Phables awarded “Best Local Column” by Philadelphia Society of Professional Journalists

This just in… my weekly comic, Phables, has taken first place in the Local Column category of the Greater Philadelphia chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists’ Excellence in Journalism Awards.

I’m really happy about this — especially since the category is “Local Column” as opposed to “Best Graphic.” That’s a stamp of approval by fellow journalists recognizing Phables as something more than a comic. For me, it’s a big step towards getting a wider acceptance for comics as a powerful journalistic tool. Sounds corny… I know. But that’s really the kind of stuff that goes through my head. 🙂