I want to congratulate Mark Andrew Smith, D.J. Kirkbride, and Joe Keatinge for POPGUN VOL. 3 winning the 2010 Eisner Award for Best Anthology. Over the years, they've worked hard to produce a consistently solid anthology series. I'm proud that Dan Warner and I contributed "50 Miles to Marfa" to the volume 3 collection. I'm rather fond of those eight pages we produced. I love working with Warner... even though he won't return my emails. (I think he's afraid of the purity of my love.) No, contrary to what some of my friends have suggested, this does not make me an Eisner winner. The honor goes to the editors. I'm indirectly awesome.
However, I would like to point out that three of my biggest professional dreams/aspirations/hopes/goals are: 1. to produce ongoing work as a comics writer 2. to write a graphic novel/TPB for SLG or Oni Press 3. to win an Eisner
And for those keeping score, this year: 1. I've been writing a one-page comic for a local newspaper on an every other week basis. 2. I co-wrote a short story that was published by Oni. 3. An anthology containing one of my stories won an Eisner.
Is this the universe's way of playing "kinda-sorta-not-really" with my dreams? Hmm.