THE EISNERS ANNOUNCE 18 NOMINATIONS FOR IMAGE COMICS
In celebration, digital editions of all nominated titles will be on sale for a limited time
Comic-Con International announced the nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2016 this morning. Fourteen nominations were for books published by Image Comics, and an additional four nominations were shared with other publishers, bringing the total nominations for Image Comics to eighteen. In celebration, digital editions of all nominated titles are on sale at Comixology and ImageComics.com.
FULL LIST OF IMAGE COMICS EISNER 2016 NOMINATIONS
Best Continuing Series:
INVINCIBLE by Robert Kirkman, Ryan Ottley, and Cliff Rathburn (Image/Skybound)
SOUTHERN BASTARDS by Jason Aaron and Jason Latour
Best Limited Series:
CHRONONAUTS by Mike Millar and Sean Murphy
THE FADE OUT by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
MINIMUM WAGE: SO MANY BAD DECISIONS by Bob Fingerman
Best New Series:
BITCH PLANET by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro
MONSTRESS by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
PAPER GIRLS by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang
Best Humor Publication:
SEXCASTLE by Kyle Starks
Ed Brubaker, THE FADE OUT, VELVET, CRIMINAL MAGAZINE
Marjorie Liu, MONSTRESS
Jason Aaron, SOUTHERN BASTARDS (shared nomination)
Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team:
Cliff Chiang, PAPER GIRLS
Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art):
Dustin Nguyen, DESCENDER
Best Cover Artist:
Rafael Albuquerque, HUCK (shared nomination)
Elizabeth Breitweiser, THE FADE OUT, CRIMINAL MAGAZINE, OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA, VELVET
John Rauch, THE BEAUTY (shared nomination)
Jordie Bellaire, PRETTY DEADLY, THEY’RE NOT LIKE US, THE SURFACE, INJECTION, THE AUTUMNLANDS, PLUTONA, ZERO (shared nomination)
In celebration, Image Comics is offering a sale on digital comics for Eisner-nominated series, available on Comixology and ImageComics.com, now through April 25th.
Voting for the awards will be open soon at www.eisnervote.com. All professionals in the comic book industry are eligible to vote. The 2016 Eisner Awards will be presented at a gala awards ceremony to be held on Friday, July 22, 2016 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel.
ABOUT THE EISNER AWARDS:
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.
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.