First of all, congratulations to all the winners and finalists for this year’s Ditmar Awards!
If you were following the ballot announcements, you might have seen that I was shortlisted for “Best Fan Artist”, but that no award was given. This is because I asked the committee if I could be withdrawn from eligibility – it’s been such an honour to receive several Ditmars in this category, but there are so many wonderful and committed fan artists who should be promoted and considered, and as most of my illustration work is professional now I wanted to make sure attention goes where it should. Always happy to accept nominations in other categories, though!
However, I was a bit conflicted about withdrawing this year – because I designed the Ditmars, and I kind of wanted one!
My part of the design was a cut paper silhouette – so much fun with the swirly bits!