The 2016 Eisner Award nominations recognized IDW Publishing and its imprints, Top Shelf, The Library of American Comics, and Yoe! Books with a combined ten nods (nine nominations and one shared nomination) this year, with books being represented in multiple categories including Best Publication for Teens, Best Reality-Based Work, Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips, and more. Congressman John Lewis’ gripping first hand account of the Civil Rights movement, March: Book Two, and Jennifer Hayden’s intimate story about her own personal experience with breast cancer, The Story of My Tits are among the acclaimed titles represented in this year’s nominees. The prestigious award ceremony, held annually at San Diego Comic-Con International, honors exemplary work from the past year in comics.
“We’re very proud of the literary achievements of March, The Story of My Tits, and Troy Little‘s adaptation of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and grateful to the Eisners for the five nominations this year,” said Top Shelf Productions Editor-in-Chief Chris Staros. “This will go a long way in helping spread their educational and life-affirming messages to an even larger audience.”
“We at the Library of American Comics want to express our thanks to the Eisner Award nominating committee for recognizing our efforts in KING OF THE COMICS andBEYOND MARS by giving us three nominations this year! It never gets old!” said The Library of American Comics Creative Director Dean Mullaney.
“Of course I’m very excited about this nomination for Walt Kelly’s Fairy Tales, but I know that it’s Pogo’s papa, the brilliant Walt Kelly, who is ultimately getting the well deserved nod. I’m quite thrilled about that!” said Yoe! Books editor Craig Yoe.
IDW/Top Shelf’s 2016 Eisner Nominations:
Best Publication for Teens: March: Book Two, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell (Top Shelf/IDW)
Best Reality-Based Work: March: Book Two, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell (Top Shelf/IDW)
The Story of My Tits, by Jennifer Hayden (Top Shelf/IDW)
Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips: Beyond Mars, by Jack Williamson and Lee Elias, edited by Dean Mullaney (IDW/LOAC)
Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books: Walt Kelly’s Fairy Tales, edited by Craig Yoe (IDW)
Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team: Nate Powell, March: Book Two (Top Shelf/IDW)
Best Lettering: Troy Little, Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Top Shelf/IDW)
Best Comics-Related Book: King of the Comics: One Hundred Years of King Features Syndicate, edited by Dean Mullaney (IDW/LOAC)
Best Publication Design: King of the Comics: One Hundred Years of King Features Syndicate, designed by Dean Mullaney (IDW/LOAC)
Best Coloring (shared): Jordie Bellaire, Pretty Deadly, They’re Not Like Us, The Surface, Injection, The Autumnlands, Plutona, Zero (Image); The X-Files (IDW); The Massive (Dark Horse), Vision, Magneto (Marvel)
Voting has begun on the 2016 nominees for the Will Eisner Awards and you can register to vote here.