2021 Eisner Awards Nominations Announced
Nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards in the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con have been announced. Established in 1988, the awards are the comic industry's equivalent of the Academy Awards. Named in honor of pioneering writer and artist Will Eisner, the awards recognize creative achievement in American comics in 32 categories.
Image and Fantagraphics received the most nominations: Image with 17 (plus 11 shared) and Fantagraphics with 19. In the webcomic category, six nominees have been announced as follows:
- BFF, by Clément C. Fabre, Joseph Saffiedine, and Thomas Cadène, translation by Emma Wilson, https://www.webtoonfactory.com/en/webtoons/114-bff-saison-1/
- Crisis Zone, by Simon Hanselmann, https://www.instagram.com/simon.hanselmann/
- DPS! Only, by Vel, https://tapas.io/series/dpsonly/info
- Isle of Elsi, by Alec Longstreth, https://www.isleofelsi.com/comics/ioe4/page-208/
- The Kiss Bet, by Ingrid Ochoa, https://www.webtoons.com/en/romance/the-kiss-bet/ep-1-the-kiss-bet/viewer?title_no=1617&episode_no=1
- The Middle Age, by Steve Conley, middleagecomic.com
Winners will be announced in July in a virtual ceremony as part of Comic-Con@Home.
More details on the nominees can be found here.