|EISNER AWARD NOMINEE |
(Writer/Artist - Angora Napkin; Chiaroscuro)
|Troy Little is a Canadian comic book writer-artist, also working as an animator. He’s best know for the Eisner nominated Angora Napkin and his Xeric winning Chiaroscuro graphic novels.|
Troy was born in Prince Edward Island, Canada in 1973. He graduated from the Interpretive Illustration program of Sheridan College in 1994 and has since been working as an animator and graphic novelist in Ottawa, Ontario and PEI. He’s the father of twin girls, Alicen and Hayden.
In September 2000, he started work on his self-published black & white comic series Chiaroscuro with which he was awarded in 2001 a Xeric Grant. The comic was published bi-monthly and ran for seven issues ending prematurely in 2003. Little continued to draw the missing issues #8-10 to conclude the first volume. In 2005, he was awarded a P.E.I. Council of the Arts Grants to enable him to continue work on the series. In late 2005, he had completed his first storyline as the graphic novel Chiaroscuro: Patchwork Book 1, and started sending out a 100-copy POD run to publishers.
In 2007, this first volume of Chiaroscuro received an excellent review by independent comics legend Dave Sim (creator of Cerebus) written on his Blog & Mail. This review brought the book to the attention of Ted Adams, President of IDW Publishing in San Diego. IDW published a hardcover edition of the graphic novel in October 2007, and its trade paperback edition in October 2008.
In January 2009, Troy Little released Angora Napkin (co-created by Nick Cross), a standalone graphic novel from IDW Publishing, which was nominated for an Eisner Award in the category Best Publication For Teens in 2010. Angora Napkin was also selected and developed into an animated pilot for Teletoon’s The Detour Pilot Project, which was broadcast Halloween, 2010.
Troy is currently working on a second Angora Napkin book that will be serialized online in 2011 from IDW Publishing as well as book 2 of his Chiaroscuro trilogy.