Hey all, hope you’re enjoying the story. Just a few quick horn-toots and then I’ve got to get back to the drawing board.

Margo was nominated for a Reuben award, which are a weird sort of old-school award traditionally for newspaper cartoonists, that’s been trying to expand out into online comics and other new media. Drive by Dave Kellett and Octopus Pie by Meredith Gran are up in the same category, so I’m not holding out too much hope, but It’s An Honor Just to Be Nominated (IAHJTBN™)

And I missed this until it was already passed, but Margo was also on the shortlist for the Slate Cartoonist Studio prize – though Boulet ended up with it. Is it kosher to horn-toot about a prize you didn’t win? Oh well, once again, IAHJTBN™

And a prize actually in the hand! The kids book I made with Eleanor, Flop to the Top, won a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators! It’s my understanding you get an actual gold medal for these, so I look forward to hucking it at my enemies.