Nominated for a S.P.A.C.E. Prize 2011

Columbus’ own Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo (S.P.A.C.E.), founded and run by Bob Corby, has just announced the finalists for the 2011 SPACE Prize. I’m proud to be a part of the PANEL Collective, which is well represented amongst this year’s nominees:

First up, in the General Catagory:

PANEL: Pulp – volume 17 of our twice yearly anthology series, edited by yours truly (along with Sean McGurr and Tony Goins) and featuring the talents of the writers and artists of the PANEL Collective. I also have a short story in it with my pal Andy Bennett on art, called “Malika, Jungle Queen,” my more modern take on the classic “jungle girl” pulp adventure. Copies of the book are available for purchase here.

The Ineffables: All of Creation, is by PANELista Craig Bogart, who is also a past nominee and winner.

Next, in the Mini-comic / Short Story Category, is fellow PANELista Brent Bowman for his story from PANEL: Pulp, “Noor Jama, Somali Pirate”

Brent also happens to be my artistic partner on the Persia Blues series of graphic novels we’re doing for NBM Publishing.

You can check out the full list of finalists here.

Congrats to all!