… it really isn't. I sat down at my computer on Monday morning to discover that I'd made the Eagle Award nominations for the 2010 awards.
So, I'd just like to say the most enormous, and heartfelt, "thank you" to everyone who took the time to visit the Eagle Awards website and put my name forward during the nominations process.
2010 was a fantastic year for me, professionally, particularly the second half of the year, where I received a lot of generous and encouraging praise from creators who are personal heroes of mine, so this is really the icing on what has been a very agreeable cake!
It's daunting to see my name listed in such august company, and alongside such a selection of great letterers. However, I remind myself that this award is for "Favourite Letterer" rather than "Best Letterer" … a distinction that lies very much in the eye of the beholder!
So… if you've read and enjoyed any of the books I've lettered, please consider casting your vote for me in the Letterer category. You'll find the voting form here and you start by simply clicking the "Next" button.
And, once again, many thanks to everyone who helped me to get this far.
PS: Apologies for the lack of blogging recently -- I'm in the process of trying to renovate a house, and then move into it, but I'm drafting some new posts now… stay tuned!