Eisner Nominations Are In, and We Got Six!!!

The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are considered the “Oscars” of the comic book industry. They are handed out each year in a gala ceremony at Comic-Con International: San Diego, the largest and oldest comics convention in the United States.

The Eisner Awards are named for renowned cartoonist Will Eisner (creator of “The Spirit” and several award-winning graphic novels), who, until his death in 2005, always attended the ceremony to personally congratulate the winners. The Awards are given out in more than two dozen categories covering the best publications and creators of the previous year (such as Best Short Story, Best Graphic Album, Best Writer, and so on).

The finalists on the ballot are selected by a blue-ribbon committee that considers thousands of entries submitted by publishers and creators. The nominees are then voted on by all parts of the comic book industry: writers, artists, and other creators; publishers; editors; and retailers and distributors.

Yesterday, the nominees for the 2012 Awards were announced and we are extremely proud to have been rewarded with several nominations.

Best Humor Publication
Kinky & Cosy, by Nix (NBM)

Best Graphic Album – New
Bubbles & Gondola, by Renaud Dillies (NBM)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material
Bubbles & Gondola, by Renaud Dillies (NBM)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material – Asia
Stargazing Dog, by Takashi Murakami (NBM)

Best Writer/Artist
Rick Geary, The Lives of Sacco and Vanzetti (NBM)

Best Publication Design
Kinky & Cosy, designed by Nix (NBM)

Congratulations to all nominees (especially ours) and remember all of these titles are currently available on our site, from your favorite comic store, book store and e-tailers.

 

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About the Author

Stefan Blitz
NBM publicist Stefan Blitz graduated Temple University with a degree in Communications, specifically studying media and English. While in Philadelphia, he served as the College Representative for Warner Bros. Pictures. He has also been the Associate Editor of Comicology Magazine; a writer/assistant editor for an educational dot com start-up; a retail manager on several different occasions; and dressed as a colonial person at the Liberty Bell. Since 2004, Blitz has been professionally active online, first blogging and then organizing and running several different webzines. He is the editor-in-chief of the pop culture site, Forces of Geek. He has two dogs named Harry and Sophie and likes falafel.

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