Thursday, April 21, 2016

Dark Horse Comics Announces 12 Eisner Award Nominations

Dark Horse Comics 2016 Eisner Nominees Announced

MILWAUKIE, OR— The nominations are in for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2016!

Dark Horse Comics has 12 nominations (6 shared) in 9 categories.

The nominees, chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of judges, reflect the wide range of material being published in comics and graphic novels.

Named for acclaimed comics creator Will Eisner, the awards are in their twenty-eigth year of highlighting the best publications and creators in comics and graphic novels.


Best Limited Series:

    Lady Killer, by Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich

Best New Series:

    Harrow County, by Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook

Best Graphic Album-New:

    Nanjing: The Burning City, by Ethan Young

Best Adaptation from Another Medium:

    Two Brothers, by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá

Best Archival Collection/Project-Comic Books:

    P. Craig Russell’s Murder Mystery and Other Stories Gallery Edition, edited by Daniel Chabon

Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team:

    Joëlle Jones, Lady Killer

Best Cover Artist:

    Rafael Albuquerque, Ei8ht
    Joëlle Jones, Lady Killer

Best Coloring:

    Laura Allred, Lady Killer
    Jordie Bellaire, The Massive
    Dave Stewart, Abe Sapien, BPRD Hell on Earth, Fight Club 2, Frankenstein Underground, Hellboy in Hell, Hellboy and the BPRD

Best Lettering:

    Steve Dutro, Blood-C, Midnight Society, Plants vs Zombies

Congratulations to all the Eisner nominees for 2016.

Voting for the awards is held online. All professionals in the comic book industry are eligible to vote. The ballot will be available at The results in all categories will be announced in a gala awards ceremony on the evening of Friday, July 22, at Comic-Con International.

About Dark Horse
For 30 years, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, the company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, X and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga and products based on popular properties includes Dragon Age, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Tomb Raider, Halo, The Witcher, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.


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