Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan was shortlisted for a Clickie this year. The Clickie is an award for webcomics made in the Netherlands and Belgium, instituted in 2005, and is noteworthy because it is a real-world award with an awards ceremony in meatspace, during which an actual physical trophy is handed out. This year’s ceremony will be at the Stripdagen Haarlem 2010, a major comics convention for the Netherlands, on Saturday, June 5 at 14:00.
Unfortunately, I won’t be able to make it to the awards ceremony. My fiancee is over from the United States and she’s only staying for two weeks, most of which we will be spending trying to buy a house. Even on the weekends, we will have plenty on our plates and though we have been to comics conventions together in the past, right now it’s not something we need to be doing. In addition, I have learned in the past that going to conventions as an artist is something that takes preparation, and right now, I am woefully unprepared. The comic is on hiatus; is no longer part of my professional career; I have no promotional materials, product or prepared statements; I did not rent a table. I have no business being there on the off chance that I might win an award. So instead I’ll offer my regrets that I can’t be there and hope someone who is going will be able to pick up the award on my behalf if I do win it. Sorry.