Early last year we wrote
about Nick Spencer's successful, somewhat surprising transition into
the world of graphic novels. Now Spencer — the former Cincinnati
City Council candidate, club operator and music promoter who moved to
New York City in 2008 and whose grand ambitions sometimes got him into trouble — is garnering even more attention within the world of his new
endeavor, recently nabbing four nominations at the Will Eisner Comic
Industry Awards 2011: Best Short Story, Best Continuing Series, Best
New Series and Best Writer.
Published by Image Comics, Morning
Glories, which Spencer
writes and Joe Eisma illustrates, centers on “six brilliant but
troubled new recruits at Morning Glory Academy, a prestigious prep
school hiding sinister and deadly secrets.” Spencer has described the series, which debuted in August 2010, as Runaways (the comic, not the band) meets Lost.
Winners in each category will be announced during this weekend's San Diego Comic-Con, the annual smorgasbord for comic-book geeks everywhere.