The nominees for the annual Stumptown Comics Arts Awards, which are presented in conjunction with the yearly Stumptown Comics Fest in Portland, Ore., have been announced on their website. Head over there if you'd like to cast your vote.
Nominees were selected by a jury of industry professionals after an open call for submissions. The awards will be presented to the winners during the Comics Fest After Party on Saturday, April 28 at the Jupiter Hotel. This year's festival runs April 28 and 29 at the Oregon Convention Center.
The nominee are:
Joshua Willamson, Sketch MonstersPhillip Gelatt, PetrogradCullen Bunn, The Sixth Gun V. 2: CrossroadsBrandon Graham, ProphetJohn Arcudi and Mike Mignola, BPRD: Hell on Earth -- Russia
Tyler Crook, PetrogradFiona Staples, SagaGary Gianni, Monster MenBrian Hurt, The Sixth Gun V. 2: CrossroadsJonathan Case, Green River Killer
Stan Sakai, Usagi Yojimbo: Fox HuntRoman Muradov, The Yellow ZineRay Fawkes, One SoulJaime Hernandez, Love and RocketsCarla Speed McNeil, Finder
Nate Piekos, Green River KillerStan Sakai, Usagi Yojimbo: Fox HuntTom Orzechowski and Lois Buhalis, Manara LibraryRoman Muradov, The Yellow ZineDoug Sherwood, Petrograd
Bill Crabtree, The Sixth Gun V. 2: CrossroadsDave Stewart, Hellboy: House of the Living Dead; ChimichangaRoman Muradov, The Yellow ZineRichard Ballermann, The ProphetDiana Nock, The Intrepid Girlbot: Unconditional, Vol. 1
Best Publication Design
Petrograd, Tyler Crook and Keith WoodAny Empire, Nate Powell and Tony OngLuci's Let Down, Marjee Chmiel and Sandra LanzKus! #9, Ryan SandsDotter of her Father's Eyes, Bryan Talbot
Study Group Magazine #1, edited by Zack SotoLies Grownups Told Me, edited by Nomi Kane, Jen Vaughn, Caitlin M.Kus! #9, edited by Ryan SandsElf World #2, edited by Francois VigneaultDark Horse Presents, edited by Mike Richardson
Best Small Press
Gangsta Rap Posse #2, Benjamin MarraThe Intrepid Girlbot: Unconditional, Vol. 1, Diana NockFugue #1, Beth HetlandLuci's Let Down, Marjee Chmiel and Sandra LanzStudy Group Magazine #1, Zack Soto
Best New Talent
Jonathan Case, Dear Creature, Green River KillerRoman Muradov, The Yellow ZineDiana Nock, The Intrepid Girlbot: Unconditional, Vol. 1Marjee Chmiel, Luci's Let DownJohnny Negron, Diamond Comics #6