Sunday, December 28, 2008
Holy crap!! I recently found out that I was awarded the Xeric Grant for the graphic novella I Still Live, a biography of 19th Century spiritualist medium Achsa Sprague. I can hardly believe it. Moments like this make me zap back in time to being twelve and reading my brother's Eastman & Laird TMNT comics. Who would have thought that Laird would later give me cash to publish my own comic? Crazyness. Just want to take a moment to give a shout out to my Grampa Ralph who passed away during the making of this comic, and to Scooter, the best cat in the whole world, who passed just after. I love you guys. Oh, and to Steffy Scam's brother Matty, a Xeric winner before me, likely drawing comics in the Otherworld. I didn't know you, but I think I can feel your magical presence. Wish me luck?
(the above pics are from my choose-your-own-adventure comic, Vermont Maple Sugar Mama. Below are a few samples from the soon-to-be-published-all-profesh-like, I Still Live: Biography of a Spiritualist.)