So the Eisner awards were held at Comic-con recently and I wanted to highlight some of the winners as we do have a decent selection of them at the library. The Eisner’s are named after Will Eisner, a comics legend who if you have any interest in the history or the skill of the medium you really should check out. We have a few of his books in the collection, most notably The Spirit series and A contract with God and other tenement stories.

The list of winners who belong in our collection is below. For the full list of winners click on the link above.

Click on the titles below to go to the catalogue and reserve the book IMMEDIATELY. I mean it. Don’t think I don’t. I know where you live.*

2011 Eisner Award Winners List Best Continuing Series
Chew, by John Layman and Rob Guillory (Image)

Best Limited Series
Daytripper, by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá (Vertigo/DC)

Best New Series
American Vampire, by Scott Snyder, Stephen King, and Rafael Albuquerque (Vertigo/DC)

Best Publication for Teens
Smile, by Raina Telgemeier (Scholastic Graphix)

Best Digital Comic
Abominable Charles Christopher, by Karl Kerschl, (obviously we don’t have this as it’s a webcomic but I just wanted to promote it ‘cos its awesome!)

Best Adaptation from Another Work
The Marvelous Land of Oz, by L. Frank Baum, adapted by Eric Shanower and Skottie Young (Marvel)

Best Writer
Joe Hill, Locke & Key (IDW

Best Writer/Artist
Darwyn Cooke, Richard Stark’s Parker: The Outfit (IDW)

Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team
Skottie Young, The Marvelous Land of Oz (Marvel)

Best Lettering
Todd Klein, Fables, The Unwritten, iZombie (Vertigo/DC); SHIELD (Marvel);

So there you go! Go and grab The Unwritten so you can marvel at Todd’s awesome lettering( Sorry Todd, I kid ‘cos I love) or any of the other numerous books in our collection.
Cockburn did pretty good right? Someone needs to give that graphic novel guy a raise or something..

*note this is most likely untrue with the vast majority of readers.