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Girls With Slingshots: Five Years, Two Girls, One Cactus

Five years ago today, Danielle Corsetto launched a tiny little webcomic called GIRLS WITH SLINGSHOTS.

Girls With Slingshots

The comic, which debuted at SPX on October 1st 2004, details the foul-mouthed misadventures of two twenty-somethings – Hazel Tellington and Jamie McJack and their talking Scottish cactus, McPedro. Since its debut, GIRLS WITH SLINGSHOTS has grown from a cult-hit to a massive webcomics phenomenon with over 70,000 readers a day.

And, as Danielle’s following grew – so did her style. And, on the pinnacle of her 800th strip, she’s covered themes of lesbianism, masturbation, cancer, love, loss, and loneliness in her own dirty little way.

To help Danielle commemorate this awesome anniversary, you could purchase your own copy of GIRLS WITH SLINGSHOTS, Volume One. Alternatively, you could also purchase original art from the series that Ms. Corsetto is selling for 50% off this week only! Both are perfect acceptable ways to celebrate this excellent strip.

And on a personal level …

I raise my glass to you, Danielle.

As a cartoonist, you are remarkable.

As one of my closest friends, you are very, very dangerous.

And, I wouldn’t have it any other way!


Here’s to five years of success, Danielle – and may many, many more follow!




GWS is one of my favorite comics. It’s very funny and well drawn, and I make a point of it to check for updates every night.

I’m fairly new to webcomics in general, and I’m a recent reader of GWS. One of these nights I’m going to get a 12-pack of soda and some popcorn and have a GWS archive marathon.

David, you’re so kind to write all this, and a true friend to boot. Assuming you really ordered that particularly apple-looking martini for me. ;)

Quick correction: if you want to buy the newest (typo-free!) edition of GWS Volumes One or Two, you can get them here: (I no longer sell them at!)

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