A personal diary keeping people abreast of what I am working on writing-wise.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007


There's no stopping Joëlle Jones.

She's been nominated for the Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award for her work on 12 Reasons Why I Love Her. This is quite an honor, as it's an award decided on by a board of cartoonists, and the final ballot will be voted on by previous winners. If you scroll down on the page I linked to, you can see the prestigious list of who those artists are. Not bad company. It's never been won by a woman, either. I'd love to see Joëlle be the first.

This award doesn't have open voting, but you can still give our girl a nod for the Friends of Lulu honor she is up for, just go here.

In the meantime, as a reminder of why she is receiving these accolades, a sketch of Gwen from 12 Reasons that she did for J. Evan at CAPE last month:

For other online comic treats, head over to my ComicSpace page. I've added two new galleries: a 12-page preview of Love the Way You Love vol. 4, which goes on sale next week, and the complete "Chance Meetings" strip Patrick Scherberger and I did for the Oni Press website a couple of years ago.

Current Soundtrack: Nick Cave covering Leonard Cohen, Pulp, pirate songs, and tunes from the Harry Smith Project

Current Mood: proud

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Jenny said...

I gotta get myself hooked up with a "woman of distinction" award. I'm pretty distinctive.

Maybe awards are the validation I need.

Chynna said...

Hurrah!!! It'd be nice to see one of the sisterhood grab the award for once!

Anonymous said...

Oh Jamie, I'm blushing. Thanks a ton.