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Tshombe K. Hamilton
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Congrats JB.
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Congratulations! Well deserved...
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JB, congratulations.
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I was looking up the names of other inductees. That's some pretty heady company in which to find myself! That kid from Calgary is well and truly boggled.

The edge was dulled, somewhat, to find Bob Kane among the names.

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Congrats!
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congrats! well deserved. 
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well JB you said you'd never get in, and you were wrong!

Yeah, but I bet I won't win NEXT year!!

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Next year they'll just take it back!!!  


Seriously, congratulations once again!

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Congrats. Well deserved.

Now, don't go and hide the award behind Gorth.
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An award well-deserved. Congratulations!
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Congrats...well-deserved!
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Very happy to read this :). Congrats Mr.Byrne, you helped me to learn reading faster than most people in my class as a kid in first grade becouse I wanted to understand what the superheroes say in your comics :). You are great artist and I'm very happy for you :).

/Jani
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There is a Great Cosmic Loop to this.

As many of you know, the first domino to topple in the creation of my career in comics happened when the curator of the Gallery at ACA, Ron Moffet, brought in a show of comicbook art.

A booklet came along with the show, giving a history of the medium, and featuring a SPIRIT story by Will Eisner. It was my first exposure to his work.

Now here we are, 44 years later! (Incredibly, I haven't aged a day!)

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Congratulations again, John.
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I was in the audience, and Chris Ryall gave a great speech.  Not surprisingly, Chris Claremont was inducted on Friday night, too, and he also gave a terrific speech (that guy's got a way with words).  Big congratulations to you and all of the big winners.
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Congrats! Glad to see that you received this recognition.
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Eric Ladd
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I wonder if anyone recorded the acceptance speeches.
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Wow, I had completely forgotten about this topic and coming back to it, I realize JB got inducted...I'm so glad ! Not only for the chief but also for myself...It proves that I was right collecting and reading as much of his stuff as I could for all this time !
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Congrats, JB! Really happy for you...this is a well deserved honor.
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Eric L: "I wonder if anyone recorded the acceptance speeches."

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Yes, or if anyone has a transcript of Chris Ryall's comments, please share it with us. And I believe that Sergio Aragones inducted JB?

I really wanted to be there. I couldn't get tickets, then I had a friend who could get me in, and then I had to work right through the whole damn weekend.



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Congratulations, JB!  Well deserved, indeed.
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Yes, or if anyone has a transcript of Chris Ryall's comments, please share it with us. And I believe that Sergio Aragones inducted JB?

Sergio is the emcee of the Hall of Fame portion of the Eisners, so he provided a brief overview of the Hall and what an honor it is to be a part of it (and he himself was inducted several years ago), then he read a list of all of the nominees (lots of great people on the ballot this year).  Inductees who were in attendance accepted their own awards, but those who were not in attendance were represented by a personally-selected guest. 

In JB's case, his editor of ten years, Chris Ryall, accepted the award, and he mentioned how grateful he was to have been his editor for about one-fourth of JB's career.  Chris's t-shirt featured the iconic cover from X-Men #141, and he talked about JB's humble beginnings in fanzines and as the artist of Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch before coming over to Marvel and electrifying audiences with his work on X-Men and the Fantastic Four. 

It was a really nice speech, brief and to the point, and it was a great lead-in for Chris Claremont's induction.  Chris was there in person, and he had high praise for his collaborators, singling out John Byrne specifically. 
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Congratulations again with receiving this award JB. Keep being ageless too!
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Oh, and I should also mention that Chris Ryall made a point of mentioning that one of the highlights of JB's professional career was when Will Eisner called him a "master storyteller."  Like I said, it was a great speech.
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Congratulations, JB !
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Bob Kane has at least one virtue: proving that semi-talented people can bring about lasting creations -- even if in the office of a midwife.

That is encouraging to someone like me who has practically NO TALENT.

And, no one would care about Kane's flummery if only Finger had received his just rewards, but then again one gentlemen was equipped with the mindset to chase after the credit and the other ... not so much. Let DC start lobbying for recognition of Finger's (et al) contributions, and we'll soon forget what a glory hog Kane was.
 
The Hall of Fame is where JB's name belongs, no matter who else is in there. The fans know where the merits lie, even if "civilians" might not.
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