I have the immense pleasure to announce Sky Rover was chosen among the Jury Selection in the Manga category of the Japan Media Arts Festival. It was an extraordinary joy for me to be among the nominees, and an even greater one to be part of the selected works.

Japan Media Arts Festival is an annual festival held by Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs since 1997. Awards are given in four categories: Art, Entertainment, Animation and Manga.

This selection holds a lot of meaning for me, as many of my artist heros either got awarded or selected in this festival through the years.

This honor will forever strenghen my resolve to become a better, stronger and more prolific comic artist.

I want to thank the members of the jury for carefuly distilling the enormous amount of work submited again this year. They also wrote detailed critiques of their overall appreciation of the year’s submissions. From this unique vintage point, they generously share their insight with us. I strongly recommand reading those critiques to anyone interested in the current state of Animation, Manga, Entertainment and Art in general.

I want to congratulate every Award Winners and also all the other Jury Selection this year.

With this renewed resolve, I now go back to my drawing table!

Thank you for sharing this adventure with me. It feels as if it’s only the beginning of something much bigger. I hope to share with you more and more engaging stories. Please follow my Facebook and Twitter page if you don’t want to miss what is coming next!