February 2011 Archives

Eisner Awards 2011 Hall of Fame inductees announced

Comic-Con International (Comic-Con), the largest comic book and popular arts event in the United States, announced today that the Eisner Awards judges have selected four individuals to automatically be inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame this summer. These inductees are Ernie Bushmiller, cartoonist on the Nancy newspaper strip for nearly 50 years; Jack Jackson (Jaxon), pioneer underground cartoonist (co-founder of Ripoff Press) and graphic novelist (Commanche Moon); Marty Nodell, Golden Age artist best known as the co-creator of Green Lantern; and Lynd Ward, woodcut artist hailed as a pioneer of the graphic novel (God's Man).

The judges have also chosen 14 nominees from which voters will select 4 to be inducted in the Hall of Fame for 2011. These nominees are Bill Blackbeard, Chris Claremont, Kim Deitch, Rudolph Dirks, Mort Drucker, Jenette Kahn, George McManus, Dennis O'Neill, Harvey Pekar, Cliff Sterrett, Roy Thomas, Rodolphe Töpffer, George Tuska, and Marv Wolfman.

Online voting is now open.

Visit the Eisner Awards website for more information.

2012 Eisner Awards

Comic-Con International San Diego
Friday, July 13

The 24th annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards will be held in the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. The Eisner Awards, considered the "Oscars" of the comic book industry, will be given out in 28 categories, for works published in 2011.

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