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Image Comics Garners 14 2015 Eisner Nominations

Posted on April 23, 2015 at 12:00 pm by Tyler Waterman

EISNERS ANNOUNCE 14 NOMINATIONS FOR IMAGE COMICS
In celebration, digital editions of all nominated titles are on sale for a limited time

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Comic-Con International announced the nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2015 this morning. Seven nominations were for books published by Image Comics, and an additional seven nominations were shared with other publishers, bringing the total nominations for Image Comics to 14. In celebration of the industry’s support of creator-owned comics, digital editions of all nominated titles are on sale at ComiXology, Google Play, and iBooks.

FULL LIST OF IMAGE COMICS EISNER 2015 NOMINATIONS:

Best Single Issue (One-Shot):

MADMAN IN YOUR FACE 3D SPECIAL by Mike Allred

Best Continuing Series:

SAGA by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
SOUTHERN BASTARDS by Jason Aaron & Jason Latour
THE WALKING DEAD by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, & Stefano Gaudiano (Image/Skybound)

Best New Series:

THE FADE OUT by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips
THE WICKED + THE DIVINE by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie

Best Writer:

Jason Aaron, SOUTHERN BASTARDS (shared nomination)
Kelly Sue DeConnick, PRETTY DEADLY (shared nomination)
Brian K. Vaughan, SAGA (shared nomination)

Best Penciller/Inker:

Mike Allred, MADMAN IN YOUR FACE 3D SPECIAL (shared nomination)
Fiona Staples, SAGA

Best Cover Artist:

Jamie McKelvie/Matthew Wilson, THE WICKED + THE DIVINE (shared nomination)

Best Coloring:

Laura Allred, MADMAN IN YOUR FACE 3D SPECIAL (shared nomination)
Matthew Wilson, THE WICKED + THE DIVINE (shared nomination)

“I could not be more proud of all the phenomenally brilliant men and women currently working with us right now, and seeing so many of them nominated for these awards is always extremely gratifying,” said Eric Stephenson, publisher at Image Comics. “Few things make me happier than watching all these incredible people follow their dreams by turning exciting ideas into amazing comics, and I think our strong showing on this year’s Eisner ballot only further emphasizes the importance and vitality of creator-owned comics.”

In celebration of the nominated series, Image Comics is running a sale on all the digital editions of the following nominated titles—available on ComiXology, Google Play, and Apple iBooks—through April 26, 2015: THE WALKING DEAD, THE FADE OUT, THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, SOUTHERN BASTARDS, PRETTY DEADLY, SAGA, and MADMAN IN YOUR FACE 3D SPECIAL.

Voting for the awards will be open soon at www.eisnervote.com. All professionals in the comic book industry are eligible to vote. The results of the voting will be announced in a gala awards ceremony on the evening of Friday, July 10 at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

ABOUT THE EISNER AWARDS:

Named for acclaimed comics creator the Will Eisner, the awards are celebrating their 26th year of highlighting the best publications and creators in comics and graphic novels.

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 publishescomics 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.

Source: Image Comics press release

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