"The Flight of Connie Hawkins" by Nathan Gelgud July 25 2014

Nathan Gelgud has been down with Spikes High from jump!
We are delighted to re-present his “The Flight of Connie Hawkins" strip here.

Connie Hawkins was one of the greatest basketball players of his era, even though his legacy was almost lost due to scandal. This is his 24 panel story of redemption!
This story is adapted from Loose Balls, Terry Pluto's oral history of the ABA, and was originally published in Smokes Signals Quarterly (

Nathan Gelgud is an illustrator whose clients include Paris Review, Random House, Nike, and The Believer. He's about to move from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, but will still root for the Knicks.
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Special Zero "Regrets" by Kevin Egan July 17 2014

Special Zero is the time traveling creation of Queens based New Yorker Kevin Egan. Egan is a singer/songwriter/musician who thinks he's a comedian. He is a member of seminal NY Hard Core band Beyond... but more importantly he once caught a foul ball hit by Reggie Jackson.