It’s our horn, and we’ll toot if we want to…

…cause Alter Ego has just been nominated for Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism in the 2011 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. Winners will be announced at the gala ceremony at this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego.

Me am proud publisher!

Best of all, Roy Thomas will be a special guest of the Con this year, as one of the founders of comics fandom being celebrated. So if AE wins, he’ll get to accept in person. But don’t let that sway your vote or anything. Or the fact that we just published Roy’s 100th issue (with nary a missed deadline over all that time, I might add).

Instead, let the fact that Alter Ego is consistently the best historical record on comics, month after month, sway your vote—that I can live with.

Hats off to Roy, Jim Amash, Bill Schelly (who’ll also be a guest at the Con), PC Hamerlinck, Michael T. Gilbert, Marcus Swayze, and designer Chris Day. I’ve never worked with a more professional and engaging group of people before.