Guest Strip: Rob Hovden, Rob Barton and Phil Ashworth

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nov5_tzSpork the World consists of two physicists and an illustrator living in Ithaca, NY. Rob Hovden and Rob Barton are Ph.D. candidates at Cornell who by good fortune met Phil Ashworth, a talented artist from the Rhode Island School of Design.

“Sometimes our ideas do not accommodate a general audience but we think there are always people out there who will enjoy them. We try to meet weekly to hash out ideas and get sketches down, which Phil then turns into a polished comic,” says Hovden.

Currently, their comics are only found in local publications.  In the future they plan to launch and distribute their comics in web form at

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