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Jill Thompson Wins National Cartoonist Award

Dark Horse Comics is extremely pleased to announce that Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother) was awarded the highly coveted National Cartoonists Society (NCS) award this past weekend at the prestigious Reuben Awards Ceremony. She was presented this award in regards to her work in the Dark Horse comic Beasts of Burden!

Truly, the most exciting news is that Jill Thompson is the first female creator to win in the comics category in the history of the Rueben Awards! Previous Dark Horse Comics creators who have received this honor are Paul Chadwick (2005), Stan Sakai (2002) and Frank Miller (1991). This year Jill beat out fellow Dark Horse creator Stan Sakai!

To add to her list of credits, Jill Thompson is a New York Times Best Selling graphic novelist, as well as having received multiple Eisner awards for her work on Scary Godmother (2001), The Dark Horse Book of Hauntings (2004) and The Dark Horse Book of the Dead (2005)

Beasts of Burden #1
The collected trade Scary Godmother: Comic Book Stories will be on sale in stores June 15th!

Beasts of Burden returns this fall! Look for their first appearance in issue #4 of the eighty-page anthology, Dark Horse Presents!, on sale in September!


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