I am struggling with the writing in the picture below:
How does 端っこ fit in this sentence? "I would have even been happy with publishing/participating just on the edge"? That sounds weird.
And 近ポジ I understand as "close-range" (or something similar) - but that doesn't really make much sense here, does it?
and finally: what's the character before 2 button? From the context I would have expected this character: 第 - is it a short-form?
Context: The only other thing written on that page is "Congratulations on 10 years of serialisation" - it's from an anthology of manga shorts celebrating a certain manga series. The "2 button" is referencing another work by the same mangaka.
The more Japanese I read, the less I feel I know. sigh
As always, help is very much appreciated. :)