Jill Thompson Wins National Cartoonists Society Award!


From the press release:



June 2, MILWAUKIE, OR – Dark Horse Comics is extremely pleased to announce that Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother) was awarded the highly coveted National Cartoonists Society (NCS) award this past weekend at the prestigious Reuben Awards Ceremony.  She was presented this award in regards to her work in the Dark Horse comic Beasts of Burden!

Truly, the most exciting news is that Jill Thompson is the first female creator to win in the comics category in the history of the Rueben Awards!  Previous Dark Horse Comics creators who have received this honor are Paul Chadwick (2005), Stan Sakai (2002) and Frank Miller (1991). This year Jill beat out fellow Dark Horse creator Stan Sakai!

To add to her list of credits, Jill Thompson is a New York Times Best Selling graphic novelist, as well as having received multiple Eisner awards for her work on Scary Godmother (2001), The Dark Horse Book of Hauntings (2004) and The Dark Horse Book of the Dead (2005)

The collected trade Scary Godmother: Comic Book Stories will be on sale in stores June 15th!

Beasts of Burden returns this fall! Look for their first appearance in issue #4 of the eighty-page anthology, Dark Horse Presents!, on sale in September!

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 SlayerAliens, ConanEmily 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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  2. Beasts of Burden Nominated for 2011 Anthony Award!
  3. National Cartoonist Society Announces 2011 Reuben Awards Nominees
  4. Beasts of Burden Returns in Dark Horse Presents!
  5. Oni Press is Pleased to Announce the Promotion of Jill Beaton & Charlie Chu to Editor

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