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Postby Josh Phillips on Sat Jun 30, 2001 8:15 am

I'll probably make a formal announcement about this on Monday, but I had to unofficially brag right away. ;-)<P>The <A HREF="http://keenvention.keenspace.com/CCA-presentation/"><B>Cartoonist's Choice Awards</B></A> took place over the past month, in which webcomic artists nominated and then voted for their favorite comics in several different categories. I'm pleased (read as: very giddy) to say that Avalon won in *both* of the categories it was nominated for: <B>Best School-Based Comic</B>, and <B>Best Dramatic Comic</B>. Avalon was up against some pretty big comics like CRFH, Clan of the Cats, The Class Menagerie, Minor Reality, Blotto Street, Odd Jobs, Fans, and Wandering Ones.<P>You can check out the "presentations" for <A HREF="http://keenvention.keenspace.com/CCA-presentation/bestschool.html">Best School-Based Comic</A> (by Caleb Sevcik, of Zap Jones) and <A HREF="http://keenvention.keenspace.com/CCA-presentation/bestdramatic.html">Best Dramatic Comic</A> (by Maboo, of Blotto Street).<P>So yes, w00t! :-)<P>JOSH.
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Postby Caster13 on Sat Jun 30, 2001 8:37 am

Congrats!<P>I believe this calls for celebration. I'm guessing there'll be a huge influx of fan art soon ^_^<P>-Caster<P>------------------
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Postby Darth Paradox on Sat Jun 30, 2001 8:38 am

Damn, Josh... congratulations.<P>Yes, fan art is in order - maybe I'll have some in a couple days...
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Postby Dent on Sat Jun 30, 2001 8:42 am

Break out the Gatorade cooler, and fill it with Barq's!<P>That's terrific news, Josh. Congratulations!
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Postby blind damonk on Sun Jul 01, 2001 12:33 am

Well, I for one was not surprised at all, and even voted for you in both categories, go figure! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/biggrin.gif"><P>Good stuff and congrats for your well-deserved awards, Mr. Phillips -- I'll be sure to let you beat me once or twice at Soulcalibur out of respect for your achievements. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/biggrin.gif">
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Postby gwalla on Sun Jul 01, 2001 1:27 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Pauline Hewitt:
<B> Wow.</B>
Winning an award voted for by other Comic writers is probably worth more than any adulation here in the forum.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Hold that thought. Looks like there may have been some serious irregularities in the way the CCA was operated (though not necessarily in these two categories), and some people are pretty concerned. Check <A HREF="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/Forum7/HTML/000730.html" TARGET=_blank>this thread</A> for details.<P>The spectre of Florida rears its ugly head once again... <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/frown.gif"><P>------------------
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Postby Sterling on Sun Jul 01, 2001 4:01 am

You deserved it - not only does your comic have a killer storyline and characters, but you're involved with your fan community - something many authors of popular webcomics avoid. (Although I'm not saying the authors of your competitors for this award don't.)<P>And, hey, anything that results in a tide of fanart is fine by me. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/wink.gif"><P><P>------------------
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Postby Pauline Hewitt on Sun Jul 01, 2001 5:00 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>I'm pleased (read as: very giddy) to say that Avalon won in *both* of the categories it was nominated for: <B>Best School-Based Comic</B>, and <B>Best Dramatic Comic</B>. Avalon was up against some pretty big comics like CRFH, Clan of the Cats, The Class Menagerie, Minor Reality, Blotto Street, Odd Jobs, Fans, and Wandering Ones.[/B]<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><b>Wow.</b>
Winning an award voted for by other Comic writers is probably worth more than any adulation here in the forum. They know what is involved in turning out quality work day by day whereas we just bitch if you don't manage one every day.<P>Beating CRFH is pretty cool. Maritza is on my <b><i>must read</i></b> list too.<P>PJH
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Postby mzacher on Sun Jul 01, 2001 5:03 am

Yay! Congratulations!! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/biggrin.gif"><P>
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Postby Aeire on Sun Jul 01, 2001 8:07 am

Please. I just wrote probably the longest reply I have ever written, concerning that subject, on that thread. As far as it goes - the final vote tallies were not tampered with. The ONLY time the votes were narrowed down were for nomination purposes, because there were a LOT of one-votes nominees in a couple of categories, and only ONE person with two votes - so they took the ONE person with the highest nomination count, and left it as a category with one person running, instead of having a category of 23, 24 people nominated, simply because they had each gotten on nomination. End of story. <P>Each cartoonist who recieved an award deserved to recieve it, and there is no reason they should think otherwise. Period. <P>I'm done now.<P>------------------
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Postby Symok on Sun Jul 01, 2001 8:16 am

Way ta go Josh! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif"> Congratulations.<P>You da man!<P>------------------
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Postby Aeire on Sun Jul 01, 2001 9:04 am

Pheh. How COULD I say 'I'm done now' without saying 'CONGRATS, JOSH!' *g* <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/biggrin.gif"><P>------------------
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Postby bunnyThor on Sun Jul 01, 2001 10:01 am

BOOO-YAAAH!<P>So Josh, do you get a couple statuettes, or at least virtual statuettes?
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Postby Maboo on Mon Jul 02, 2001 12:14 am

Congratulations, Josh! You certainly deserved this award, and I was one of your rivals. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/biggrin.gif"><P>So, I hope you appreciated the beautiful Miss Chesterfield awarding you the Best Dramatic Comic Award! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/biggrin.gif"><P>Mab<P>------------------
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Postby Coota on Mon Jul 02, 2001 1:06 am

Hah, but next year you will have to contend with the awesome might of my and Mr. Irony's secret project. It will have drama, comedy, school related material, space combat and gratuitous shower scenes! It can't lose! Well, it can, and there's always the offchance it won't even get off the ground, but don't tell me that. <P>------------------
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Postby Wapiko on Mon Jul 02, 2001 5:47 am

Yay!!! Congratulations Josh!<P>I'll break out my deluxe chocolate covered potato chips fer ya! (they're covered in white chocolate) and delve into my stash for the maple ones (a whim that someone found for me)<P><B>Potechi for everyone!!!</B><P>Wapiko
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Postby Fool on Mon Jul 02, 2001 5:54 am

But...<P>I don't eat chocolate...<P>
...<P>
Can I auction my share off?<P>
Congratulations, Josh. It's really great to see that masterfully done Canadian media can still win awards without being upstaged by something built around a stupid flash-in-the-pan catch phrase.
Happy Canada Day Long Weekend!
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Postby Sterling on Mon Jul 02, 2001 6:26 am

Wapiko: Excellent idea! Potechu Taberu fest! And not just chocolate, either! (And is this too many exclamation marks? <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/wink.gif"> )
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Postby Wapiko on Mon Jul 02, 2001 6:45 am

Sorry, to get off the subject of congratulations...<P>Potechi on hand for celebration, take your pick:<P>White chocolate, Milk chocolate, regular, ridgey, with skins, sour cream and onion, sour cream and cheddar cheese, ranch, salt and vinegar, salt and pepper, barbecue, chesapeake bay seasoning, maple, spicy jalape
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Postby Dynonychus on Mon Jul 02, 2001 7:10 am

*pounce*
*shakes Josh's hand*<P><B>Congratulations!!!</B><P>*leaps away*
*starts noshing potato crisps*<P>Wuhhuhhuhuh!!!
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Postby ScrumptiousJack on Mon Jul 02, 2001 7:15 am

Fantastic news, Josh!<P>The only teensy bit of disappointment was that they reffered to the strip as "Avalon High", despite the warning in the FAQ. Will the people never learn?
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Postby Wildmartin on Mon Jul 02, 2001 8:06 am

That's great news Josh. Congratulations!<P>
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Postby -PDI- on Mon Jul 02, 2001 8:22 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ScrumptiousJack:
<B>Fantastic news, Josh!<P>The only teensy bit of disappointment was that they reffered to the strip as "Avalon High", despite the warning in the FAQ. Will the people never learn?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>We fixed that almost immediately -- you must have looked at the site in the wee hours of the morning!<P>------------------
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Postby Purplecat on Mon Jul 02, 2001 10:24 am

Wow. Well done. How about an acceptance speech for the awards?<P>And if this thread is turning into a celebratory confectionery feast, then I`ll offer you all some of my homemade chocolate ice cream.
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