Monday, April 14, 2008

2008 Eisner Nominations: Now More Kid-Friendly!

The 2008 Eisner Nominations have been announced and there's great news for kid-friendly comics. To start with, the former "Best Publication for a Younger Audience" has been split in two: "Best Publication for Kids," and "Best Publication for Teens." I'm so pleased to see this change!

Here are the nominees in each category:

Best Publication for Kids:
Amelia Rules! and Amelia Rules! Funny Stories, by Jimmy Gownley (Renaissance)
Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures, edited by Jeremy Barlow (Dark Horse)
Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 and Mouse Guard: Winter 1152, by David Petersen (Archaia)
The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain, by Peter Sis (Frank Foster Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Yotsuba&!, by Kiyohiko Azuma (ADV)

Best Publication for Teens
Laika, by Nick Abadzis (First Second)
The Mighty Skullboy Army, by Jacob Chabot (Dark Horse)
The Annotated Northwest Passage, by Scott Chantler (Oni)
PX! Book One: A Girl and Her Panda, by Manny Trembley and Eric A. Anderson (Shadowline/Image)
Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow, by James Sturm and Rich Tommaso (Center for Cartoon Studies/Hyperion)

Secondly, there are some fabulous titles and authors/artists nominated, not only in these categories, but sprinkled throughout the nomination lists. I'll definitely have more to say about the nominations, hopefully later today, but for now I'll just say, "Hooray!"


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