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Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2014 Nominees :

Comic-Con International is proud to announce the nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2014.
The nominees, chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of judges, reflect the wide range of material being published in comics and graphic novel form today,
from history (real and imagined) to science fiction to autobiography.

 

Following is the complete list of 2014 Nominees :

Best Short Story :
- “Go Owls,” by Adrian Tomine, in Optic Nerve #13 (Drawn & Quarterly)
- “Mars to Stay,” by Brett Lewis and Cliff Chiang, in Witching Hour (DC)
- “Seaside Home,” by Josh Simmons, in Habit #1 (Oily)
- “Untitled,” by Gilbert Hernandez, in Love and Rockets: New Stories #6 (Fantagraphics)
- “When Your House Is Burning Down, You Should Brush Your Teeth,” by Matthew Inman
Best Single Issue (or One-Shot) :
- Demeter, by Becky Cloonan (self-published)
- Hawkeye #11: “Pizza Is My Business,” by Matt Fraction and David Aja (Marvel)
- Love and Rockets: New Stories #6, by Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez (Fantagraphics)
- Viewotron #2, by Sam Sharpe (self-published)
- Watson and Holmes #6, by Brandon Easton, and N. Steven Harris (New Paradigm Studios)
Best Continuing Series :
- East of West, by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta (Image)
- Hawkeye, by Matt Fraction and David Aja (Marvel)
- Nowhere Men, by Eric Stephenson and Nate Bellegarde (Image)
- Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image)
- Sex Criminals, by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky (Image)
Best Limited Series :
- The Black Beetle: No Way Out, by Francesco Francavilla (Dark Horse)
- Colder, by Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra (Dark Horse)
- 47 Ronin, by Mike Richardson and Stan Sakai (Dark Horse)
- Trillium, by Jeff Lemire (Vertigo/DC)
- The Wake, by Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy (Vertigo/DC)
Best New Series :
- High Crimes, by Christopher Sebela and Ibrahim Moustafa (Monkeybrain)
- Lazarus, by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark (Image)
- Rat Queens, by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch (Image/Shadowline)
- Sex Criminals, by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky (Image)
- Watson and Holmes, by Karl Bollers, Rick Leonardi, Paul Mendoza et al. (New Paradigm Studios)
Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 7) :
- Benjamin Bear in Bright Ideas, by Philippe Coudray (TOON Books)
- The Big Wet Balloon, by Liniers (TOON Books)
- Itty Bitty Hellboy, by Art Baltazar and Franco (Dark Horse)
- Odd Duck, by Cecil Castellucci and Sara Varon (First Second)
- Otto’s Backwards Day, by Frank Cammuso (with Jay Lynch) (TOON Books)
Best Publication for Kids (ages 8-12) :
- The Adventures of Superhero Girl, by Faith Erin Hicks (Dark Horse)
- Hilda and the Bird Parade, by Luke Pearson (Nobrow)
- Jane, the Fox, and Me, by Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault (Groundwood)
- The Lost Boy, by Greg Ruth (Graphix/Scholastic)
- Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard, vol. 2, edited by David Petersen, Paul Morrissey, and Rebecca Taylor (Archaia/BOOM!)
- Star Wars: Jedi Academy, by Jeffrey Brown (Scholastic)
Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17) :
- Battling Boy, by Paul Pope (First Second)- Bluffton: My Summers with Buster, by Matt Phelan (Candlewick)
- Boxers and Saints, by Gene Luen Yang (First Second)
- Dogs of War, by Sheila Keenan and Nathan Fox (Graphix/Scholastic)
- March (Book One), by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell (Top Shelf)
- Templar, by Jordan Mechner, LeUyen Pham, and Alex Puviland (First Second)
Best Humor Publication :
- The Adventures of Superhero Girl, by Faith Erin Hicks (Dark Horse)- The Complete Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes and Rob Davis (SelfMadeHero)
- The (True!) History of Art, by Sylvain Coissard and Alexis Lemoine (SelfMadeHero)
- Vader’s Little Princess, by Jeffrey Brown (Chronicle)
- You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack, by Tom Gauld (Drawn & Quarterly)
Best Anthology :
- Dark Horse Presents, edited by Mike Richardson (Dark Horse)- Nobrow #8: Hysteria, edited by Sam Arthur and Alex Spiro (Nobrow)
- Outlaw Territory, edited by Michael Woods (Image)
- Smoke Signal, edited by Gabe Fowler (Desert Island)
- Thrilling Adventure Hour, by Ben Acker, Ben Blacker et al. (Archaia/BOOM!)

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