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Nominees Announced for the 2011 Stumptown Comic Arts Awards

Stumptown Comics Fest has announced the final list of 2011 nominees for the Stumptown Comic Arts Awards, culled by an illustrious panel of judges: Michael Allred (Madman), Brandon Graham (King City), Laura Hudson (Editor-in-Chief, ComicsAlliance.com), Michael Ring (owner, Bridge City Comics), and Jason Leivian (owner, Floating World Comics). The Stumptown Comics Fest will be held April 16 and 17 at the Oregon Convention Center.

The nominees are as follows:

Best Artist:
Emily Carroll – His Face All Read Roman Muradov – Etc and A Cave
Stuart Immonen – Moving Pictures Brian Hurtt – The Sixth Gun
Brecht Evans – Night Animals

Best Writer:
Carla Speed McNeil – Finder: Voice Cullen Bunn – The Sixth Gun
Greg Rucka – Stumptown Aaron Renier – The Unsinkable Walker Bean
Ben Marra – Benjamin Marra’s The Incredibly Fantastic Adventures of Maureen Down (A Work of Satire and Fiction)
Best Cartoonist:
Carla Speed McNeil – Finder: Voice Johnny Ryan – Prison Pit Vol. 2
Adam Hines – Duncan the Wonder Dog Bryan Lee O’Malley – Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour
Sarah Glidden – How to Understand Israel in 50 Days or Less
Best Letterer:
Johnny Ryan – Prison Pit Vol. 2 Madeline Flores – The Girl and the Gorilla
Carla Speed McNeil – Finder: Voice Aaron Renier – The Unsinkable Walker Bean
Brittney Sabo – Francis Sharp in the Grip of the Uncanny, Vol. 1
Best Colorist:
Brecht Evans – Night Animals Emily Carroll – His Face All Read
Alec Longstreth – The Unsinkable Walker Bean Ben Costa – Pang: The Wandering Shaolin Monk
Sarah Glidden – How to Understand Israel in 50 Days or Less
Best Publication Design:
Zack Soto – StudyGroup12 #4 Michael DeForge – Spotting Deer
Jason Little – Motel Art Improvement Service Elizabeth M. Pusack – Pretty Ugly
Brecht Evans – Night Animals
Best Anthology:
Zack Soto – StudyGroup12 #4 Ken Eppstein – Nix Comics Quarterly
Francois Vigneault – Elfworld #1 Sean Michael – AX: A Collection of Alternative Manga
Lisa Mangum and Maria Sputnik – Gazeta: Comics from Bangkok to Belgrade
Best Small Press:
Lisa Hanawalt – I Want You #2 Brandon Dayton – Green Monk
Aidan Koch – The Whale Julia Gfrörer – Flesh and Bone
Corey Lewis – Layered Jacket
Best New Talent:
Michael DeForge Adam Hines
Emi Lenox Sarah Oleksyk
Julia Gfrörer
Reader’s Choice:

Voters are asked to list up to three of their favorite comics from April 2010 to April 2011. Any graphic novel, trade paperback collection, single issue or ongoing series, small press, or online publication is eligible–whatever title has the most votes, as determined by the readers, will win this special prize.

To vote in this year’s awards, please visit the Stumptown Comics Fest website. After voting, you will receive an email which must be confirmed in order for your vote to be counted.

Have you read any of the nominees? Which do you think deserve to win? Post your comments below!

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Written by Elisabeth@TFAW

Elisabeth has been reading comics since we was a wee girl. She's obsessed with John Byrne, Criminal by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, and making the perfect scrambled eggs. Follow her on @Twitter to get bonus conversations with her cat!