While all of this was transpiring, I was honored to be the recipient of an Inkpot Award from the San Diego Comic-Con International. Coming from comics fans, the award had a special meaning for me. I had never been to Comic-Con before, and the highlight of the convention for me was getting my picture taken next to another award recipient and one of my artistic heroes, Murphy Anderson, who had inked the Flash comics that I read as a kid. Again, the twelve-year-old kid in me was over the moon. It was like your best Christmas ever, cubed.
From the introduction to The Complete Funky Winkerbean Volume 10