Portico Publications Partners with Cartoonist on New Blog

For Immediate Release
April 3, 2006

Portico Publications has entered a blog-partnership with award-winning cartoonist Jen Sorensen, whose comic strip, Slowpoke, appears nationally in over 20 magazines and alt weeklies. Portico, publisher of C-Ville Weekly, Columbia Free-Times,and Augusta Metro Spirit, will introduce Sorensen’s blog on their website effective April 4.

“Just like lawyers, there are too many bloggers in the world,” says Portico’s Rob Jiranek. “But the world can always use another good one. Working with Jen is our humble attempt to make the world of blogs, errr, I mean the Blogosphere, a better place.”

Visitors to www.c-ville.com www.free-times.com and www.metrospirit.com can click through to Slowpoke Blog to enjoy and participate in the smart irony of Sorensen’s humor.

“If there’s comic relief or a dose of sanity in Slowpoke, I’m hopeful this partnership will help spread it,” says Sorensen.

Portico’s Slowpoke blog will join more than a dozen other alt weeklies in a blog network test launching this month.

For more information contact Rob Jiranek 434-817-2749 x37 (rob@c-ville.com) or Jen Sorensen at jls6c@cms.mail.virginia.edu

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