Friday, 19 April 2013

Eisner Award Nominations 2013

If you're fishing for a comic or graphic novel to buy this weekend then you may be interested to cast an eye over the Eisner Award nominations announced recently. As ever, there's a nice spread across the park with Matt Fraction and David Aja's Hawkeye (Marvel) and Chris Ware's Building Stories (Jonathan Cape) both picking up 5 nominations, while Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' Fatale (Image) has amassed 6 nominations and Fantagraphics is the publisher best represented. The full list can be found on several comic newsites including ComicsBeat (see here). Here's a selection of some of the categories:

Best Continuing Series
Fatale by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Image)
Hawkeye by Matt Fraction and David Aja (Marvel)
The Manhattan Projects by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Pitarra (Image)
Prophet by Brandon Graham and Simon Roy (Image)
Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image)

Best New Series
Adventure Time by Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb (kaboom!)
Bandette by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover (Monkeybrain)
Fatale by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Image)
Hawkeye by Matt Fraction and David Aja (Marvel)
Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image)

Best Anthology
Dark Horse Presents edited by Mike Richardson (Dark Horse)
No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics edited by Justin Hall (Fantagraphics)
Nobrow #7: Brave New World edited by Alex Spiro and Sam Arthur (Nobrow)
2000 AD edited by Matt Smith (Rebellion)
Where Is Dead Zero? edited by Jeff Ranjo (Where Is Dead Zero?)

Best Graphic Album—New
Building Stories by Chris Ware (Pantheon)
Goliath by Tom Gauld (Drawn & Quarterly)
The Hive by Charles Burns (Pantheon)
Unterzakhn by Leela Corman (Schocken)
You’ll Never Know, Book 3: A Soldier’s Heart by C. Tyler (Fantagraphics)

Best Adaptation from Another Medium
Chico and Rita by Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal (Self Made Hero)
Homer’s Odyssey adapted by Seymour Chwast (Bloomsbury)
Richard Stark’s Parker: The Score adapted by Darwyn Cooke (IDW)
Road to Oz by L. Frank Baum, adapted by Eric Shanower and Skottie Young (Marvel)
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle, adapted by Hope Larson (FSG)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material
Abelard by RĂ©gis Hautiere and Renaud Dillies (NBM)
Athos in America by Jason (Fantagraphics)
Blacksad: Silent Hell by Juan Diaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido (Dark Horse)
The Making of by Brecht Evens (Drawn & Quarterly)
Monsieur Jean: The Singles Theory by Philippe Dupuy and Charles Berberian (Humanoids)
New York Mon Amour by Benjamin LeGrand, Dominique Grange, and Jacques Tardi (Fantagraphics)

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