The big news at ClubAd this weekend was a winning of an Eisner Award at the San Diego Comicon.
(That’s Joel Priddy accepting his Ignatz for Best Debut, way back in 02!)
Ad was nominated in a total of 7 categories this year, which was a record we’ll probably never have again. Sadly, Johnny Hiro (Fred Chao) and Jamie Tanner (Aviary) did not win. And I say “sadly” because they were at the ceremony, and gosh, I love the comics they produce. They should still be proud, though. Getting nominated is such an honor. And with Fred receiving four nominations, and then a nod for the Russ Manning New Comer Award.. sheesh, he should be on cloud nine!
So, that leaves the other two categories… which could also be known as James Jean.
He took home one for cover artist, which is fab, since he is such a great cover artist. He helped us out last year by doing the cover to SUPERIOR SHOWCASE #2 and his own book, PROCESS RECESS 2. So, we were kind-sort associated with that one, but not as much as the other one.
The other one being publication design for PROCESS RECESS 2. Wow. Seriously, this makes me feel freakin’ fantastic… for obvious reasons. James is a very talented designer, and I enjoyed the back and forth we had in creating PR2. Sadly, as many of you probably know, PR2 has gone out of print. We talked about doing a second printing, but like most AdThings, I thought I’d like to put those resources towards PR3, which we’ve been talking about in bits and pieces so far.
Since I wasn’t at the ceremony I wanted to take this blog post and pretend I was, and do a quick speech.
Firstly, I’d like to thank James. He has been a true professional and a true friend. I’ve enjoyed all the times we’ve had the opportunity to work, hang and talk. I wish him only the best in all his future endeavors.
Secondly, the wife. She’s been the AdSupport for many a year, and I’m glad she allowed me to build this sandbox.
Finally, all my friends and associates in the funnybook world. That would include those who helped us get this party started. People like Dean Mullaney, Ted Adams, Joel Priddy and Jeff Mason. And those that continue to help to this day…
And since I’m one for short ceremonies, I’ll cut it there. Thanks to everyone for all their support.