Countdown To The Eisners 2015 – Best Humor Publication

Do bricks get excited when they're about to get laid? I imagine they'd be rock hard. Thank you! I'll be here all week! Tip your waitresses! The humor business is a challenging one, for we all think we're comedians. My friend Jordan and I always attempted to go to Open Mic Nights at Hopmonk Tavern […]

Countdown To The Eisners 2015 – Best New Series

Every year brings an onslaught of new titles. Some are relaunches, others are brand-spanking-new. All of them, no matter the publisher, are competing for your attention and money, for unless you're able/willing to read every single series ever, you need to trim a few titles to make room for the newer ones. And who doesn't […]

Watson & Holmes – After The Eisners

Brandon Perlow writes, It's been a week since I got back from the San Diego Comic Con and it was busy as ever. I don't think that will change. It was my first year coming in as Publisher/Creator/Panelist, instead of as a fan ready to spend money and living on the Hall H line. It's […]

Look What The Hugo's Could Have Won! Jonathan Ross At The Eisners

Remember when Jonathan Ross was castigated after accepting the invitation from Neil Gaiman to host this year's Hugo Awards? It was quite a thing and made it onto the front pages of newspapers. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhcrirYTOM4[/youtube] Well, on Friday he was the final presenter of the Eisner Awards. You can see the full recipients here, but you […]

Aftermath Of The Eisners 2013 – Building Glories

Cameron Hatheway writes; Last Friday the Eisner Awards happened, and quite a few lucky people went home with glory, praise, respect, and most importantly a shiny Eisner award. In the weeks and months leading up to the awards ceremony, I was writing articles and sharing my picks with you all, and now we're going to […]

Nineteen San Diego Comic Con Panels In Audio As Well As The Eisner Awards

Jamie Colville, bless his cotton socks, recorded the audio from nineteen panels from San Diego Comic Con as well as the Eisner Awards. And here they all are. You can see pictures here and here as well. [audio:http://www.thecomicbooks.com/Audio/2013-07-18-SD-NewsCoverageSmallPress.mp3] How to Get News Coverage for Small Press Publishers (50:52, 46.5mb) This was moderated by Rik Offenberger […]

How I Won An Eisner Award

By Rich Johnston. It's true. You won't have seen my name or that of Bleeding Cool's on the nomination, but I won it all the same. Or co-won. Or I was part of an ensemble. Or I held on to someone else's coat tails. But two San Diego Comic Cons ago, I met Mike Richardson […]

Days Of Eisners Past

Louis Falcetti writes for Bleeding Cool from San Diego Comic Con; At the 25 year Eisner Awards retrospective panel, memories were shared of award ceremonies past and light was shed on the process through which the Eisner Award winners are chosen. Noticeably absent was British TV big shot Jonathan Ross, who's America's Got Powers series […]

Countdown To The Eisners – Best Educational/Academic Work

By Cameron Hatheway When I heard that Dundee University in Scotland was offering a degree in Comics Studies, I practically booked a flight in the adjacent tab on my browser. It's nice seeing graphic novels in the university libraries and book stores now, for finally the medium is getting the respect it deserves in the […]

Jonathan Ross And Neil Gaiman To Re-enact "That Kiss" At The Eisners?

I understand that Jonathan Ross will join Neil Gaiman as guest presenters during the upcoming Eisner Awards ceremony this Friday. The last time they stood together on a stage, this happened. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8NxWnMhlso[/youtube] From another angle. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIDTTKdxbT0[/youtube] Of course, they wouldn't want to repeat themselves. So… what will they do?

Countdown To The Eisners – Best Publication Design

By Cameron Hatheway Alas, here we are at the final category of the Eisners. It's the most appropriate category to finish with, for at the end of the day it's all about judging the book by its cover while you're browsing through the store. What about it catches your eye; the massive size of it? […]

Countdown To The Eisners – Best Comics-Related Book

 By Cameron Hatheway Sure comics and graphic novels are always awesome, but sometimes the eyes tire and you need a break from word balloons and super beings. That's when you put down the comics, and pick up the books about them instead! Whether it's a history about the medium, a spotlight on one creator in […]

Countdown To The Eisners – Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism

By Cameron Hatheway I was tremendously impressed by The Outhouse when they didn't kowtow to DC earlier this year when asked to tone down the parodying or else their access to creators would be limited. Normally, a smaller comic book news site would apologize profusely and continue brownnosing the Big Two just to get those […]

Countdown To The Eisners – Best Colouring

By Cameron Hatheway While the majority of us are familiar with the basic primary and secondary colors, the colorists of the industry operate on a color wheel of epic proportions. In their secret illuminati meetings they discuss colors that the rest of us haven't even seen yet, nor could fathom the concept of their existence. […]

Countdown To The Eisners – Best Cover Artist

By Cameron Hatheway Finally, a category in which I've been covering all year long with my Cammy's Covers segments. The main point of a comic book cover is to capture your attention while you're browsing in the store, prompting you to hone in and possibly purchase the issue in question. Amongst the sea of cliché […]

Countdown To The Eisners – Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (Interior Art)

by Cameron Hatheway I was never very good at painting. All my portraits of friends and family ended up very bright and colorful, with the same watermelon slice-shaped smile on everyone's face. My biggest fear was mixing colors, for I saw it as messy and impure. And don't get me started on watercolors, for what […]