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2018 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards
« on: December 12, 2017, 11:21:23 AM »
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Judges Named for 2018 Eisner Awards Six Comics Experts Make Up Nominating Committee

Comic-Con International is proud to announce that the judging panel has been named for the 2018 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. This blue-ribbon committee will select the nominations to appear on the Eisner Awards ballot. This year's judges are:

Candice Mack
Candice Mack is the manager of systemwide Young Adult Services at the Los Angeles Public Library, where she helps coordinate teen programs and collections at the third largest library system in the United States. She was the president of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) in 2015-2016 and served as the chair of YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens Committee (the fifth chair since the committee's inception and the first chair of Asian American descent) in 2010-2011.  She has reviewed graphic novels and young adult literature for the American Library Association's Booklist journal since 2011. More recently, Candice has worked with San Diego Comic-Con and San Diego Public Library to help moderate, present at, and organize panels for the Comic Conference for Educators and Librarians.

Graeme McMillan
Graeme McMillan writes about comic books and pop culture for The Hollywood Reporter, Wired, and Playboy. His work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Time, io9, Comics Alliance, CBR.com, and Newsarama, among other outlets, and he's half of the comic book podcast Wait, What? After graduating from Grays School of Art in Aberdeen, Scotland, with an MA in art & design, he worked as a teacher, graphic designer, and call center manager before finding his niche in journalism.

Tate Ottati
In 1993, Tate Ottati opened his first comics store in Lauderhill, Florida, at the tender age of 17. Today Tate and his family operate an over 10,000-square-foot comic shop, a separate 2,000-square-foot tabletop gaming shop, an art gallery + boutique, and a second smaller comic shop 45 minutes north of the main location. Hosting multiple annual events every year and offering a hugely diverse selection of products has made his business something special to the community and brought him the 2009 Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award.

Nhora Serrano
Nhora Lucía Serrano is a visiting assistant professor of Comparative Literature at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY. Originally from Colombia, she has always been passionate about the interplay between image and word in newspaper strips, editorial cartoons, and the book arts in the Anglophone world and Latin America. Serrano is treasurer of the Comics Studies Society and serves on the MLA Executive Forum on Comics and Graphic Narratives. Serrano is also the recent recipient of a Special Collections fellowship at Hamilton, where she is studying the George Cruikshank collection as well as Gus Arriola’s Gordo. An author of several visual studies articles and encyclopedia entries, Serrano’s edited anthology Immigrants and Comics: Graphic Spaces of Remembrance, Transaction, and Mimesis (Routledge) will be published in 2018.

Alexander Simmons
Alex Simmons is an award-winning freelance writer, comic book creator, and playwright, as well as an international teaching artist, guest speaker, and educational consultant. He’s written Batman, Scooby Doo, Archie, Tarzan, and more, as well as his own original series, Blackjack. For years Simmons has taught writing and arts education master classes and workshops to students, children, and educators in the US, Europe, West Indies, and Africa.

William F. Wilson
Bill Wilson’s first Comic-Con was 1971. After being an attendee for many years, he became a member of the Cartoon/Fantasy Organization, which showed Japanese animation to enthralled audiences at the 1980 Comic-Con. He eventually became president of the Los Angeles chapter. In 1985 and 1986 Bill put together evening anime programs at the Con, and he worked with Japanese businesses to sell at Comic-Con and introduced American distributors to the imports. In 1985, he was chair of the second Comic Book Expo, Comic-Con’s industry trade show. After that he worked in the Registration department for several years, and In 1991 he organized one of the first LGBT events held during Comic-Con. For the last few years he has been in charge of the Eisner Awards nominee display in the Art Show.


The judges will meet in San Diego in April to select the nominees that will be placed on the Eisner Awards ballot. The nominees will then be voted on by professionals in the comic book industry, and the results will be announced in a gala awards ceremony on Friday, July 20 at Comic-Con in San Diego. Guidelines for submitting material for the judges will be announced on the Comic-Con website in early January. The deadline for submitting nominations is March 16. The Eisner Awards are presented under the auspices of Comic-Con International, San Diego, a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of and appreciation for comics and related popular artforms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contributions of comics to art and culture.
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Re: 2018 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2018, 10:01:02 AM »
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Calling all publishers! The 2018 Will Eisner Comics Industry Awards is now accepting submissions for all categories! Check out the link below for more information! #SDCC2018 #SDCC #Eisners2018
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Re: 2018 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2018, 07:20:53 PM »
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Judges Select Kalish, Ormes for Eisner Hall of Fame
Voters Will Select 4 More Inductees

Comic-Con International, the largest comic book and popular arts event of its kind in the world, has announced that the Eisner Awards judges have selected two individuals to automatically be inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame for 2018. These inductees are Carol Kalish (pioneering direct sales manager for Marvel Comics), and Jackie Ormes (first black female newspaper cartoonist, for the strip Dixie in Harlem featuring the character Torchy Brown).

The judges have also chosen 16 nominees from which voters will select 4 to be inducted in the Hall of Fame this summer. These nominees are Charles Addams, Jim Aparo, Gus Arriola, Karen Berger, Howard Cruse, Carlos Ezquerra, Dave Gibbons, Paul Levitz, Tarpé Mills, Francoise Mouly, Thomas Nast, Lily Renée Peter Phillips, Posy Simmonds, Rumiko Takahashi, John Wagner, and S. Clay Wilson.

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Re: 2018 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2018, 09:58:30 AM »
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If you’re like us, Wednesday is your favorite day of the week! It’s “New Comics Day,” the day all the new comics come out across this great land of ours (and around the world, too), and while it’s not an official holiday, we’re certainly up for making it one! If you take part in this weekly journey to comic book heaven, you probably have a favorite store you visit. If so, consider nominating that store for the comic industry’s most prestigious retail award: The Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award!

Each year Comic-Con International honors retailers from around the globe with this award, named after the visionary creator of The Spirit. When Will approached Comic-Con about initiating the award in the early 1990s, he wanted to do so as a way to acknowledge the important role that comics retailers play in the industry, nurturing the relationship between creators and their readers. The comic book retailer provides that vital link in getting the work from the creators and publishers to the public. Will recognized the importance of that link, and Comic-Con continues to recognize it over 20 years after Will’s original idea. In fact, 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the Spirit Award!

The Award is given out yearly to retailers who have done an outstanding job of supporting the comic art medium both in the industry at large and in their local community. Comics fans around the world have the opportunity to nominate their favorite stores here on the Comic-Con International website. The 2018 Award will be given out as part of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards on Friday evening, July 20, 2018 at Comic-Con.

You can nominate your favorite store! Click here to read the nomination guidelines and to access our online nomination form or download our nomination PDF. The deadline for nominations is April 6, 2018, so hurry and get your favorite store nominated now!
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Re: 2018 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 12:45:23 AM »
I would like to know what comic award will be. I want to know a lot.
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Re: 2018 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2018, 11:08:44 AM »
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IT’S FINALLY HERE AND WE COULDN’T BE MORE EXCITED! Feast your eyes on the 2018 #Eisner nominees! A huge thank you to our incredible judges and everyone that sent in submissions!

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Re: 2018 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2018, 11:14:51 AM »
I am always surprised how many of the nominees I had never heard of. (Which is a good thing, more books to check out.) And hey, multiple nominations for a Flintstones series? Nice :)

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Re: 2018 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards
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It’s time for another #EisnerAwards announcement! Nominations for this year’s Russ Manning Award are now open, follow the link for rules and deadline information! #SDCC #SDCC2018
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Nominations Open for Russ Manning Newcomer Award
Submissions Deadline is May 25

Comic-Con International has announced that submissions are now being accepted for the 36th annual Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award. The award will be presented on July 20 during the Eisner Awards Ceremony at Comic-Con in San Diego.

Started in 1982 in conjunction with the West Coast Comics Club (which no longer exists), this award honors a comics artist who, early in his or her career, shows a superior knowledge and ability in the art of creating comics. The deadline for all submissions is May 25.

To qualify for the award:

1. The artist must be a newcomer to the comic field, with no professional work published prior to January 2016. Exceptions to this rule are:

A. Work done as an unaccredited assistant to another artist
B. Fan publications
C. Any nonprofessional work done on the Internet
D. Small press with a print run of 500 or less
E. A one-shot in a new talent anthology comic

2. The artist’s work must have been published prior to submission.

3. A sample of the artist’s work must be included.

4. A sample of the artist’s pencil work should be submitted if it was inked by another artist.

5. If multiple names are credited to the work, what the artist contributed must be made clear.

6. If selected as a nominee, the artist (or publisher) should be prepared to provide 25 copies of the work to be sent to the judges.

7. Those who entered last year may enter again this year if they still meet the criteria.

All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of representatives from Comic-Con and the comics community, who will select the five finalists. The winner will be then selected by a blue ribbon panel of comics professionals, including prior Russ Manning winners and Russ Manning’s former assistants.

Submissions should include a submissions form (click here to download one) and be sent to:

Russ Manning Award
Comic-Con International
PO Box 128458
San Diego, CA
92112-8458

(Note: For those using a shipping service other than the USPS, please inquire about the street address to send packages to.)
"[He] was to tell that story once, to one person only, and much later in his life." - Fred Saberhagen