Well, good thing I went with the “I’m really pleased to be on the shortlist” speech, as opposed to the “Fuck you, I won and now I’ll bury you all in a tsunami of middle fingers and crazy dance moves” one. 🙂
Yes, Lee Battersby has won this year’s Australian Shadows Award. It’s his second win, which gives him two statuettes, and now that he’s got his bookends I’m sure he’ll shut up shop and let us hacks have a go next year.
My story, “Lakeside”, had some nice things said about it, though, which is cool. Go here and check out the judge’s reports on the side, and see who thought what. I was proud of Jasoni, too, my brother in ink, and Lee’s Fighter Pilot vs. Bus Driver stuff is not only good motivation to rock it out, it’s also soon to be an award winning anime by that guy who did some other award winning anime. Ninja Scrolls. That’s the one.
So, just so we’re clear, please refer to this handy image as to who should and should not feel bad for me…