Beasts of Burden Nominated for 2011 Anthony Award!


From the press release:

May 19, MILWAUKIE, OR – Dark Horse Comics is extremely proud to announce Beasts of Burden creators Evan Dorkin & Jill Thompson have been nominated for the 2011 Anthony Award for Best Graphic Novel!

The award-winning comics creators Evan Dorkin (Milk & Cheese) and Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother) first introduced these heroic characters in the anthologies The Dark Horse Book of Hauntings, Witchcraft, the Dead, and Monsters, for which they won coveted Eisner Awards for Best Short Story and Best Painter.

The Anthony’s are awarded every year at Bouchercon, the Anthony Boucher Memorial World Mystery Convention. 2011 marks the 25th year of it’s existence. Bouchercon is held in the fall annually in a different city by a staff of volunteers.

Bouchercon nominates and votes the Anthony Awards for excellence in crime fiction, including but not limited to: Best Novel, Best First Novel, Best Short Story, Best Critical Non-Fiction, and Best Paperback Original. 2011 also marks the first year Bouchercon is awarding a Best Graphic Novel category.

Bouchercon will take place in St. Louis, September 15th – 18th.

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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