|Born||Scott R. Kurtz
March 15, 1971
|Area(s)||Cartoonist, Writer, Penciller, Artist, Inker, Editor, Publisher|
Scott R. Kurtz (born March 15, 1971 Santa Cruz, California) is an American webcomic artist who created an award-winning daily online comic-strip PvP — aka Player vs. Player. He launched PvP May 4, 1998, for a gaming company. In June 1999, Kurtz retooled the strip, and re-launched it as version 2.0. The online version currently has a readership of 150,000. In March 2000, he launched a print version as a bi-monthly for Dork Storm Press. After publishing the print version of PvP for 8 years through Image Comics, began self-publishing, citing a natural readership decline of the print version and an increase of the online version. His self-publishing company, Toonhound Studios LLC, is a Texas entity with operations in Seattle.
Kurtz attended the University of North Texas where he created and published a daily comic strip Captain Amazing in the North Texas Daily, the student newspaper. It ran for four semesters. His first work on the internet was Tales from the Tavern, Wedlock, and Samwise, which he began in 1998. Kurtz also co-wrote the comic Truth, Justin and the American way with Aaron Williams. Kurtz lived in Kenmore, Washington until his move to Seattle, joining the Penny Arcade team.
Kurtz now creates a comic known as Table Titans. He also writes The Trenches, which is co-written by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, Krahulik is also art directing the work.
Nominations & awards
- 2005: Nominated, Eisner Award, Best Writer/Artist—Humor — Image Comics, PvP
- 2006: Eisner Award, Best Digital Comic — PvP
- 2010: Harvey Award, Best Online Comic Work — PvP
- How to Make Web Comics, by Brad J. Guigar, Dave Kellett, Scott Kurtz, Kris Straub, Image Comics (2008) OCLC 173719846 ISBN 9781582408705