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2007 Eisner Award Nominees Announced

by on April 19, 2007

The full list of the 2007 Eisner Award nominees has been released by the Eisner Awards Committee. Nominations with tie-ins to animation include:

Best Short Story
“Willie: Portrait of a Groundskeeper,” by Eric Powell, in Bart Simpsons’s Treehouse of Horror #12 (Bongo)

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)
Batman/The Spirit #1: “Crime Convention,” by Jeph Loeb and Darwyn Cooke (DC)

Best Limited Series
Sock Monkey: The Inches Incident, by Tony Millionaire (Dark Horse)

Best New Series and Best Publication for a Younger Audience
Gumby, by Bob Burden and Rick Geary (Wildcard)

Best Digital Comic
Sam and Max, by Steve Purcell, http://telltalegames.com/community/c…andmax/issue-3

Best Graphic Album—New
Billy Hazelnuts, by Tony Millionaire (Fantagraphics)

Best Graphic Album—Reprint
Absolute DC: The New Frontier, by Darwyn Cooke (DC)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips
The Complete Peanuts, 1959-1960, 1961-1962, by Charles Schulz (Fantagraphics)
Popeye: I Yam What I Yam, by E. C. Segar (Fantagraphics)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books
Ode to Kirihito, by Osamu Tezuka (Vertical)

Best Writer
Bob Burden, Gumby (Wildcard)

Best Writer/Artist—Humor
Tony Millionaire, Billy Hazelnuts (Fantagraphics); Sock Monkey: The Inches Incident (Dark Horse)

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art)
Jill Thompson, “A Dog and His Boy” in The Dark Horse Book of Monsters; “Love Triangle” in Sexy Chix (Dark Horse); “Fair Division,” in Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall (Vertigo/DC)

The Eisner Award winners will be announced at a ceremony at the San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 27.

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