I'm not one to crow in the normal scheme of things, and most of you probably have heard already, but I figure this may be my only opportunity to say this, so I'd better say it now:
I won an award!
Here's a blurry photo courtesy of Neill Cameron's phone:
It's the first ever Leeds Graphic Novel Award, voted for by 11-14 year old Leeds schoolchildren and awarded to me for Good Dog, Bad Dog book 1. I'm very pleased, especially as the trophy itself is a bit like a see through version of one of Obelix's menhirs.
And luckily I didn't even get nervous about the awards ceremony because I was absolutely convinced Mezolith was going to win and so there'd be very little attention paid to me. As a result there wasn't much of an acceptance speech (a mercy for all concerned, I'm sure) just a bit of a surprised yelp and a "thank you".
Now I need to decide where to put it...