Grandville Mon Amour Nominated for 2011 Hugo Award


From the press release:



April 25, 2011, MILWAUKIE, OR: The 2011 Hugo nominees have been announced, and our own Grandville Mon Amour is up for Best Graphic Story!

Initiated in 1953, the Hugo is presented each year by the World Science Fiction Society for achievements in science fiction and fantasy storytelling. The Best Graphic Story category was first included in 2009. Previous nominees include Fables, Serenity, Y: The Last Man, Batman, and more.

In Grandville Mon Amour, convicted psychotic killer Edward “Mad Dog” Mastock escapes the guillotine’s blade in the Tower of London to once again terrorize the Socialist Republic of Britain. Dogging Mastock’s bloody footsteps is his longtime adversary and nemesis, Detective Inspector Archie LeBrock, who is intent on bringing Mastock’s horrific murder spree to an end. LeBrock follows the trail of carnage to Paris, otherwise known as Grandville, the largest city in a world dominated by the French Empire and the prime target of Mastock’s terrorism. Set three weeks after the finale of Grandville—Bryan Talbot’s critically acclaimed steampunk graphic novel—Grandville Mon Amour explores an alternate art nouveau world populated by intelligent animals, a human underclass, robot automatons, and advanced steam technology that powers everything from hansom cabs to iron flying machines.

Congratulations to writer and artist Bryan Talbot, editor Chris Warner, and the entire Dark Horse team responsible for bringing this amazing work of art to life!

Don’t forget to pick up Grandville and Grandville Mon Amour at your local comic shop or bookstore, or your favorite online retailer.

About Dark Horse Comics

Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way, and comics legend Will Eisner, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as the Mask, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Additionally, its highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Emily the Strange, Tim Burton, Trigun, Serenity, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic-book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of licensed comics material.

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