Friend and prolific art commission client Michael Rankins annually posts his “Comic Art Friday: Best of…” awards in his Swanshadow blog where he chooses his favorite jobs that fall under his regular themed pieces. I have been fortunate and honored to win these in the past (posted in various news articles here or in my archived site). But I missed the 2011 edition (Dec. 30) altogether where he created my own category! (“Favorite Performance by the King of Inking”). The ‘Common Elements’ job with the two Valkyries took the award this year with my inks over Val Semeiks which you can see in my gallery and I am utterly flattered.