See, this is what happens when I’m running around, clucking like the deranged, doing print orders, and a book cover, and Orc Nouveau on the side. “Digger” gets picked as one of the Best of 2005 by the Webcomics Examiner, and I miss it for two days until an Alert Reader (thank you!) sends me the link.
Something like this means little enough in the grand scheme of things–there’s no money and minimal glory–but damnit, it’s still nice to hear. Moreso because I bear great respect for some of the judges. Plus I can swipe it as a jacket quote for the next print volume, and that’s always a good thing!
Meanwhile, printing continues. While it would be crass to state sales totals (and jumping the gun, since it’s only the beginning of December) I will note that I have spent over $700 on ink, paper, and mailing stuff in the last month, which is like three times my usual monthly total. Christmas is big. Also exhausting. I need trained elves. (Unless they looked like Sings-to-Trees. That would just get me into trouble.)
Also, if you’re in the US, and you want prints, and you want them by Christmas, now would be a fabulous time to order!