IDW PUBLISHING HONORED WITH FIFTEEN EISNER AWARD NOMINATIONS

The 2020 Eisner Award judges recognized IDW Publishing and its imprints, Artist’s EditionsEuroComicsLibrary of American ComicsSunday PressTop Shelf, and Yoe Books, with a combined fifteen nods this year (fourteen nominations and one shared nomination). The prestigious award ceremony honors exemplary work from the previous year in comics publishing.


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“Every year, the announcement of Eisner Award contenders brings a brightness to our industry, as we celebrate the artistry and hard work of many talented creators,” says Chris Ryall, President, Publisher, and CCO of IDW Publishing. “We’re honored that the judges have recognized such a diverse selection of IDW books this year! To our writers, artists, letterers, editors, and everyone involved in bringing these projects to fruition — a hearty congratulations from all of us at IDW!”


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IDW’s 2020 Eisner Nominees include:
 
Best Limited SeriesGhost Tree, by Bobby Curnow and Simon Gane (IDW)
 
Best Publication for TeensPenny Nichols, by MK Reed, Greg Means, and Matt Wiegle (Top Shelf)
 
Best U.S. Edition of International MaterialDiabolical Summer, by Thierry Smolderen and Alexandre Clerisse, translation by Edward Gauvin (IDW)
 
Best U.S. Edition of International MaterialGramercy Park, by Timothée de Fombelle and Christian Cailleaux, translation by Edward Gauvin (EuroComics/IDW)
 
Best Graphic Album — NewLife on the Moon, by Robert Grossman (Yoe Books/IDW)
 
Best Archival Collection/Project — Comic BooksStan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo: The Complete Grasscutter Artist Select, by Stan Sakai, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)
 
Best Archival Collection/Project — StripsEd Leffingwell’s Little Joe, by Harold Gray, edited by Peter Maresca and Sammy Harkham (Sunday Press Books)
 
Best Writer: Bobby Curnow, Ghost Tree (IDW)
 
Best Writer: MK Reed and Greg Means, Penny Nichols (Top Shelf)
 
Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team: Simon Gane, Ghost Tree (IDW)
 
Best Painter/Digital Artist: Alexandre Clarisse, Diabolical Summer (IDW)
 
Best Lettering: Stan Sakai, Usagi Yojimbo (IDW)
 
Best Lettering: Deron Bennett, Canto (IDW); BatgirlGreen ArrowJustice LeagueMartian Manhunter (DC); Assassin NationExcellence (Skybound/Image); To Drink and To Eat, Vol. 1 (Lion Forge); Resonant (Vault)
 
Best Comics-Related BookScrewball! The Cartoonists Who Made the Funnies Funny, by Paul Tumey (Library of American Comics/IDW)
 
Best Reality-Based WorkThey Called Us Enemy, by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, and Harmony Becker (Top Shelf)

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