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ASP's 'Awakening' Nominated for Eagles

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ASP is thrilled to announce that its series of existential horror written by Nick Tapalansky and illustrated by Alex Eckman-Lawn has been nominated for four Eagle Awards, the comics industry's longest established awards.

Here is the rundown of Awakening¹s nominations:
**Favourite Newcomer Writer: Nick Tapalansky
**Favourite Letterer: Thomas Mauer
**Favourite Colour Comicbook - American: Awakening
**Favourite New Comicbook: Awakening

Voting is open now and closes soon, so go and vote! http://www.eagleawards.co.uk/vote.asp

³It¹s been a dream come true for Alex, Thomas, and I to work on Awakening over the last year,² said writer and nominee Nick Tapalansky. ³Now to be nominated for the Eagle AwardsŠwhat can you say? The dream continues. Thanks to everyone who has supported the book and thanks to those new readers willing to give it a try.²

To check out previews of Awakening, just visit the ASP site:
http://www.aspcomics.com/awakening.php

Introduced in 1976, the Eagles are acknowledged as the pre-eminent international prizes and have been featured on the covers of leading US and UK titles across the last 30 years. Results will be announced at the Bristol International Comic Expo in England (May 9-11, 2008).

Awakening tells the story of Derrick Peters, a former member of the Park Falls Police Department, who receives a visit from Cynthia Ford one January afternoon. Cynthia, well known as the town crazy, seems to have finally lost her mind. She claims to have information about a series of gruesome murdersŠbut does she hold the key to unlocking the mystery or has she truly gone insane? To Derrick¹s disbelief she utters one word: Zombies.

Ordering Info
A 10-issue bi-monthly series, each 24-page issue of Awakening retails for $3.50. A 144-page hardcover collection (Diamond Code: APR08 3552, $19.95) is set for release in June collecting issues 15 plus additional material never before published.

Issues currently available or soon to be released include:
AWAKENING #1: JUN07 3242
AWAKENING #2: AUG07 3376
AWAKENING #3: OCT07 3258
AWAKENING #4: DEC07 3387
AWAKENING #5: FEB08 3470

Praise for Awakening
³Eye-catching artworkŠ Tapalansky and Eckman-Lawn have awakened within the realm of the zombie world a new direction to take what could have easily been another retread of tired material.² ‹The Geeks of Doom

"The coolest and most original zombie piece since The Walking Dead got under way." ‹Lee, Broken Frontier

"If it needs to be classified somewhere it would still be zombie book, but like 28 Days Later, which wasn't technically a zombie movie, it blazes its own path." ‹Justin, Wednesday is My Sabbath

³For anyone who sincerely wants to find the next horror concept comic that should be mirrored by writers and artists everywhere for years after its done, aping such an original thing until it's no longer anything of the sort, then Awakening will prove a unique experience, and an immensely satisfying one at that." ‹Dave, Broken Frontier

"Awakening is the type of storytelling achievement you often find yourself reading in trade format a year after-the-fact, wondering why the hell you didn't hear more about it at the time of its publishing. The type of book that goes on to achieve eventual cult status and terrible film adaptations that wholly miss the point. Tapalansky and Eckman-Lawn increasingly prove themselves with each successive release. These men deserve a future in this industry, though perhaps it can be said even more-so that the industry deserves a future with them." ‹Tom, Newseed Comics

All ASP titles are available worldwide at finer comic book shops, bookstores, amazon.com, Indie Press Revolution (www.indiepressrevolution.com) and electronically at DriveThruComics.com.

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