Tuesday, August 14, 2007

And the Winner is....ME!!!

Wow! It’s official! I WON the Lambda Legal cartoon contest! How totally freakin’ cool is THAT?!

The results have been published today in the latest issue of the Advocate, along with the cartoon itself, (I haven’t seen the article yet, but I hope to this week when the magazine arrives on newsstands here in Northport. I’ve already received a whole bunch of congratulatory e-mails from folks who are subscribers to the Advocate, who received the issue in the mail a few days earlier than the newsstands).

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to everyone who voted for me! I have the best, most supportive readers in the whole world, and I appreciate everyone who took the time to vote for me at the Lambda Legal website! And, aside from all of this celebration chatter, I hope everyone gets a chance to become familiar with Lambda Legal and the important work they do to protect civil rights for LGBT people. (In fact, if you want to see the winning comic strip, you can go to their website to view it). While the cartoon I submitted deals with the subject of "Life Without Fair Courts" in a humorous manner, the fact is that this is a deadly serious topic that deserves all of our attention. And it is to our great benefit that we have a vital organization like Lambda Legal that is fighting for our civil rights.

So, what did I win besides all of this adulation and good cheer? Well… I won a free plane ticket to anywhere in the the USA, (48 states), or in Canada, that I choose to go! How awesome! I’m not even sure where I should go yet, (probably someplace far, just to make the most of it). If you have any suggestions, feel free to let me know! (I wanted to go to Alaska, actually, but that’s not within the 48 states. I’m also considering Calgary, Alberta, so I can check out those gorgeous Canadian Rockies. Or Oregon, as that’s one state I’ve never been to, and have heard great things about).

I also want to give a salute to the other 4 finalists in the contest: Matt Bors, Jennifer Cruté, Astrid Lydia Johanssen, and Ted Rall. I think they all did some great work, and it’s an honor to be in their company. And the fact that I’m the grand-prize winner, well… that’s just such an incredible thrill for me! Thank you to the Advocate and to Prism Comics, (co-sponsors of the contest. If you’re not familiar with Prism Comics, they are a nonprofit organization that supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) comics, creators, and readers, and they have been hugely supportive of my work through the years. Check them out, if you haven’t already!)

Thank you, everyone! This totally ROCKS!!!!!!

18 comments:

uksentinal said...

Congratulations, Greg! I'm really pleased for you.

As a completely objective and unbiased voice (yeah, right), I'd go with your first idea and visit the Canadian Rockies. Gorgeousness! :o)

Best wishes and bon voyage from,

a loyal ex-pat Canadian reader in the UK.

Anonymous said...

Congrtas!!!

Canadian Rockies are fine, but I like it hot and dry so the Canyon ring starting with Bryce and ending with the Grand Canyon is my favorite trip in the US. It can be combined with a visit to Vegas, though I found it too plastic and loud. If you want more details, I'll send via e-mail.

Congratulations again, well deserved.

Michelle

Phil said...

Congratulations! It was a great entry and deserved to win! Only one suggestion on where to use the plane ticket - a state or province with proven fair courts... seems only right :-)
Again, good job!

Mike Lynch said...

Congratulations, Greg! You were up against some heavy hitters and won fair (courts) and square!

I'm posting the news about this on my own Mike Lynch Cartoons blog, you betcha!

Ben said...

congrats! :-)

zentinal said...

Congratulations!

Frater Gymnos said...

you deserve it!

thank you for putting the word out there.

Anonymous said...

Congrats, I voted for you!

Victor J. Banis said...

Congratlations, Greg, on a well deserved win. I love starting my day with Kyle and friends. Keep rocking.

Victor J. Banis, author of Longhorns

Anonymous said...

You have no idea how much you made our day with your win! It's so great to see your incredible work receive the honor it deserves! Also, love the fact that you gave props to the other finalists -- pure class!

Keep rockin' & keep fighting the good fight!

Phil & Mike Boila-Elam,
Justus Boyz

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! I read your comic faithfully, and am waiting for the next five year book to buy:-)
I think mentioning the other finalists was a true sign of a gentleman-rare these days.
Wherever you choose to go...enjoy it for me as well:-)

Leni & Paula

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Greg!

You should definitely visit us in Calgary - the Rockies are calling!

Let us know if you need any info.

Kevin & Bill
Calgary, Alberta

nick said...

Oh you so know you're worth it...stop being so modest! :) Congrats again!!!

Jamie said...

Congrats! I voted for you too! I've been reading Kyle's B&B for about 2 years now and I love what you do with the characters. Keep it up!

Dwight said...

YAY! Alright bud - congrats! -'never a doubt in my mind. You know where my vote went! *big smile*
Rob

Anonymous said...

WE-ARE-THE-CHAAAM-PIONS.!!

Carles

Greg Fox said...

Thank you, EVERYONE... for the wonderfully sweet congratulatory comments, and for voting for me in this contest, too! I wouldn't have won without your taking the time to vote, and I'm much obliged. I hope y'all are having a nice "end of summer" time, and look forward to seeing a new Kyle's episode in just a couple of days!

xoxoxoxox

Greg

Palinlondon said...

Congratulations Greg - well deserved.