PSU Author David Berona Nominated for 2009 Harvey Award

July 15th, 2009 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H.-
Wordless Books: The Original Graphic Novels has been nominated for the prestigious 2009 Harvey Award in the category of Best Biographical, Historical or Journalistic Presentation. Author David Beronä is library director at the Lamson Library and Learning Commons at Plymouth State University, and his book is considered a work of important significance in the burgeoning field of comics and comics history. Wordless books were stories from the early part of the twentieth century told in black and white woodcuts, imaginatively authored without any text.

Beronä said he is heartened that his work is being recognized by his peers.

“It is so gratifying to hear that the real creative forces behind the creation of comics feel as strongly as I do about the neglected artists and the powerful wordless books that I cover in my book, which was published beautifully by Abrams, a major publisher of art books. I am so excited to receive this honor and recognition,” Beronä said.

The Harvey Awards recognize outstanding work in comics and sequential art. They will be presented October 10 in Baltimore, in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con. Nominations for the Harvey Awards are selected exclusively by creators – those who write, draw, ink, letter, color, design, edit or are otherwise involved in a creative capacity in the comics field. They are the only industry awards both nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals.

This is Beronä’s second major award for Wordless Books: The Original Graphic Novels. It was awarded First Place Book in the Special Trade/ Adult Graphic Novel category in the 23rd Annual New York Book Show sponsored by the Bookbinders’ Guild of New York earlier this year.

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or blyndes@plymouth.edu

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