Man, you can’t beat that. This last weekend I had the amazing honor of winning the Will Eisner award for Best Publication for Young Adults (or possibly teens).  Fortunately they gave that one out pretty early so I got to stop being sweaty and miserable and enjoyed the ceremony quite a bit. Seeing so much love and appreciation for the medium (and George R. R. Martin breathing my AIR) was so invigorating, and made me want to run right home and work on my next book! But spending two more days seeing friends and looking at crazy stuff wasn’t so bad either.

There was a Paranorman panel that was a lot of fun to attend – the press junket for the movie is gearing up and there’s all kinds of cool stuff. Mondo posters showing up in different cities, creepy boxes being sent out to bloggers, and maybe my favorite, a site with some behind-the-scenes featurettes focusing on the amazing, strange people who made the movie.  This studio’s strength is in its craftsmanship and the amazing individuals making the movies, not a star-studded voice cast (not that that hurts) and it’s so nice to see that get some of the spotlight.

Thanks so much for everyone who voted for Anya’s Ghost in the Eisners, and the folks who came by the First Second booth to say hi, and everyone who told a friend about the book or asked their library to order it or ever supported it in any way! The comics community fills my heart with joy. Comics fill my heart with joy. YOU fill my heart with joy.

I will leave you with a picture of me and my comic-con boyfriend Robb Stark. Back to work!

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22 Responses to woohoo!

  1. Matthew says:

    Super well done, and hella deserved!

  2. Carl V. says:

    I was so thrilled when you were nominated and had all my fingers and toes crossed, so imagine my relief when you did win!!! Yay!!!! I’m so very happy for you and given how special I think the book is I personally feel it was well deserved. Congratulations!!!

  3. James H says:

    That is so cool! Congrats on the Eisner! Yay for comics!
    I like that they’re sending out those creepy boxes too.

  4. mimi k says:

    Wow- Congratulations!

  5. Huzzah! Congratulations Vera.

  6. Anii says:

    The biggest congrads ever! As a fan since the RtS days, I’m so excited for you!

  7. Phillip Ladd says:

    You deserve it! I can’t tell you how much Anya’s Ghost inspires me.

  8. xulm says:

    Fantastic! Congratulations!

  9. Petra says:

    Congratulations! :-)

  10. Orrin says:

    Congratulations, and very well deserved!

  11. Robin says:

    Congratulations Vera! :D loved the book and happy that you won! Cheers!

  12. Joanna says:

    Yay! Go Vera! You da man! At least you would be if “da man” were an awesome, exceptionally talented young lady!

  13. Costanza says:

    congrats! ^ ^

  14. Saud says:

    Lol! Well done Vera….So proud of you

  15. Mogambo says:

    I bought Anya’s Ghost for my daughter Xmas ’11 and I enjoyed it as much as she did (possibly slightly more!). An award well deserved!

    Side observation: It was fun going into a mainstream UK bookshop and buying a shedload of comics/graphic novels/shoujo manga… last time I had enough income comics shopping involved a train journey and a specialist shop, which is less fun.

    Anyways, thanks for being damn cool, and I’ll keep an eye out for your next book! ^_^

  16. Bill says:

    Congratulations, Vera!!

    That’s awesome. And you deserve it!

    I’ve been a big fan of your work since early Return To Sender days.

    Keep at it. I want to see more of your work!


  17. Calöwe says:

    Hey, I bought Anya’s Ghost here in Brazil. It’s amazing! Keep going with this stuff that we love and I can’t wait to see more of it. Congratulations!

  18. Peter says:

    congrats for the Eisner Award. It’s well deserved

    I’ve got your comic and, although I’m not a teen anymore (I’m 30), I enjoyed it very much and I think you did a GREAT job…you are very talented, lady!

  20. Phil says:

    Wait, you like George R. R. Martin?

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