… or (6+1)
Yesterday the announcement for the 2008 Eisner nominees was released to the interweb.
For those not in the know, think Oscars for Comics.
We were flabbergasted to hear AdHouse took 7 (6+1) nominees for our work in 2007. (I mean, yeah, it was our busiest year to date, but we didn’t think we’d get that many. ) The reason for so many?
Fred Chao received 4 nominations for his Johnny Hiro series. Here they are:
Best Single Issue or One-Shot: Johnny Hiro #1, by Fred Chao
Best New Series: Johnny Hiro, by Fred Chao (AdHouse)
Best Humor Publication: Johnny Hiro, by Fred Chao (AdHouse)
Best Writer/Artist—Humor: Fred Chao, Johnny Hiro (AdHouse)
We also received the following nominations as well:
Best Publication Design: Process Recess 2, designed by James Jean and Chris Pitzer (AdHouse)
Special Recognition: Jamie Tanner, The Aviary (writer/artist, AdHouse)
And we share a nomination with DC & Dark Horse in regards to:
Best Cover Artist: James Jean (Superior Showcase #2 & PR2)
So, yeah, we are tickled pink. But what about the rest of the list? Here’s what I noticed, and was glad to see:
Best Short Story – “Book,” by Yuichi Yokoyama, in New Engineering (PictureBox).
I just read this, and I must say it was a fantastic representation of what CAN be done with sequential art.
Best Publication for Teens – Laika, by Nick Abadzis (First Second).
Best Anthology – 5, by Gabriel B�, Becky Cloonan, Fabio Moon, Vasilis Lolos, and Rafael Grampa (self-published)
Very cool to see this.. a SELF-PUBLISHED anthology that kicks major butt. Congrats!
Best Graphic Album New – Bookhunter, by Jason Shiga (Sparkplug Books)
Best Archival Collection/Project Comic Books – I Shall Destroy All the Civilized Planets! by Fletcher Hanks (Fantagraphics)
Probably my favorite book of last year? Maybe?
Best Publication Design – Complete Terry and the Pirates, designed by Dean Mullaney (IDW)
Dean Mullaney is in the same category as team Jean/Pitzer! What the!
It’s also cool to hear that they’ll be doing online voting this year. So, by all means, if you can vote… do vote.
Congrast to ALL the nominees… especially the ones who I had a chance to work with last year. Good luck!