Thank you to all who took time to visit and post here and in the news section. I appreciate all of your encouraging words. It was an honor to have competed with so many talented artist and the experience by itself is truly rewarding.
Receiving a congratulatory note from Lolly was truly unexpected. I had to reread it over and over again just to make sure. He also offered me a chance to visit the main office in Hollywood. CA. to pick up the prize. Sure it would be fine to send it but to get to meet the people behind DeviantArt was an opportunity I couldn't pass up.
So my wife and I drove up from the "OC" to LA and was greeted by Richard (lolly). He was a great host, giving us a tour of the place as well as introducing us to the guys and gals behind the "dA machine". We also got a cool history of how dA came to be. So after a while , Angelo handed me the check and we took couple of pics and said our g-byes with Richard having the evil clown smile ending it with "Don't spend it all in one place".
Apart from the prize, the exposures was invaluable. Because of the win, I received some great offers and cool new gigs. Some I will be posting soon and some I can't due to NDA. This is the main reason why I haven't had time to post up any new artwork as it's been keeping me busy along with my usuall inking work, which is by the way probably the best stuff that Gary Frank have ever done. Please pick up a copy of Action Comics #858 onwards to see what I mean.
DeviantArt truly was a vessel of new opportunities. I'm thankful to be a part of it.