Battlepug takes home the Eisner for Best Digital Comic
Gonna take a short break from vacationing (and God do I need it — I spent four days last week driving up and down the Pacific Coast, and along the way we lost an expensive camera lens) to report on the Eisner winners from this week’s San Diego Comic Con. Taking home the best Digital Comic award are Mike Norton (the writer and artist) and Allan Passalaqua (the color artist) for their rather stream-of-consciousness webcomic, Battlepug. On his site, Mr. Norton had this to say:
Holy crap… WE DID IT!
Man, I really don’t know how to put it into words… The Eisner is something I’ve always wanted, but really never thought I’d have. To win it for something that I made up on my own… It’s too great for me to describe. I am truly thankful, appreciative, and humbled by all of the support we’ve received since we started this silly thing. Thank you so, so much.
I was nervous on stage, so I’ll take this spot to really give some credit where it’s due. Allen and Crank are the best. They put up with a lot and are the real reason this comic gets done. Brion Salazar actually built this site so thank him for it looking’ pretty. Thanks to all of my buddies at 4 Star Studios. They’re pretty much my family, and their encouragement was essential to this happening. The great people at Dark Horse are pretty important too! Patrick, Jim, Scott and of course, Mr. Richardson let me print my book there. They’re good people, and I’m excited to do more with them. And obviously, my long suffering girlfriend Julie should get a big “thank you”. She’s the best.