The nominees for the Eisners have been announced. You can go here for the full list of nominees in the 29 categories, but these are the highlights:
Fantagraphics leads the way with 24 nominations.
Three titles got 5 nominations each: Chris Ware’s buzz-favorite Building Stories for Best Graphic Album–New, Best Writer/artist, Best Coloring, Best Lettering, and Best Publication Design; Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’s Fatale and Matt Fraction and David Aja’s Hawkeye both were nominated for Best Continuing Series, Best New Series, Best Writer, Best Penciller/Inker, and Best Cover Artist. (Fatale also shares the coloring nomination for Dave Stewart.)
Right behind them with 4 nominations: BOOM!/kaboom’s Adventure Time (Best New Series, Best Publication for Kids, Best Publication for Kids, and Best Humor Publication); Monkeybrain’s online comic Bandette by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover (Best New Series, Best Penciller/Inker, Best Coloring, Best Digital Comic), and Carol Tyler’s memoir You’ll Never Know, Book 3: A Soldier’s Heart (Best Graphic Album–New, Best Reality-Based Work, Best Writer/artist, Best Lettering; published by Fantagraphics).
And with 3 nominations: Charles Burns’s The Hive(Best Graphic Album–New, Best Writer/artist, Best Coloring; published by Pantheon) and Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’s Saga (Best Continuing Series, Best New Series, Best Writer). Thirteen titles have 2 nominations, and the remaining nominations are spread among dozens of books and comics in 29 categories.
Voting for the awards is held online; the ballot will be available "soon" at eisnervote.com. All professionals in the comic book industry are eligible to vote.
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