Sunday, 29 May 2011

The Eagle May Soar…

… but no weasel was ever sucked into the intake of a jet engine, as one of my favourite aphorisms has it.

So… no, I didn't win the Eagle Award for Favourite Letterer, a fact that should come as no surprise to anyone who noted the lofty company amongst which my name was nominated.

In the end, the gong went to the multi-talented Richard Starkings, pictured here alongside a TPB of his creation, Elephantmen (graced with what looks like another fine cover by Boo Cook, unless I'm mistaken).
(This photo shamelessly thieved from CBR, and specifically this article by Caitlin Holland.)

It's hard to overstate Rich's contribution to the field of modern comic-book lettering and this is in addition to his prodigious abilities as a writer and an editor. One has only to visit the Comicraft website to get a small taste of that contribution. Congrats, Mr Starkings -- a well-deserved win.

You can find a full list of the results here (pausing only briefly to gloss over Paul Cornell's win as Favourite Newcomer!) and I'd like to offer congratulations to all the winners, who can feel justifiably proud.

Onwards and upwards!

1 comment:

  1. You'll get 'em next year Jim...just to be nominated must make you proud! I'm happy for ya!