Jason Aaron’s Scalped nominated for Eisner Award

Eisner Awards logoThe nominations for one of the most respected awards in comics include a Kansas City creator. Writer Jason Aaron’s series Scalped has been nominated for an Eisner Award as Best Continuing Series.

“Big congrats to the whole Scalped crew,” Aaron wrote on his blog, “including all the artists who worked on the series last year, along with our usual culprits, including our long-suffering editors Will Dennis and Mark Doyle. If we win we’ll have to carve off chunks of the trophies for everybody to share.”

Jason Aaron, originally from Alabama, has lived in suburban Kansas City for several years. In addition to Scalped, he writes several series for Marvel Comics, including Wolverine, Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine, and PunisherMAX.

Scalped is an on-going crime comic book series published by Vertigo Comics. It is set on a fictional, modern day Indian reservation in South Dakota. The story centers on undercover FBI agent Dashiell Bad Horse and his interactions with tribal Chief Lincoln Red Crow.

The series has also been nominated for several other awards, including the Harvey awards and Spinetingler Awards.