SISTERS is nominated for an Eisner Award!
The Eisners are basically the Oscars of comics — the biggest and fanciest award my industry offers! SMILE won an Eisner in 2011 (that’s the little gold sticker that’s printed on the cover of most of the copies). It’s a big honor to be nominated again, this time in the category of Best Writer/Artist!!
The Einsers are nominated by a jury, and then voted on by members of the industry. Incredibly, many people don’t know they are eligible to vote — but, if you’re a teacher, librarian, bookseller, editor, or a small-press comics creator, YOU CAN VOTE! Do you make mini-comics? VOTE! Are you a teacher who includes comics in your curriculum, at any grade or education level? YOU CAN VOTE, TOO! Librarian who shares graphic novels with your patrons? PLEASE, JOIN YOUR PEERS IN VOTING!
You don’t have to vote in every category, but there are some wonderful nominees across the board this year, all of whom deserve recognition. So please, head over to the ballot, register if you have not, and vote!
I’ll be back soon with my summer schedule, including appearances in the San Francisco Bay Area and San Diego!