ST. JOHN’S, NL
– Mike Feehan could be in store for the career achievement of a lifetime!
That achievement it is the highest honour in the comic book industry – an Eisner Award, which is essentially the Oscars of comics.
A College of the North Atlantic (CNA) alumni, Feehan, who graduated from the Graphic Design program in 2008, was recently nominated for Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles
, a comic series published by DC Comics (which tackles LGBTQ issues during the conservative 1950s in the US) under the Best Limited Series category.
“This is my first comic book and it has been a surreal experience,” Feehan said. “I always dreamt of a career in the comic industry, and finally making small strides feels amazing. I consider myself extremely fortunate to get the opportunity to work with DC Comics.”
Named after acclaimed comics creator Will Eisner, the awards are celebrating their 31st year of bringing attention to, and highlighting, the best publications and creators in comics and graphic novels. Feehan is joined in the nomination by fellow collaborators Mark Russell and Mark Morales.
This year’s winners will be announced in a gala awards ceremony on Friday, July 19 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel in California.
For Feehan, being nominated is one of the proudest moments of his career.
“As a comic book fan and now a professional, receiving an Eisner nomination is a great honour,” Feehan said. “I am really excited to be a part of the talented line-up, who will be attending the gala event.”
Brenda Tobin, CNA’s Dean of Academics, Applied Arts and Tourism, says the college is extremely proud of Feehan.
“It is definitely a great accomplishment and honour to be nominated for the Eisner award. I extend my very best wishes to Mike Feehan and success in the award nomination, as well as all future endeavours,” said Tobin. “Our graduates’ success stories speak to the quality programming we offer at CNA, and how our work with industry to develop curriculum that reflects their requirements from future employees speaks volumes. These collaborations definitely mean others, like Mike Feehan, can have an impact on their chosen career paths.”
To learn more about Eisner awards, visit: www.comic-con.org
To learn more about programs offered at CNA, visit: www.cna.nl.ca
Public Relations Specialist
College of the North Atlantic