The 8th Annual Stumptown Comics Fest takes place at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR on April 16th & 17th, 2011. They have announced the final list of 2011 nominees for the Stumptown Comic Arts Awards as chosen by their panel of judges. The judges for the 2011 Awards are Michael Allred, Brandon Graham, Laura Hudson, Michael Ring, and Jason Leivian.

There’s a Reader’s Choice category where voters are asked to list up to three of their favorite comics from April 2010 to April 2011. Any graphic novel, trade paper back collection, single issue or ongoing series, small press or online – whatever title has the most votes as determined by the readers will win this special prize. You can vote for this year’s awards here.

If you plan on attending this year, tickets are available now through TicketsWest Online and at participating TicketsWest retailers.

Here is the list of the nominees:

Best Artist

Best Writer

Best Cartoonist

Best Letterer

Best Colorist

Best Publication Design

Best Anthology

Best Small Press

  • I Want You #2 by Lisa Hanawalt
  • Green Monk by Brandon Dayton
  • The Whale by Aidan Koch
  • Flesh and Bone by Julia Gfrörer
  • Layered Jacket by Corey Lewis

Best New Talent

Entertainment Earth

Comic Book Critic