Fresh Off the Presses!
It was announced earlier today that Conor and I have been nominated for a Joe Shuster Award in the category of Outstanding Comic Book Writer(s)! The Shusters are the Canadian comic book creator awards. We are very happy for the nomination, especially since we’re in the same category as great pros such as Kathryn Immonen (one of Andy Belanger’s mentors), Jeff Lemire, J. Torres and Jim Zubkavich (for the excellent and highly-recommended Image series Skullkickers).
You can click on the logo below to go to the official press release.
I’d like to say, though, that I’m disappointed that our artistic team failed to receive any nominations. Ian Herring has been doing great work as our colourist and Kagan McLeod as our cover artist. However, the work that Andy Belanger has been doing is phenomenal and really should have been recognized by the nominating committee. He has received glowing reviews from so many comic and mainstream pres, especially for an indie title like ours. He deserves a nomination FAR more than Conor and I do.
The awards will be announced at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo on Saturday, June 18th. So let’s get the campaigning to begin (I’m going to try to out-do Harvey Weinstein with this one…)!