I promised myself that I would complete only one to two pages per work day. I want to pay attention to the quality of the drawings and not get too caught up in finishing as fast as I possibly can. I think that I am starting to scrape the ceiling at 5 and 1/2 to 6 months for completing the books.
I didn't get any awards for the book that I submitted for same. It looks like the awards I submitted for are more for established people. I'm a self-published guy, so not established. MoCCA Fest has an awards contest that more geared for me, if I decide to get a table next year. MoCCA fest is in NYC in April.
I did get reviewed recently. I've posted the review to my Facebook page. It's not as enthusiastic as the one I got in January, but the guy still had some nice things to say. Once I finish this book and get it printed up I'm going to submit it to the Austin Chronicle and enclose hard copies of the two reviews.