Since the early 90's San Diego Comic Con has been celebrating the hard work of YOUR local comic shop.
This year the nominees of comic retail stores reach across the globe reaching shops in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, France, Israel, and Portugal. The finalists were announced during the week of Comic-Con and the winner was announced during the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, which was held on Friday, July 21, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel.
Here are the list of qualifications a retailer must meet in order to be considered and nominated.
GUIDELINES for nomination include:
- Any retail store established in business for at least two years is eligible to be nominated.
- Anyone—retailers, professionals, fans—may place a name in nomination.
- A panel of industry judges selects a group of finalists to be subjected to an in-depth examination based on the award criteria. Recipient will be announced as part of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards at Comic-Con International on Friday, July 10, 2015.
- Previous winners are not eligible for nomination.
This years finalist were as followed (in alphabetical order):
Ben Lichtenstein, Corry Brown
Winner of this years is for the Eisner Spirit of Comics Award was:
Robert Howard, David Lockwood, Michael Burke, Somerville, MA
Congratulations to all the nominees for 2017 and winner of the Eisner Spirit of Comics Award. I wish you all the best in 2018.