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Presenting The 2021 Eisner Awards Nominees

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Though the Comic-Con International: San Diego had announced the decision to do their event virtually for the second year in a row based on the still problematic pandemic (discussed HERE), some of the aspects of the convention will still be held and that means the Eisner Awards will be doled out. Some of you know this already but for those who don’t the Eisner Awards are prizes given for creative achievement in American comic books and are coyly thought of as being the industry’s version of the Academy Awards. They are named after the legendary Wil Eisner (The Spirit) and are something that attendees of the SDCC look forward to each and every year. Now without any more lead in here are the 2021 Eisner Awards Nominations.

Best Short Story:
“Garden Boys” by Henry McCausland, in Now #8 (Fantagraphics)
“I Needed the Discounts” by Connor Willumsen, in The New York Times (January 3, 2020)
“Parts of Us,” by Chan Chau, in Elements: Earth, A Comic Anthology by Creators of Color (Ascend Press)
“Rookie,” by Greg Rucka and Eduardo Risso, in Detective Comics #1027 (DC)
“Soft Lead,” by Chan Chau, https://chanchauart.com/comics#/soft-lead/
“When the Menopausal Carnival Comes to Town,” by Mimi Pond, in Menopause: A Comic Treatment (Graphic Medicine/Pennsylvania State University Press)

Best Single Issue:
The Burning Hotels, by Thomas Lampion (Birdcage Bottom Books)
Hedra, by Jesse Lonergan (Image)
The Other History of the DC Universe #1, by John Ridley and Giuseppe Camuncoli (DC)
Sports Is Hell, by Ben Passmore (Koyama Press)
Stanley’s Ghost: A Halloween Adventure, by Jeff Balke, Paul Storrie, and Dave Alvarez (Storm Kids)
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Presenting The 2020 Eisner Awards Winners

Hello my friends and Happy Saturday to you all. As previously mentioned, the San Diego Comic Con went virtual this year and has been delivering a number of awesome things since this past Thursday under the banner “[email protected]” and much like the physical event has been keeping websites such as this one very busy. Despite the inability to host a real in person affair there are still comics to announce, film trailers to reveal and toys to showcase. One of the big events that happens annually during SDCC is the doling out of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards and I am here to help share the winners of the awards that were announced last night. I’ve left the nominees in for good measure and I hope that some of your favorites won in the end. Let’s take a look.

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Best Short Story:
WINNER – “Hot Comb,” by Ebony Flowers, in Hot Comb (Drawn & Quarterly)
“How to Draw a Horse,” by Emma Hunsinger, The New Yorker
“The Menopause,” by Mira Jacob, The Believer
“Who Gets Called an ‘Unfit’ Mother?” by Miriam Libicki, The Nib
“You’re Not Going to Believe What I’m About to Tell You,” by Matthew Inman, The Oatmeal

Best Single Issue/One-Shot:
Coin-Op No. 8: Infatuation, by Peter and Maria Hoey (Coin-Op Books)
The Freak, by Matt Lesniewski (AdHouse)
Minotäar, by Lissa Treiman (Shortbox)
WINNER – Our Favorite Thing Is My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, by Emil Ferris (Fantagraphics)
Sobek, by James Stokoe (Shortbox)
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Presenting The 2020 Eisner Awards Nominees

Hello my friends, so while we are living in a very precarious time for sure based on the continuing issues surrounding the Coronavirus Pandemic, many items that we had on the media table will be happening but just in a different format. For instance, it was a couple of months ago that we helped share the news that the 2020 Comic Con International: San Diego would be cancelled until 2021 and then it was rumored that a number of the happenings for that con would take place in a virtual sense. The report about the cancellation can be found HERE and as I learn more about the home event I will post but now onto a different topic. The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are curated by the SDCC folks and they recently announced the nominees for this years honor. Let’s take a look down below.

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Best Short Story:
“Hot Comb,” by Ebony Flowers, in Hot Comb (Drawn & Quarterly)
“How to Draw a Horse,” by Emma Hunsinger, The New Yorker, https://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/how-to-draw-a-horse
“The Menopause,” by Mira Jacob, The Believer, https://believermag.com/the-menopause/
“Who Gets Called an ‘Unfit’ Mother?” by Miriam Libicki, The Nib, https://thenib.com/who-gets-called-an-unfit-mother/
“You’re Not Going to Believe What I’m About to Tell You,” by Matthew Inman, The Oatmeal, https://theoatmeal.com/comics/believe

Best Single Issue/One-Shot:
Coin-Op No. 8: Infatuation, by Peter and Maria Hoey (Coin-Op Books)
The Freak, by Matt Lesniewski (AdHouse)
Minotäar, by Lissa Treiman (Shortbox)
Our Favorite Thing Is My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, by Emil Ferris (Fantagraphics)
Sobek, by James Stokoe (Shortbox)
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Announcing The Full 2019 Eisner Award Winners

I hope you’ve been enjoying all of the items from this years Comic Con International: San Diego because its been a blast calling all of these things to your attention. This event is one that really finds me pushing the content envelope of our Pop Culture focuses with the occasional other category as its suitable. So a few months ago I lined out the nominees for the vaunted Will Eisner Comic Book Industry Awards and if you missed that just click HERE to review. The winners were announced the other day and I’ve only listed those names and not the ones that they beat out for the honor. Take a look and we can catch up again at the close.

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Best Short Story:
“The Talk of the Saints,” by Tom King and Jason Fabok, in Swamp Thing Winter Special (DC)

Best Single Issue/One-Shot:
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man No. 310, by Chip Zdarsky (Marvel)

Best Continuing Series:
Giant Days, by John Allison, Max Sarin and Julia Madrigal (BOOM! Box)
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The Full 2019 Eisner Award Nominations

The nominees for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards were announced the other day but our heavy slate of to do’s find me only getting to share this with you now. As you might expect, The Eisner Awards are like The Oscars for the comic book industry so let’s take a look at this years picks for the honor.

Best Short Story:
“Get Naked in Barcelona,” by Steven T. Seagle and Emei Olivia Burell, in Get Naked (Image)
“The Ghastlygun Tinies,” by Matt Cohen and Marc Palm, in MAD magazine #4 (DC)
“Here I Am,” by Shaun Tan, in I Feel Machine (SelfMadeHero)
“Life During Interesting Times,” by Mike Dawson (The Nib),
“Supply Chains,” by Peter and Maria Hoey, in Coin-Op #7 (Coin-Op Books)
“The Talk of the Saints,” by Tom King and Jason Fabok, in Swamp Thing Winter Special (DC)

Best Single Issue/One-Shot:
Beneath the Dead Oak Tree, by Emily Carroll (ShortBox)
Black Hammer: Cthu-Louise, by Jeff Lemire and Emi Lenox (Dark Horse)
No Better Words, by Carolyn Nowak (Silver Sprocket)
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #310, by Chip Zdarsky (Marvel)
The Terrible Elisabeth Dumn Against the Devils In Suits, by Arabson, translated by James Robinson (IHQ Studio/ Image)

Best Continuing Series:
Batman, by Tom King et al. (DC)
Black Hammer: Age of Doom, by Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormston, and Rich Tommaso (Dark Horse)
Gasolina, by Sean Mackiewicz and Niko Walter (Skybound/Image)
Giant Days, by John Allison, Max Sarin, and Julaa Madrigal (BOOM! Box)
The Immortal Hulk, by Al Ewing, Joe Bennett, and Ruy José (Marvel)
Runaways, by Rainbow Rowell and Kris Anka (Marvel)
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