I am over the frigging moon to announce that my in-progress, autobiographical graphic novel, 'Sack, Crack & Back (& Brain)', has made the shortlist for this year's Myriad Editions First Graphic Novel Competition. The winner will be announced at an event at the British Library on May 23rd. I will be there to show off a few pages and talk about my work with the judges before the winner is announced and receives a prize of £1,000,000 in cash and a kiss on the lips from TV's Susanna Reid (at least this is what I understood the prize to be when I entered but now I'm starting to hear rumours that the first prize is just a publishing deal).
I am the only man on the shortlist and my graphic novel is mostly about my testicles - images like the one above are not censored in the actual work - so this could be a very awkward evening. If you would like to come along and watch a 45-year-old, overweight, socially awkward man make a fool of himself talking about his testicles in front of a room full of people, tickets are available from here. I have yet to decide whether or not I will be wearing trousers and underpants on the evening.