Tuesday, April 15, 2008

An Eisner Nomination for Coloring! Sugoi~ne!

You could have knocked me over with an archaeopteryx feather when Spencer Lamm phoned last week to tell me that I'd been nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Colorist on Shaolin Cowboy numero 7. So when Mr.Geof Darrow phoned the following day I thought he was calling to offer his congrats as well. Turns out he didn't yet know and was just calling to shmooze about Ultraman and Yakuza flicks (which we proceeded to do at length). Once again I must thank Geof for the incredible opportunity to color his book. Everyone knows Geof's drawings are amazingly detailed: every building in the Monster City, from skyscraper to construction shack, has windows. And window sashes and shutters and awnings... If you look very closely at that opening page, somewhere about a thousand blocks back, you'll see a stratospheric tower laced with tiny windows, and me sitting up at my Mac and grinning from ear to ear.

Thanks too to everyone who wrote me with their best wishes. Don't forget to "vote early and vote often," folks!