Eric Shanower

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Eric James Shanower (b. 1963) is an American comics 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 most of the '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. Other significant Oz projects include his illustrations of Edward Einhorn's Paradox in Oz and The Living House of Oz. He also drew Ed Brubaker's Prez one shot, "Smells Like Teen President".

As of 2005 his ongoing comic book serialization of the Trojan War, Age of Bronze, published by Image Comics, had been collected in two volumes, A Thousand Ships and Sacrifice. A third volume, Betrayal, is currently being serialised.

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

Shanower won the Eisner Award for best writer-artist in 2001 and 2003, and was nominated for the Ignatz Award for outstanding artist in 1999, for his work on Age of Bronze.

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