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Image Comics Receives 20 Nominations for 2017 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards

EISNERS ANNOUNCE 20 NOMINATIONS FOR IMAGE COMICS
Digital editions of all nominated titles are on sale for a limited time

Comic-Con International announced the nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2017 last week. Seventeen nominations were for books published by Image Comics, and an additional three nominations were shared with other publishers, bringing the total nominations for Image Comics to twenty. In celebration, digital editions of all nominated titles are on sale at Comixology and ImageComics.com.


FULL LIST OF IMAGE COMICS EISNER 2016 NOMINATIONS

Best Short Story:
“Monday,” by W. Maxwell Prince and John Amor (from ONE WEEK IN THE LIBRARY)
“Mostly Saturn,” by Michael DeForge (from ISLAND #8)

Best Single Issue/One-Shot: 
CRIMINAL 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips

Best Continuing Series: 
KILL OR BE KILLED, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
PAPER GIRLS, by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang
SAGA, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Best Publication for Teens: 
MONSTRESS, by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda

Best Anthology: 
ISLAND MAGAZINE, edited by Brandon Graham and Emma Ríos

Best Writer: 
Ed Brubaker, for CRIMINAL 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, KILL OR BE KILLED, VELVET
Brian K. Vaughan, for PAPER GIRLS, SAGA
Max Landis, for GREEN VALLEY (Image/Skybound, shared nomination)
Jeff Lemire, for DESCENDER, PLUTONA (shared nomination)

Best Best Painter/Multimedia Artist:
Sana Takeda, for MONSTRESS

Best Penciler/Inker or Penciler/Inker Team:
Fiona Staples, for SAGA

Best Coloring: 
Elizabeth Breitweiser, for CRIMINAL 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, KILL OR BE KILLED, VELVET, OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA (Image/Skybound)
Jean-Francois Beaulieu, for GREEN VALLEY (Image/Skybound)
Matt Wilson, for CRY HAVOC, PAPER GIRLS, THE WICKED + THE DIVINE (shared nomination)

Best Cover Artist: 
Sean Phillips, for CRIMINAL 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, KILL OR BE KILLED
Fiona Staples, for SAGA
Sana Takeda, for MONSTRESS

In celebration, Image Comics is offering a sale on digital comics for Eisner-nominated series, available on Comixology and ImageComics.com, now through Monday, May 15th.

Voting for the awards is open NOW! All professionals in the comic book industry are eligible to vote. The Eisner Awards will be presented at a gala awards ceremony to be held on Friday, July 21st at Comic-Con International.

ABOUT THE EISNER AWARDS: 

The Eisner Awards are presented under the auspices of Comic-Con International, San Diego, a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of and appreciation for comics and related popular artforms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contributions of comics to art and culture.

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*** info courtesy of Image Comics

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