Holy, holy, holy COW!! I have just been nominated as “Outstanding Comic Book Artist” for the Joe Shuster Awards. I’m so, extremely happy!!! It means the world to me that my work is recognized on this level (as well as all the love I get from fans). It isn’t easy working in comics: there’s no money, no glory unless you’re a huge name, and lots of hours spent hunched over paper madly drawing away to meet crazy deadlines. But you know what? I LOVE IT. And I knew all of this going into it.
I don’t know about my chances ’cause they also nominated Cameron Stewart, Fiona Staples and Cameron Immonen, amongst others … but it doesn’t matter! I’m elated. What a word! And since I’m going to be in Calgary for the Calgary Comics and Entertainment Expo in June, I’ll be there for the awards ceremony on the night of the 18th.
Wish me luck, and thanks to everyone for all your support!
PS for those who don’t know the Shuster Awards: The Joe Shuster Awards are Canada’s first national award recognizing outstanding achievement in the creation of comic books. They are named after pioneering Toronto-born artist Joe Shuster who, along with writer Jerry Siegel, created the iconic super-powered hero, Superman. More info here.