For anyone in the comics industry the Eisner Awards have to be on par with the OSCARS.Â Last night at the San Diego Comic Con, the 2009 winners were announced.Â Congratulations go out to all the winners.Â As you walk the show floor today, hold your head up high.
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With no local comic book shop in the immediate area (I have to drive at least three hours to find one that is half way decent), I’m always pleased to see that there are stores out there that are doing everything they can and more to bring customers in.Â The Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award nominees have been announced, and it looks like a great list.
Press Release SAN DIEGO â€“ The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2009 slate of nominees is filled with many newcomers to the ballot, from Canadian cousins Mariko and Jillian Tamaki (writer and artist of the teen angst graphic novel Skim, published by Groundwood Books) to French biographer Emmanuel Guibert (Alanâ€™s War, published by First Second) to graphic novelist Nate Powell (Swallow Me Whole, published by Top Shelf). Both Skim (Best Publication for Teens/Tweens, Graphic Albumâ€“New, Writer, Penciller/Inker) and Alanâ€™s War (Graphic Album-New, Reality-Based Work, U.S. Edition of International Material, Writer/Artist) garnered 4 nominations. Also on the ballot in 4 spots…
One of these days I would really love for this little site to win an Eisner Award – that would be a most awesome achievement.Â Until that day, congrats to Newsarama for winning the award in the Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism, and congrats to everyone else who picked up one of these coveted awards last night.
The nomination list for the 2008 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards represents the most diverse slate of titles and creators in the 20-year history of the awards (considered the “Oscars” of the comic book industry). The nominees range from literary Japanese graphic novels to comics based on popular TV series, from massive hardcover collections of classic comic strips and comic books to cutting-edge anthologies, from goofy humor titles to works about the Soviet space program, a Chinese vaudeville magician, and the Negro Leagues. In fact, the nominations are so varied that it is difficult to summarize any trends.
The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards have announced the 2008 Hall of Fame Nominees: Matt Baker John Broome Reed Crandall Rudolph Dirks Arnold Drake George Evans Creig Flessel Graham Ingels Mort Meskin Tarpe Mills Gilbert Shelton George Tuska Mort Weisinger Len Wein Barry Windsor-Smith Congratulations to everyone who has been nominated.Â Voting is open until April 18, with the winner announced at the 2008 San Diego Comic Con International.
Last night at the San Diego Comic-Con the 2007 Eisner Awards were announced. DC picked up 14 awards during the night including Best Short Story, Best Single Issue, Best Limited Series, and Best Anthology. Congratulations go out to all the winners from Major Spoilers. Take the jump to see the complete list. Best Short Story “A Frog’s Eye View,” by Bill Willingham and James Jean, in Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall (Vertigo/DC) Best Single Issue (or One-Shot) Batman/The Spirit #1: “Crime Convention,” by Jeph Loeb and Darwyn Cooke (DC) Best Continuing Series All Star Superman, by Grant Morrison and Frank…
Nominations for the 2007 Eisner Awards have been announced. Major Spoilers wishes to congratulate everyone up for the award. You’re all winners in our book! Best Short Story “The Black Knight Glorps Again,” by Don Rosa, in Uncle Scrooge #354 (Gemstone) “Felix,” by Gabrielle Bell, in Drawn & Quarterly Showcase 4 (Drawn & Quarterly) “A Frog’s Eye View,” by Bill Willingham and James Jean, in Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall (Vertigo/DC) “Old Oak Trees,” by Tony Cliff, in Flight 3 (Ballantine) “Stan Lee Meets Spider-Man,” by Stan Lee, Oliver Coipel, and Mark Morales, in Stan Lee Meets Spider-Man (Marvel) “Willie:…
The 2006 Eisner Awards were presented to the winners during the Friday night festivities at the San Diego Comic Convention. Major Spoilers wishes to congratulate the winners. Best Short Story “Teenage Sidekick,” by Paul Pope, in Solo #3 (DC) Best Single Issue (or One-Shot) Solo #5, by Darwyn Cooke (DC) Best Serialized Story Fables #36-38, 40-41: “Return to the Homelands,” by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, and Steve Leialoha (Vertigo/DC) Best Continuing Series Astonishing X-Men, by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday (Marvel)