The Silver Ledger Award held in a handEveryone at Comics Experience congratulates our own Paul Allor, Louie Joyce, and Gannon Beck! The creative team received the Silver Ledger Award for their comic Past the Last Mountain. The awards honor “excellence in Australian comics and publishing.” Artist Louie Joyce accepted the award for Past the Last Mountain‘s creative team at a ceremony in Sydney, Australia on Friday, June 16.

Past the Last Mountain is a tale about a faun, a young troll, and a dragon on the run from the government. The trio learn about themselves and each other as they search for a place to live in peace.

Louie Joyce accepting the Silver Ledger Award

Louie Joyce accepts the Silver Ledger Award

Paul and Louie responded to receiving the award:

This is an incredible honor, and one that would not have been possible without the steadfast support of Comics Experience. We’re also so thankful to layout artist Gannon Beck, to all the amazing artists and colorists we worked with on this project, and of course to the judges of the Ledger Awards. Past the Last Mountain was a project years in the making, and it means so much to us to see it recognized by our peers and the Australian comics community.

Comics Experience brought Past the Last Mountain to readers as part of our publishing program. The published titles represent the best work of some of our workshop members and students . Paul Allor, who began as a workshop member, is now also Content and Operations manager at Comics Experience.

The Ledger Award

The Ledger Award

Founder Andy Schmidt congratulated the team on their win. “We have high expectations for every project we publish. We’ve been fortunate that projects like Past the Last Mountain continue to exceed those expectations and get recognized by outside groups,” he said. “Comics Experience congratulates Paul, Louie, and Gannon on this award and hopes for continued success for them.”Cover of Past the Last Mountain #1

All four issues of Past the Last Mountain are available at comiXology. You can also read an interview with Paul Allor about the series here.


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Posted by Jennifer de Guzman
jennifer@ComicsExperience.com