequential Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Mary took over art duties on The Trenches in October 2012. She’s currently doing her best to build up a living as a freelance illustrator/colorist and webcartoonist. Her own webcomic, Kiwiblitz, runs every Tuesday and Thursday.