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Over the MOON

The nominations for the 2012 Eisner awards were released yesterday and Gabe and Jay Fotos and Chris and me were pretty much pissing ourselves to see LOCKE & KEY: GUIDE TO THE KNOWN KEYS nominated for Best Single Issue.

That would be the issue featuring “Open the Moon,” which is, for Gabe and I, just about the happiest we’ve ever been with any one LOCKE & KEY story. Our thanks to the Eisner judges for inviting us to their party.

I believe with all my heart that the most creative people in the world work in comics… it’s a field where everyone seems to have six brilliant ideas before breakfast. There’s so much talent, no awards ceremony can ever do more than scrape a little ice off the tip of the proverbial iceberg. There are a lot of amazing creators on the ballot, and there are a lot more who aren’t, but should and probably will be next year, or the year after. I’m just happy to be a part of a wonderful, crazy, happy, weird community.

Here’s a link to the full ballot.

On a vaguely related note, I’ve got piles and piles of LOCKE & KEY back issues lying around, and need to make some space in my long boxes. So I’m doin’ a thing with my friends at Jetpack Comics. Here’s the deal: the first 50 people to order a trade paperback, hardcover, or luxury edition of LOCKE & KEY from Jetpack will get a free signed issue… probably the Jetpack exclusive of HEAD GAMES #1, or CROWN OF SHADOWS #1, but I’ll throw some other issues in there, just to keep it interesting. Not only that, but the first 10 people to order the luxury edition of LOCKE & KEY will also get a free signed chapbook, selected at random out of my collection. At least one of ‘em is gonna be the “Voluntary Committal” chapbook I did a gajillion years ago with Subterranean Press, way before I managed to get a book published.

Here’s a link to the Jetpack site. This the very definition of a limited offer: 50 orders or so and we’re done. If you want, they got. Do I need to tell you they ship?

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