It was no suprise to me that Mark Parisi won the NCS best comic panel award (for the second time) at last month's Reuben Awards. Mark's operating a very high level and making a lot of smart choices. In fact, many comics scholars I spoke to opined that today may be the high-water point for Off the Mark.
But did Mr. Parisi paint himself into a corner? I know a lot of people are wondering how he can hope to eclipse this comic (sort of like how Fleetwood Mac must have felt after Rumors or Christopher Hewitt after Mr. Belvedere).
I wish the best for him, but if he can't, I hope he knows that for one shining moment he could tell the world he held a rainbow in his hand ... and no one can ever take that away from him ... except a leprechaun.