Scott Kurtz

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Scott Kurtz
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Born Scott R. Kurtz
(1971-03-15) March 15, 1971 (age 44)
Watsonville, California
Nationality American
Area(s) Cartoonist, Writer, Penciller, Artist, Inker, Editor, Publisher
Notable works

Scott R. Kurtz (born March 15, 1971)[1] is an American webcomic artist[2] who created a daily online comic-strip PvP — aka Player vs. Player.[3] 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.[4] 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, where he worked from the Penny Arcade offices for over a year. He now works from home.[5]

Kurtz also created a comic known as Table Titans which updates twice a week. He also co-writes The Trenches, with Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik.

He also is well known for playing the Dwarven Fighter Binwin Bronzebottom in the Dungeons & Dragons, Acquisitions Inc. podcast/live show.

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  1. ^ Kurtz, Scott. "DOB Confirmed". Twitter. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Time
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  4. ^ Jayme Lynn Blaschke, Voices of Vision: Creators Of Science Fiction And Fantasy Speak, University of Nebraska (2005) OCLC 56894438 ISBN 0803262396
  5. ^ Kurtz, Scott. "". Retrieved 11 June 2014. 

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