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April 16, 2009


Your 2009 Stumptown Comics Fest Trophy Award Nominees

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The Stumptown Comics Fest has announced its nominees for the third annual Trophy Awards. They are designed to recognize standout new works from creators exhibiting at the Portland, Oregon small-press show. They are voted on by attendees of the show on Saturday, April 18, and given out that evening at Cosmic Monkey Comics. The program may be best known for using recycled trophies. The nominees are:

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Outstanding Art
* Miriam Libicki, Jobnik!: An American Girl's Adventures in the Israeli Army; Fierce Ease
* Jason Janicki, Wayfarer's Moon
* Terry Toledo, Sid Love
* Mike Lawrence, The Salamander King
* James Williams, White Male Neurosis, The Journey of Quetzalcoatlus Book One, Drive In
* Spike, Templar, Arizona
* Kenan Rubenstein, Prologue
* Eliza Frye, The Lady's Murder
* Annie Murphy, I Still Live: Biography of a Spiritualist
* Scott Mills, Space Devil
* Natalie Nourigat, A Room of One's Own

*****

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Outstanding Debut
* Karn Piana, Autonoman
* Jason Janicki, Wayfarer's Moon
* Randall Kirby, Cop Comics
* Mike Lawrence, The Salamander King
* James Williams, Drive In
* George Leon, Luchadores in Space
* Justin Zimmerman, The Killing Jar, Dr. Holman's War
* Greg Fling, Smaller #1
* Philip Barasch, Hand Hewn
* Scott Mills, Space Devil

*****

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Outstanding Design
* Jefferson Powers, Intense: Tales From the PNCA Graphic Novel Intensive
* Jason Leivian, The Caterer #3
* Jeffrey Ellis, Historyonics: Stories Drawn from the Past
* Terry Toledo, Sid Love
* Justin Zimmerman, Dr. Holman's War
* Various, Shitbeams on the Loose

*****

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Outstanding DIY
* Terry Toledo, Sid Love
* Jack Maraglia, Sinister Press
* James Williams, White Male Neurosis, The Journey of Quetzalcoatlus
* Craig Schwartz, toonlet.com
* J. Maraglia & J. Hollenbeck, PDX Halloween Bazaar
* Greg Fling, Smaller #1
* Jeff Sharp, Caesar: A Lizard's Tale
* Corinne Mucha, My Alaskan Summer
* Kenan Rubenstein, Prologue
* Annie Murphy, I Still Live: Biography of a Spiritualist
* E. Stackhouse & N. Shahan, Brazilianoir

*****

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Outstanding Small Press
* Miriam Libicki, Jobnik!: An American Girl's Adventures in the Israeli Army, Fierce Ease
* Jason Janicki, Wayfarer's Moon
* Shaenon K Garrity, Narbonic Vol. 6
* Jefferson Powers, Intense: Tales From the PNCA Graphic Novel Intensive
* Spike, Templar, Arizona
* Jason Leivian, Diamond Comics #3
* Jeffrey Ellis, Historyonics: Stories Drawn from the Past * Terry Toledo, Sid Love
* Greg Leon, Luchadores in Space
* Jason McNamara & P. Braddock, The Martian Confederacy
* Justin Zimmerman, The Killing Jar
* Andrew Farago, Hufflepuff House
* Philip Barasch, Hand Hewn

*****

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Outstanding Writing
* Miriam Libicki, Jobnik!: An American Girl's Adventures in the Israeli Army
* Jason Janicki, Wayfarer's Moon
* Randall Kirby, Cop Comics
* Shaenon K Garrity, Narbonic Vol. 6
* Terry Toledo, Sid Love
* G. Xavier Robillard, Captain Freedom -- A Superhero's Quest for Truth
* James Williams, Book 1
* Corinne Mucha, My Alaskan Summer
* Natalie Nourigat, A Room of One's Own
* Spike, Templar, Arizona

*****

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Outstanding Webcomic
* Jason Janicki, Wayfarer
* Shaenon K. Garrity and Jeffrey C. Wells, Skin Horse
* Terry Toledo, Sid Love
* Craig Schwartz
* Daniele, The Cide
* Spike, Templar, Arizona

Shannon Wheeler serves as awards coordinator.
 
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