I was genuinely thrilled to receive an email informing me I’d won the 2012 Adamson International Award. This is the highest honor a cartoonist can achieve in Sweden, a country known for its art culture, where there is no shortage of fantastic cartoonists.
A couple of weeks later I received the statuette and diploma, both which arrived in perfect condition—this is one tough little dude. He appears to be handcarved and skillfully painted with the artisan’s signature on the bottom. What a wonderful piece of art in itself! Robyn and I loved him the minute we saw him and he now occupies a place of honor in the studio. We call him Adamson, of course. I guess he approves of me or he wouldn’t be here, but the look on his face as he watches me work, it’s like “Really? You’re going to go with that are ya?” Funny.
And the bio text that came with the award:
Adamsonpriserna 2012, motiveringar
Den internationella Adamsonstatyetten
Terry Moore, USA
Terry Moore skriver, tecknar och ger ut seriepublikationer i längre sviter via sitt förlag Abstract Studio. Det handlar om frimodig bred epik, ofta med inslag av skräck och science fiction. Strangers In Paradise utkom mellan 1993 och 2007, Echo mellan2008 och 2011; hans senaste projeckt heter Rachel Rising. För närvarande är Moore också i färd med att producera digitala serialbum.
Google Translate says this reads:
Swedish Academy Series
Adamson prizes 2012, justifications
The International Adamson statuette
Terry Moore, USA
Terry Moore writes, draws and publishes serial publications in more suites through its publisher Abstract Studio. It’s about bold broad epic, often with elements of horror and science fiction. Strangers In Paradise was published between 1993 and 2007, Echo between 2008 and 2011, his latest project called Rachel Rising. Currently, Moore is also in the process of producing digital serialbum.
So, I just wanted to say how grateful I am for the recognition. It means a lot to me to think my work not only found its way to Sweden, but somebody there liked it as well. I am truly honored.