The Body Politic Nominated for a Hugo
Submitted by Howard Tayler on March 20, 2009 - 00:46
Iâ€™m thrilled. Iâ€™m ecstatic. Iâ€™m nigh-uncontainable.
Itâ€™s a good thing I spent all day working. Right now Iâ€™m too tired to bounce off the walls.
Schlock Mercenary: The Body Politic has been nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story. The competition is incredibly stiff, and Iâ€™m honored to be in the company of some fantastic teams of writers and illustrators. Letâ€™s name-drop: Jim Butcher, Joss Whedon, and Phil and Kaja Foglioâ€¦ you might have heard of some of these people.
I take dire, nigh-sinful pleasure in the fact that of the six nominees, Iâ€™m the only solo-act (writing and illustration all coming out of the same person.) This probably explains why everything else on the list is better illustrated and/or written than my own work. It also makes me extra super-happy to have made the ballot at all. I suppose this is what it would be like if I were going to swim in a race against Michael Phelps. No way can I beat him, but at least I made it to the pool, right?
Iâ€™m so excited to even be in the race I just peed in the pool. And yes, thatâ€™s probably where the metaphor falls the rest of the way apart. Goodnight, everybody.