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Troy Little nominated for international comic book awards

An Island artist has been nominated for two international awards for his graphic novel adaptation of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

P.E.I. artist gets nods for graphic adaptation of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

P.E.I. artist Troy Little is nominated for a Harvey Award and an Eisner Award for his graphic adaptation of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. (Pat Martel/CBC)

An Island artist has been nominated for two international awards he calls "the Oscars of comic books."

Troy Little's graphic novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was nominated for a Harvey Award. This comes two months after it was nominated for an Eisner Award.

"Both the Harvey and Eisner are real pinnacles, it's kind of the Oscars of comic books," he said. "Just even having your name nominated to me is kind of mind blowing."

Just even having your name nominated to me is kind of mind blowing.- Troy Little

In two weeks, Little will head to Comic-Con in San Diego, where the Eisner winners will be announced. The Harvey winners will be announced Sept. 2 to 4 at Baltimore Comic-Con.

Little has been to four comic conventions in the past. This is his third Eisner nomination.

"Comic-Con's great," he said. "It's an overwhelming experience."

Some of the artwork from Troy Little's version of Fear and Loathing. (Troy Little/Facebook)

Hunter S. Thompson novel

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a graphic adaptation of the novel written by Hunter S. Thompson in 1971.

For the Harvey, Little is nominated in the Best Graphic Album Original category. For the Eisner, he is nominated in the Best Lettering category.

"It's just something you're really proud of to say that you're in that calibre of talent of people making some some of the best comics and graphic novels out there," he said.

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