Tuesday, June 07, 2011

07/14 PDX Eisner nominees to convene at Powell's Books on Hawthorne

Portland has a reputation as being a center of comics talent, with a wide range of expertise that ranges from mainstream comics to 'zines. Some of the biggest names in the industry make their home here, and this year's Eisner Award nominations include four Portland residents: Greg Rucka, Barry Deutsch, Laura Hudson, and Shannon Wheeler.

The four will be convening at Powell's Books on Hawthorne to talk about Portland's comics community and their own projects. Held on July 14 from 7-10pm, the event is one week before Comic-Con International, during which the Eisner Award winners are announced.

Greg Rucka has two Eisner nominations: Best Short Story for "Post Mortem" in I Am An Avenger #2 and Best Limited Series for Stumptown, which takes place in Portland.

Barry Deutsch's debut graphic novel Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword is nominated for Best Publication For Teens.

Laura Hudson is nominated for Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism for her comics news website ComicsAlliance.

Shannon Wheeler received his Best Humor Publication nomination for I Thought You Would Be Funnier, a collection of cartoons submitted to New Yorker magazine. Wheeler's book was accidentally left off the intial ballot, prompting publisher BOOM! Studios to make the book available online for free.

Facebook members can RSVP on the event page. Comics professionals can vote for the Eisners online through June 13.

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