In some very fine company there - includes some people that I greatly admire - some of which (Pat Mills, John Wagner, etc) changed the face of UK comics and lay the foundations for what we have now. (What was it Karen Berger said recently? "Without 2000AD there would have been no Vertigo.")
Weirdly, I'm always VERY happy to be included in anything that has John Smith in it. I'm a BIG John Smith fan. John was a huge influence on me when I started (occasionally) writing stuff professionally 20+ years ago - considerably less so now since I've found my own voice(s), but I still always make a bee-line for his work, read it first in an anthology, etc. He's still great, a one-off.
To help promote the book, I was asked to take part in a podcast last week on Comic-book Writing, along with Rob Williams, Pat Mills and Robbie Morrison.