Eisner Awards laud Image Comics with 18 nominations


With 18 nominations in 9 categories, Image Comics will be well represented at the 2012 Will Eisner Comic Book Industry Awards.  Stylish horror noir Fatale by Ed Brubaker and Sean Philips contends in six categories, the space opera Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples receives three nominations while the alternate history tale The Manhattan Projects by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Pitarra competes for two awards.  The winners selected by comic book industry professionals will be announced at the 25th anniversary awards ceremony being held as part of Comic-Con International convention in San Diego on July 19, 2013. 
A complete list of Image Comics’ Eisner Award nominations:
Best Continuing Series
Fatale by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
The Manhattan Projectsby Jonathan Hickman and Nick Pitarra
Prophet by Brandon Graham and Simon Roy
Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Best New Series
Fatale by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Best Graphic Novel – Reprint
King City by Brandon Graham
Best Writer
Ed Brubaker, Fatale
Brandon Graham, Multiple Warheads, Prophet
Jonathan Hickman, The Manhattan Projects
Brian K. Vaughan, Saga
Best Penciller/Inker
Sean Phillips, Fatale
Best Painter/Multimedia Artist
Teddy Kristiansen, The Red Diary/ The Re[a]d Diary (Man of Action/Image)
Best Cover Art
Brandon Graham, King City, Multiple Warheads, Elephantmen #43
Sean Phillips, Fatale
Best Colorist
Brandon Graham, Multiple Warheads
Dave Stewart, Batwoman(DC); Fatale (Image); BPRD, Conan the Barbarian, Hellboy in Hell, Lobster Johnson, The Massive (Dark Horse)
Best Lettering
Paul Grist, Mudman

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