Monday, February 12, 2007

Annie Awards part deux



well gang, it was a verrrry fun night last night at the Annie Awards . . .
:)
my wife and i got all dressed up and went to the awards show and saw a lot of friends that i haven't seen in a while. it really was a tremendous gathering of talented folks. and to top it off . . . I WON! wahoooooooo! how crazy is that?! i thank God for the blessing and opportunity. considering i didn't know about the online voting or how it all worked, i had said earlier that it's all in God's hands. i had no way of even voting for myself! ;) Thanks to everyone that voted! and congrats to all that were nominated and all the other winners. there are so many great artists i'm thankful to work with and be around in this industry.

the very cool part of the award too was that the presenters were Harland Williams and
Edie McClurg. Edie is in one of my ALL-TIME favorite movies . . ."Ferris Bueller." she played the secretary "Grace." and Harland Williams was a voice in a short that i did with my good friend Scott Sava at Nickolodeon. so it was very great to have them present my category and ultimately the award.
:)
anyway, it was a wonderful night. i'm very thankful and honored. the nominees i was with are all amazing artists and it was great to be included with them in this category.

a friend was very kind and sent this pic to me last night of me up on stage babbling in front of the audience . . . i actually have a very blurry memory of what happened and what i said, so it was nice to see that i wasn't passed out on the floor.
;)
take care and all the best,
mike . . .

25 comments:

Alikins said...

how fabulous! CONGRATULATIONS!! ;)

Ninty Fan said...

WOW! Congratulations! I'm happy for you!

samacleod said...

Congrats, Mr. Kunkel, you are an inspiration!

Tom said...

Congratulations!

MatthewLong said...

Hey Mike, congratulations! And don't worry about your acceptance speech, my fiance and I attended and thought it was fine. Now if only My Gym Partner had a bunch of monsters...

Marmax said...

So you have an Annie Award to put next to your Eisner Award...now you just have to win a Pulitzer! Big congratulations!

MILLET said...

Big hug, Mike! I'm deliriously HAPPY FOR YOU!!!

So it's just all downhill from here, huh?

;) Millet

Ken Chandler said...

The award was very well deserved. Many congratulations! I've always admired your work and I'm sure this won't be your last. It's good clean fun, and who doesn't love that?

COMIKXGUY said...

congrats mike!

Little John said...

Congrats mike...!!!

Sugartastic_D_Slim said...

Very cool! Congratulations! Very well deserved. Thanks for the post ;)
Dennis

El Snoozo said...

Many Congrats man, well deserved.

I gotta say that Edie McClurg's greatest role was when she played the car rental clerk in " Planes, Trains & Automobiles"

mike said...

awesome, dude! congrats!

shameless truth said...

Congrats, Mr. Krunkel! I heard about your award via Mr. Sava's blog; he's made certaing to share the good news with all his readers at TDC. :)

Mike...'s mum said...

More photos!!
The one you posted mistakenly shows the bouncer... :P

David Colman said...

Congratulations Mike!! I am not surprised, all of your work is astounding....the award for Juniper is well deserved.... definitely and inspiration..

Mukpuddy said...

Nice one dude, it's very well deserved!!

OV! said...

M!

congrats on the annie award! its was fun working on that show..way back when...

cheers>oVi

Karen K. said...

Hey Mike!

Congrats on the win, it was more than well deserved!

Toodles!
-Karen K.

mike . . . said...

hey gang,
thank you all so very much for visiting and for your kind words.

i had a great time on the show and it was awesome to have it culminate in this award. again, i was in a category with other amazing artists and it was an honor to be nominated with them.

aaaaaand, i'll post more soon of the stuff i've been doing since Juniper. I've been helping to design another show for Cartoon Network ... "My Gym Partner is a Monkey."
:)

take care,
m . . .

Mike...'s mum said...

Yea, we'd heard about that little project... details??

franky said...

congratualtions mike! it makes me very happy to see that your skills and outstanding artwork gets honoured!
lets keep in touch :)

ciao
franky
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Mark McDonnell said...

CONGRATS man!!! Impressive work on your blog, staggering how diverse and fun and free your stuff is. WOW!!!

You are a true talent Mike, impressive work!!!

MAC

Carol said...

Wow! Congratulations!!!
I think you turned out pretty well. I brag about you all the time and get to tell people that I knew you when you were just a wee 11 year old. Give Dani a squeeze for me too. It would be great to get together with you and your family sometime...if you have the time. Our 20th -groan :( - reunion is upcoming, but it would be lovely to see you before that!
Love to you and yours,

Carol Boltinhouse

Sandra Khoo said...

You definitely deserve it,Mike! A BIG CONGRATULATIONS! Your works have always been an inspiration to me and I want to thank you personally for that. There was a time in my previous employment when I hit a rut in drawing for animation. And all I had to do was flip your first book on Herobear and BANG! All the juice and hype for animation came to life in me again.

Thank you so very much,Mike, for always being generous in sharing your love for the animation medium and drawings to all of us.

Cheers and hope you'll have more and more deserving wins in the near future.

;)