Websites: Age of Bronze, Eric Shanower
Bio: Most of the major US comic book publishers have published work of mine. Some of that work has won awards and some of it has sunk into the oblivion of time, which may be just as well. While I've been writing and drawing comics, I've also written and illustrated books, drawn magazine and trading card illustrations, and created artwork for a couple television projects.
The comics I'm most proud of are the five volumes of my Oz graphic novel series which is collected into one volume in Adventures in Oz and An Accidental Death with writer Ed Brubaker, none of which contains overt queer content (although Oz has a big queer following and Charlie in An Accidental Death certainly should set off your gaydar).
I'm also proud of my current comic book series Age of Bronze which tells my version of the Trojan War drawn from both the literary and artistic tradition and from the archaeology of the places and cultures involved. Age of Bronze (collected so far in Age of Bronze Volume 1: A Thousand Ships, Age Of Bronze Volume 2: Sacrifice, and Age of Bronze: Betrayal Part One) certainly has queer content, most visibly in the relationship between Achilles and Patroklus. If you're interested in my other work, there's a list of credits on my web site ericshanower.com.
I live in San Diego with my partner, David Maxine, and our Boston terrier, Road. When I'm not working, I'm often reading, swimming, taking ballet lessons, or just trying to make sure I get out of the house once in a while.
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Adventures in Oz
Age Of Bronze Volume 2: Sacrifice
Age of Bronze Volume 1: A Thousand Ships
An Accidental Death
Daughters of Destiny
Dracula's Guest: And the Squaw
Harlan Ellison`s Dream Corridor
Paradox in Oz
Star Wars: The Last Command
The Blue Witch of Oz
The Enchanted Apple of Oz
The Forgotten Forest of Oz
The Giant Garden of Oz
The Ice King of Oz
The Living House of Oz
The Runaway in Oz
The Rundelstone of Oz
The Salt Sorcerer of Oz and Other Stories
The Secret Island of Oz
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