I decided yesterday after writing my post about digital comics, to post as many links possible to Eisner nominees who’s publishers have put up FREE content for voters to read.
Award nominations are perfect marketing opportunities and I wanted to reward those companies utilizing the marketing potential of their nominations and promoting their creators!
BEST SHORT STORY
Hamburgers for One, By Frank Stockton, in Popgun vol. 4 (Image)
BEST HUMOR PUBLICATION
I Thought You Would Be Funnier, By Shannon Wheeler (BOOM!)
Afrodisiac, By Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca (Adhouse)
Prime Baby, By Gene Luen Yang (First Second)
BEST SINGLE ISSUE
Locke & Key: Keys to the Kingdom #1: Sparrow, By Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW)
Locke & Key is also nominated for BEST CONTINUING SERIES, Joe Hill for BEST WRITER and Gabriel Rodriguez for BEST PENCILLER/ INKER
BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM REPRINT
Tumor, By Joshua Hale Fialkov and Noel Tuazon (Archaia)
BEST DIGITAL COMIC
Abominable Charles Christopher, By Karl Kerschl
The Bean, by Travis Hanson
Lackadaisy, By Tracy Butler
Max Overacts, By Caanan Grall
Zahra’s Paradise, By Amir and Khalil
I want to congratulate all the companies and creators listed above with online content for Eisner voters. You guys are already winners in my opinion.
What I would love to do now is link to my own Eisner nominee, my husband Chris, who’s work is nominated in two categories:
BEST LIMITED SERIES
Cinderella: From Fabletown With Love, By Chris Roberson and Shawn McManus (Vertigo/ DC)
BEST NEW SERIES
iZombie, By Chris Roberson and Mike Allred (Vertigo/ DC)
But I can’t. You can’t even buy these titles digitally.
Super lame right?
You will just have to take me at my word these are both really great books, along with all the other books on that very long Eisner list that you have to buy to get a glimpse of.
Maybe next year we can do a little better.
If you know of other links to Eisner nominated content, please let me know and I will add it.
And if you are eligible to vote for the Eisner’s, please make sure you cast your vote by June 13th. (Vote here)