EISNER AWARD WINNER
Best Graphic Album: Reprint 1994 Cerebus: Flight by Dave Sim and Gerhard
JOE SHUSTER AWARD WINNER
Outstanding Achievement 2005 Dave Sim and Gerhard for completing Cerebus in 2004.
This 300-issue series, a milestone in comic book publishing, is the longest running creator-owned comic book series.
Gerhard has also received several Best Inker nominations over the years.
For 20 years, Gerhard worked as background artist and environmental designer and cover colorist on the Cerebus graphic novel which has been hailed as, one of the most sprawling pieces of visual fiction ever created. His designs and meticulously crafted drawings served to ground even the most fantastic of events, or drastic of stylistic shifts. Under the pressure of a monthly deadline, he honed his skills using the crosshatching technique which has become his particular style and has gained him acclaim throughout Canada, the U.S. and the UK.
Since completing Cerebus in 2004 Gerhard has been exploring other creative endeavours including commissioned work through his website, GerhardArt.com; contributing to the awesome Winsor McCay tribute book: "Little Nemo, Dream Another Dream"; and illustrating a children's story written by Shelley Byers who will be accompanying him at the show. Most recently, he has been working with Heavy Metal magazine on a Grant Morrison story, “Smile of an Absent Cat.”