David Petersen Wins Russ Manning Award

Official Press Release

Kearny, NJ -- Archaia Studios Press is proud to announce that MOUSE GUARD creator David Petersen won the 2007 Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award presented this past Friday at the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards ceremony held at Comic-Con International: San Diego.

Petersen joins such past winners as Dave Stevens, Jan Duursema, Steve Rude, Scott McCloud, Art Adams, Eric Shanower, Dan Brereton, Jeff Smith, and Gene Ha.

"I am very proud and honored that the work I do on Mouse Guard received the attention for a Russ Manning award," Petersen said. "The lists of those nominated and those who received the Russ Manning reads as a who's who of the comics industry and I am so thankful to now be a part of that. I'm hard at work on MOUSE GUARD: WINTER 1152. I hope everyone will enjoy how things develop over the next year…and beyond."

The hardcover edition of MOUSE GUARD: FALL 1152 (ISBN 978-1-932386-57-8; $24.95; a 192-page, full-color, hardcover graphic novel, Ages 10+) collects the first 6-issue MOUSE GUARD series and includes 12 pages of bonus material. In MOUSE GUARD: FALL 1152 we are introduced to the fearless guards Saxon, Kenzie, and Lieam, dispatched to find a missing merchant mouse that never arrived at his destination. In this fanciful, dangerous and medieval world, where mice struggle to live safely and prosper among all of the world's harsh conditions and predators, Saxon, Kenzie, and Lieam stumble onto much more than they bargained for…intrigue, betrayal, and a deadly, traitorous plot to overthrow the stronghold of Lockhaven.

The first issue of MOUSE GUARD: WINTER 1152 hit stores yesterday, Wed Aug 1.

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