Eric Shanower

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Eric James Shanower (b. 1963), known primarily as a comic book artist and writer. His first major published works were the Oz graphic novels, The Enchanted Apples of Oz, The Secret Island of Oz, The Ice King of Oz, The Forgotten Forest of Oz, and The Blue Witch of Oz. He has written and illustrated a full-length Oz novel, The Giant Garden of Oz, and a collection of short Oz stories, The Salt Sorcerer of Oz. He has also illustrated books by official Oz historians, including The Wicked Witch of Oz by Rachel Cosgrove Payes, The Rundelstone of Oz by Eloise Jarvis McGraw, The Runaway in Oz by John R. Neill, and The Visitors from Oz by L. Frank Baum. As of 2004 his ongoing comic book serialization of the Trojan War, Age of Bronze, had been collected in two volumes, A Thousand Ships and Sacrifice, published by Image.

Shanower's partner is David Maxine, owner and operator Hungry Tiger Press, a publisher of Oz books and other Oz-related items.

In 2001 and 2003, Shanower won Eisner Awards for his work on Age of Bronze.

  • Age of Bronze (http://age-of-bronze.com/aob/index.shtml) official site

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