The nominations for the Ignatz Awards came out this week, and as it turns out my story from Papercutter #13 earned me a nomination as a "Promising New Talent:"
It seems like if I were halfway responsible about my work I'd have reached the "promising talent" level while I was still in my twenties, but you know what? Let's just assume that my best years are still ahead of me and I'll redouble my efforts and try not to die. I do come from a long-lived family. Anyways, thanks to my editor, Greg Means of Tugboat Press, for believing in me and getting this thing out there.
You can vote for me or any other of the nominees you like at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD on September 11-12. Just attend, fill out a ballot and drop it in a cardboard box. The process is more similar to giving people valentines in grade school than it is to an election, but who among us fell in love with comics because they imagined that a small-press festival associated with the art would one day provide a perfect laboratory for field-testing innovative new democratic processes?