Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Penny Arcade of TIME magazine's top 100 list

For four years now TIME magazine puts out a list of the 100 most 'influential leaders, artists, innovators and icons of the the year'. From now until April 29th when the winners are announced, people can vote on who they think merit a spot on the magazine's coveted list. This year two Washington natives made it on the poll list and according to the votes so far, they are more influential than Jon Stewart, Beyonce, and even our president, Barack Obama.

Spokane natives, Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, the creators of Penny Arcade, a web comic that centers around video games and the gaming culture are holding steady at the number 11 spot of the list. Penny Arcade made it's debut in 1998 as a simple web comic written by Holkins and illustrated by Krahulik. It has since exploded into a phenomenon that dominates the web comic industry as the longest running and most popular series to date. There are new comics that come out every Monday, Wednesday and Friday but the cherry on the cake is PAX, the Penny Arcade Expo which is a three day long festival of gaming that takes place in September. This year PAX will be held in Seattle from September 3-5 at the Washington State Convention Center.

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