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Friday, April 6, 2012

2012 Eisner Award shortlists

The Eisner Awards are the big ones for graphic novels and comic books. I haven't followed the Eisner Awards in the past, but I think will now. There are just SO many good graphic novels for kids. The Eisner award judges agree:
However, Estrada says, "the extent and quality of the material submitted in the Kids and Teen categories was so high that the judges felt dividing these books into three categories was warranted." Full press release here.
Of the books on the Eisner shortlist, there are four that the Cybils Graphic Novel panel also recognized:

Nursery Rhyme Comics edited by Chris Duffy
Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke
Anya's Ghost by Vera Brogsol
Level Up by Gene Luen Yang

Also I love that Matt Phelan's Around the World was shortlisted in the YA (12-17yrs) section of the Eisners. (It was my pick for honorary mention.) We on the Cybils panel had it competing in the MG (8-12yrs) category, and I was like, "Hey, guys we should move this up to teen." It didn't go over. But now I feel validated!


Lots of people like these books!
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Everead reviews of 
How have I not reviewed Level Up and Zita yet? 
Loved them both. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks to my comic book lovin' husband, my 10 year old is a comic/graphic novel fan. I've ordered Zita... for him, but I think I'll check out some of these other titles as well.

    Thanks!

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