2021 Eisner Awards nominations recognize Canadian creators

Today the 2021 Eisner Awards nominations were announced that feature many Canadian creators. The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 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. The nominees are for works published between January 1 and December 31, 2020 and were chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of judges.

Canadian nominees include:

Best Short Story
Conor Willumsen for “I Needed The Discounts”

Best Continuing Series
Chip Zdarsky for Daredevil
Jeff Lemire for Gideon Falls
Chip Zdarsky and Ramón K Pérez for Stillwater

Best Limited Series
Jeff Lemire and Tate Bromball for Barbalien: Red Planet
Jamal Campbell for Far Sector

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8)
Jillian Tamaki for Our Little Kitchen

Best Humor Publication
Walter Scott for Wendy, Master of Art

Best Reality-Based Work
Helge Dascher (translator) for Year of the Rabbit

Best Graphic Album – New
Michel Rabagliati and Helge Dascher (translator) for Paul at Home

Best Graphic Album – Reprint
Jeff Lemire for Black Hammer Library Edition, vol. 2

Best Adaptation from Another Medium
Ryan North for Slaughterhouse-Five

Best Writer
Jeff Lemire for Barbalien, Black Hammer, Colonel Weird: Cosmagog (Dark Horse); The Question: The Deaths of Vic Sage (DC Black Label); Family Tree, Gideon Falls (Image)
Chip Zdarsky for Stillwater (Image/Skybound), Daredevil, Fantastic Four/X-Men (Marvel)

Best Cover Artist
Jamal Campbell for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (BOOM! Studios); Far Sector (DC)
Ramón K. Pérez for Stillwater (Image/Skybound)

The results of the voting will be announced in July in a virtual ceremony as part of Comic-Con@Home.

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