Sunday, April 10, 2011

Filipinos in the Eisner Awards

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

Best Graphic Album—New
Elmer, by Gerry Alanguilan (SLG)


Best Anthology
Liquid City, vol. 2, edited by Sonny Liew and Lim Cheng Tju (Image)
With contributions from Mark Torres and Deng Coy Miel

Best Graphic Album—Reprint
Tumor, by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Noel Tuazon (Archaia)
Art by Noel Tuazon
http://noeltuazon.blogspot.com/
http://lambiek.net/artists/t/tuazon_noel.htm

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art)
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
Batman Adventures Holiday Special (1995)
"Best Single Issue
Art by Ronnie Del Carmen
http://ronniedelcarmen.com/


Radioactive Man#222 (2002)
Best Humor Publication
Batton Lash, Abel Laxamana, Dan De Carlo, Mike DeCarlo, and Bob Smith (Bongo)

Pencils by Abel Laxamana




Fables(2003)
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
Alison Dare, "Best Title for Younger Readers" (2003)
Written by J.Torres



The Courageous Princess “Best Title for Younger Readers” (2002)
Story and art by Rod Espinosa

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