Friday, April 22, 2016
Humanoids Announces 2016 Eisner Award Nomination for Carita Lupattelli
Carita Lupattelli receives Eisner Nomination
With her first foray into graphic novels, Carita Lupattelli has been nominated in the category of Best Painter in the 2016 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards.
Los Angeles, CA - Italian artist Carita Lupattelli is one of the record 49 women nominated in the 2016 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, Carita was nominated in the category of "Best Painter/Multimedia Artist" for "Izuna" (Humanoids). An accomplished cover artist and illustrator for traditional novels in her home country of Italy, this is Lupattelli’s first work in graphic novels and the first time her work has been available to an English speaking audience.
Izuna (ISBN: 978-1-59465-125-0), written by Saverio Tenuta & Bruno Letizia and drawn by Ms. Lupattelli, is the second series set in the mystical Japanese world originally created by Saverio Tenuta in the global bestselling Legend of the Scarlet Blades (ISBN: 978-1-59465-110-6). Another Izuna book is planned for release in early 2018, as is another spin-off series set in the same universe. Both Legend of the Scarlet Blades and Izuna are available for purchase at comic book stores, book stores and at www.humanoids.com.
Voting for the 2016 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards is open now through June 17, 2016 to all professionals in the comic book industry. The ballot is available at www.eisnervote.com. The results of the voting will be announced in a gala awards ceremony on the evening of Friday, July 22, 2016 at Comic-Con International.
HUMANOIDS released its first graphic novels over 40 years ago in Paris, France, and has published thousands of titles since, including international bestsellers and iconic series such as The Incal and Barbarella. Based in Hollywood, California, with branches in Paris, London, and Tokyo, Humanoids is currently developing multiple film adaptations of its books, including Bouncer, Metal, I Am Legion, and The Z Word (aka The Zombies That Ate The World).