Will Eisner Award Nominations Dropped: Who’s in the Running?

The Will Eisner award has announced its nominations for Comic-Con. Read more to find out if your favorite story is nominated!

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A compilation of some of the nominated stories.

Nominees for the 2024 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards have been announced. The winners will be announced this year at San Diego Comic-Con, so plan your trip now! The nominations are for works published between January 1 and December 31, 2023, and were picked by a blue-ribbon panel of judges. This year’s 32 categories reflect a wide range of material published in the U.S. in comics and graphic novels.

This is the 36th year of the awards highlighting the best publications and creators in comics and graphic novels. The panel of judges ranges from educators, comic creators, retailers, and even a librarian. While there is a panel of judges, there is a way to put votes in yourself, with the deadline being June 6. After filling out the form, voters will be invited to go to the ballot and cast their votes. Those who registered previously will be automatically invited to fill out this year’s ballot. Below, you will find a few of the award nominees.

Best Short Story

A slide featuring some of the nominated stories for "Best Short Story."
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Friendship Is Forever, by Sam Maggs and Keisha Okafor, in My Little Pony 40th Celebration, published by IDW.

The Kelpie, by Becky Cloonan, in Four Gathered on Christmas Eve, was published by Dark Horse.

The Lady of the Lake, by Joe S. Farrar and Guilherme Grandizolli, in BUMP: A Horror Anthology #3, published by BUMP.

Talking to a Hill, by Larry Hancock and Michael Cherkas, in Comics for Ukraine, published by Zoop.

World’s Finest, Part 1, by Tom King and Belen Ortega, in Wonder Woman #3, published by DC.

Best New Series

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Beneath the Trees Where Nobody Sees, by Patrick Horvath, published by IDW.

Black Cloak, by Kelly Thompson and Meredith McClaren, published by Image.

Local Man, by Tim Seeley and Tony Fleecs, published by Image.

Phantom Road, by Jeff Lemire and Gabriel Hernández Walta, published by Image.

Somna: A Bedtime Story, by Becky Cloonan and Tula Lotay, published by DSTLRY.

Best Anthology

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Comics for Ukraine, edited by Scott Dunbier, published by Zoop.

Deep Cuts, by Kyle Higgins, Joe Clark, Danilo Beyruth, and others, published by Image.

The Devil’s Cut, edited by Will Dennis, published by DSTLRY.

Marvel Age #1000, edited by Tom Brevoort, published by MARVEL.

The Out Side: Trans & Nonbinary Comics, edited by The Kao, Min Christensen, and David Daneman, published by Andrews McMeel.

Swan Songs by W. Maxwell Prince and others, published by Image.

Best Writer

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Stephen Graham Jones, Earthdivers, published by IDW.

Mariko Tamaki, Roaming, published by Drawn & Quarterly.

Tom Taylor, Nightwing, Titans, published by DC.

Kelly Thompson, Birds of Prey, Harley Quinn, Black White and Redder (DC); Black Cloak, The Cull (Image); It’s Jeff, Captain Marvel (Marvel)

Mark Waid, Batman/Superman: World’s Finest, World’s Finest: Teen Titans, published by DC.

G. Willow Wilson, Poison Ivy (DC); Hunger and the Dusk (IDW)

Best Digital Comic

A slide featuring some of the nominated stories for "Best Digital Comic."
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Blacksad, Vol 7: They All Fall Down, Part 2. by Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido, translation by Diana Schutz and Brandon Kander, published by Europe Comics.

Friday, by Ed Brubaker and Marcos Martin, vols. 7–8, published by Panel Syndicate.

Parliament of Rooks, by Abigail Jill Harding, published by Comixology Originals.

Practical Defense Against Piracy, by Tony Cliff, published by delilahdirk.com.

A Witch’s Guide to Burning, by Aminder Dhaliwal, published by Aminder Dhaliwal.

These are not all the nominees for this year’s Eisner Awards. Other nominees can be found on the official Comic-Con website. If you’re a comic book fan and want your vote to count, don’t forget to check out the form and fill it out before June 6. More importantly, don’t forget to grab your Comic-Con ticket! You never know what you might miss out on.


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