Award of the Week: Eisner Award
The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards commonly referred to as the Eisner Award, are considered the “Oscars” of the comics world. Named for the pioneering comics creator and graphic novelist Will Eisner, the awards are given out in more than two dozen categories during a ceremony each year at Comic-Con International: San Diego.
|Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8)|
|Good Night, Planet: A Toon Book
After being played with all day, Planet, a friendly stuffed animal, comes to life at night and goes on a moonlit adventure with a dog and a mouse.
|Best Publication for Kids (ages 9–12)|
|The Tea Dragon Society
By: Katie O’Neill
Tea dragon husbandry is a dying art, just like Greta’s family business, and Greta is determined to take part in keeping the creatures alive. She rescues a tea dragon and is invited to learn more about the magical creature by its owner, Hesekiel.
|Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17), Best Continuing Series, Best Publication for Teens, Best Writer (for Liu), Best Painter and Best Cover Artist (both for Takeda)|
By: Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
Maika, Kippa, and Ren journey to Thyria in search of answers to her past and discover a new, terrible, threat. Set in a steampunk 1900s Asia.