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.
BUY BOOKS AT AMAZON.COM
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
RECENT PRISM COMICS FEATURES
JUSTIN HALL’S NO STRAIGHT LINES WINS LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD! NOW LOOKING FORWARD TO THE EISNERS!
[News, Posted 6/4/13]
New York City, NY – The Lambda Literary Awards were announced in a ceremony held on June 3rd, 2013, in New York City. Among the many deserving winners was No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, edited by Justin Hall and published by Fantagraphics, in the category of LGBT Anthology. Justin Hall, a long-serving board member of Prism Comics which promotes LGBT comics and creators, compiled a comprehensive and exhaustive survey of queer comics, starting from the pioneers of the…
JUSTIN HALL’S NO STRAIGHT LINES NOMINATED FOR EISNER AWARD!
[News, Posted 4/21/13]
San Diego, CA – The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards Nominees for 2013 have been announced and No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, edited by Justin Hall and published by Fantagraphics, was nominated as Best Anthology. Justin Hall, who has been a long-serving board member of Prism Comics which promotes LGBT comics and creators, compiled a comprehensive and exhaustive survey of queer comics, starting from the pioneers of the genre and continuing through the decades…
MEET ED LUCE AND GET YOUR WUVABLE OAF COMICS AND MERCH AT THE PRISM COMICS BOOTH AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON!
[News, Posted 7/9/12]
The "Wuvable Oaf" himself, Ed Luce, has sent us the following details about his upcoming appearance with Prism this week!
"Join Wuvable Oaf for Comic-Con International 2012 at Prism Comics, booth #2144-48! Here’s the schedule:
Wednesday, July 11th (Preview Night) 6-9 pmThursday & Sunday from 2-7 pmFriday & Saturday from 9 am - 2 pm
The Oaf crew will be debuting three new items at the convention:
-The brand new OAF HULK shirt: Much cuter (and hairer) than Green or Red Hulk, Oaf Hulk ruins…
PANEL AND RELEASE PARTY TO CELEBRATE JUSTIN HALL’S MASSIVE ANTHOLOGY NO STRAIGHT LINES: FOUR DECADES OF QUEER COMICS DURING SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON!
[News, Posted 7/6/12]
San Diego, CA – Two events will commemorate the release of Fantagraphics Books’ anthology No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, edited by Justin Hall.
First, on Friday, July 13, 2-3pm, in Room 25ABC at San Diego Comic-Con, Prism Comics presents the panel "No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics". Queer cartooning has been one of the most vibrant artistic and countercultural movements of the past 40 years, tackling complex issues of identity and changing social…
AT COMIC-CON 2012, PRISM COMICS CELEBRATES THE RELEASE OF NO STRAIGHT LINES: FOUR DECADES OF QUEER COMICS, NORTHSTAR'S WEDDING, ALISON BECHDEL'S NEW GRAPHIC NOVEL, AND 25 YEARS OF "GAYS IN COMICS"!
[News, Posted 7/3/12]
Triple Queer Comics Booth (#2144, 2146, 2148), Creator Signings, Panels Galore, and the Most Queer Events at any Comic-Con Ever!
San Diego, CA - Prism Comics, the premier nonprofit supporting LGBTQI comics, creators, and readers, has announced its biggest year ever with a jam-packed slate of panels, signings and events for San Diego Comic-Con International 2012, including a Northstar panel with Marjorie Liu, the writer of Marvel Comics' landmark gay wedding issue; a Prism booth…
RECENT OFFSITE FEATURES
ERIC SHANOWER, CHIP KIDD, JOSE VILLARRUBIA, HERNANDEZ BROS, TERRY MOORE AND MORE NOMINATED FOR HARVEY AWARDS! VOTE TODAY!
[Source: The Harvey Awards, Added: 8/3/11]
24-YEAR HISTORY OF THE GAYS IN COMICS AND PRISM PANELS
[Source: AndyMangels.com, Added: 7/26/11]
Look below for a history of the incredible legacy of the Gays In Comics panels, and the PRISM Comics panels that were birthed from them! All 24 Gays In Comics panels have been moderated by...
GLEE UPDATES, ARCHIE‘S GAY WEDDING, LESBIAN BATWOMAN FINALLY ARRIVES AND OTHER GAY NEWS FROM COMIC-CON 2011
[Source: Queerty.com, Added: 7/25/11]
San Diego Comic-Con International 2011—the world’s largest comic-book, movie, TV and pop-culture gathering—wrapped up on Sunday after four days of panels, booths, previews, screenings and...
COMIC-CON 2011: LGBT WRITERS, ARTISTS WIN BIG (SLIDESHOW)
[Source: Huffington Post, Added: 7/25/11]
Comic-Con, the annual tour of the imagination related to all-things pop culture, had a strong LGBT presence this year in San Diego. Gay comics won big, capping off a noteworthy year, says David...
GAY PREVIEWS MARCH 2011
[Source: Gay League, Added: 1/23/11]
What kind of goodies are there for March? Previews decided to make it Indie Edge. There’s new stuff and some re-offered from publishers like Amaze Ink/ Slave Labor and Drawn & Quarterly. Look below...