I don't want people to think that I can participate in intelligent conversation, so I'll be brief, but I actually discouraged family and friends (and work friends - come on, it's a WHOLE different category) from voting. Consider it a matter of personal pride, but I wanted to see just how popular my comic could BE without the bias that people who think the sun shines out of my butt creates. (It's a short list).
Congrats to the winners. Michael, you were top of my list so I happily concede defeat to you. And in fact, everyone else who placed above me, and even some below.