When I walked into to the studio the day before yesterday my friend, and Wildstorm colorist Gabe Eltaeb came up to me looking excited and said "did you here the news?" Ironically even though Gabe looked happy...my mind immediately went to something bad....I was thinking..."I got fired, they are moving my desk into the broom closet?" I didn't know what was coming next.
He goes "you got nominated for 3 Eisner awards."
The reality is we actually got nominated for 4 all total. Best New Series, Best Penciler Inker team (Amy Reeder Hadley is the penciler for people who don't know). We also got nominated for Best Cover Artist(s) (I do ink the covers)...but that's is more a "solo" award I believe....and then Matt Wagner got nominated for Best Writer.
Pretty amazing stuff. I am very proud of the team and what we accomplished with the strong support of the Vertigo office.
I said this before, but many times unless you are a message board maniac (which I am not, I don't go to any comic related websites) once you start working on a book, you have literally NO clue what's going on. I didn't think anyone was really seeing our book in all honestly after the first couple of issues came out. I was proud of the work we were doing and that we were able to get it out consistently on a month to month basis. But man this was a big shock. A very good shock though. I guess all the silence was people reading it.