The official list of nominees for this year’s Eisner’s awards was released last Friday and for most of Pinoy comic book geeks, we were jumping up and down when we saw that Gerry Alanguilan’s ELMER was part of the list.
Gerry was quick to point out that other Pinoys were part of the list. Gerry also tweeted about all the other Pinoys that have been nominated and have won in past comic book awards.
THIS YEAR’S NOMINEES
Elmer, by Gerry Alanguilan (SLG)
Liquid City, vol. 2, edited by Sonny Liew and Lim Cheng Tju (Image)
With contributions from Mark Torres and Deng Coy Miel
Tumor, by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Noel Tuazon (Archaia)
Art by Noel Tuazon
Lynda Barry, Picture This: The Nearsighted Monkey Book (Drawn & Quarterly)
(Yes, Lynda Barry is a Filipino. She is one quarter-Filipina, half Irish (each parent is half Irish), and one quarter Norwegian.)
PREVIOUS EISNER WINNERS
"Best Single Issue
Art by Ronnie Del Carmen
Radioactive Man#222 (2002)
Best Humor Publication
Batton Lash, Abel Laxamana, Dan De Carlo, Mike DeCarlo, and Bob Smith (Bongo)
Pencils by Abel Laxamana
Best Serialized Story: Fables #1-5: "Legends in Exile,"
Bill Willingham, Lan Medina, and Steve Leialoha (Vertigo/DC)
Pencils by Lan Medina
PREVIOUS EISNER NOMINEES
Written by J.Torres
The Courageous Princess “Best Title for Younger Readers” (2002)
Story and art by Rod Espinosa