The 2019 Eisner Award Nominees have been announced and many are heading to Shrewsbury for the festival.
The Eisner’s are the most prestigious awards in the comic industry and five of the guests attending the festival in the beautiful town of Shrewsbury for a weekend celebration of the comics art form, have been nominated:
John Allison is a British artist and writer and has been nominated for both Best Humour Publication and Best Continuing Series for his work on Giant Days from Boom! Studios.
Another Brit who may be celebrating on the evening of Friday, July 19 at the gala awards ceremony at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, is writer Al Ewing, who has been nominated for Best Continuing Series for his work on, The Immortal Hulk published by Marvel
The Best Graphic Album (New) category could see yet a third British creator claiming a top accolade in the form of artist Sean Phillips, who along with writer Ed Brubaker has been nominated for their groundbreaking work on My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies published by Image Comics.
Not one to rest on his laurels Sean Phillips has also been nominated as Best Artist for his incredible work on Kill or Be Killed published by Image Comics but comes up against some stiff competition from fellow Comics Salopia guest, flying in all the way from Canada, Yanick Paquette who is also nominated as Best Artist for his stunning work on Wonder Woman Earth One (Vol2) published by DC Comics
Artwork from Best Artist Nominee Sean Phillips
The big winners in terms of publishers were DC Comics and Image Comics who had the most books nominated. However IDW Publisher and festival special guest Chris Ryall also has reason to celebrate as he is nominated in the Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books category for his work as Editor on the magnificent Madman Quarter Century Shindig, by Mike Allred.
Visitors attending the festival this June will be able to meet and chat with all of these incredible writers, artists for free. As well as meeting editors like Chris Ryall in special one to one portfolio reviews for aspiring artists, visitors can also buy tickets to join over 40 other top professionals in panels, talks, workshops and more live events happening over the weekend.