When I was 15 or 16, i started buying Wizard Magazine. I loved it. This was how I got my comic news before the internet came along and would read each issue from front to back. This is how I found out about my first comic book shows and conventions and led me to attending one of the first Chicago Wizard Worlds in '96. That show opened my eyes to a whole new world that I wanted to be apart of. Creating comics.
During those teenage years, I used to check in each month to see if any of my favorite artist would make the Wizard Top Ten artists. I would have arguments with friends over who was on it and who wasn't each month. It was our version of watching sports. Today made me remember those conversations and I wonder what my old pals would think of Wizard #213.
Yes, the kid inside is smiling because today I made the list. It's a small thing, but it's huge to that 16 year old that used to wait for Wizard each month hope to see his name on that Top 10 list. It's pretty cool to see. Thanks to everyone out there buying and supporting me on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and making that childhood dream come true! You guys kick ass!