Countdown To The Eisners – Best Writer

By Cameron Hatheway A good writer can juggle several different titles at once, while making sure the quality never diminishes. A great writer can do all of that while still making every single deadline. The following six writers all have something in common; they’re the best of the best of the best, sir! (With honors!) […]

Countdown To The Eisners – Best U.S. Edition of International Material-Asia

By Cameron Hatheway So this is a shorter article compared to the previous ones, simply because I only had two publishers send me review copies. I’m sure the other three nominees are superb (I’ve heard time and again how marvelous 20th Century Boys is, believe me), but I’m only able to review what I have, […]

Countdown To The Eisners – Best Archival Collection/Project – Comic Books

By Cameron Hatheway When diving through the quarter bins at conventions, you’ll always come across quite a few interesting titles from bygone eras. When you dig a little deeper, you’re digging through the past like a comic book archeologist discovering the ruins of a once mighty comic book industry. Before the dark times; before the […]

Countdown To The Eisners – Best Adaptation From Another Medium

by Cameron Hatheway Adaptations can be tricky, no matter what the medium may be. The fans are the ones who will be hardest to please, despite companies/studios/etc trying their best to please the target demographics along with the fans. The results from some adaptations are the uninitiated become interested in the source material, and go […]

Countdown To The Eisners – Best Graphic Album-New

 By Cameron Hatheway If this were the Academy Awards, this may be the grand finale of categories for some fans. It’s certainly a category that people pay attention to, for the winner could be the next big present this holiday season for people to give to friends and family who are trying to get into […]

Eisner Award Voting, And Supernatural Law Donating, Both Tick Down The Days

As ever, Jackie Estrada is running the Eisner Awards, and she would like to remind you, if you work in the comics industry (and surprisingly this includes me, because of the likes of the deservedly non-nominated Avengefuls), the deadline for voting on nominations in the 2013 Eisners is June 12th at midnight. Or, June 13th […]

Countdown To The Eisners – Best Reality-Based Work

by Cameron Hatheway I think the majority of people think their lives are so interesting, that they should share it with the world. If you flip through the television channels, it’s apparent that any nimrod can get their own show nowadays, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it will make for good entertainment. That’s the nice […]

Countdown to the Eisners – Best Anthology

by Cameron Hatheway Single issue comics are expensive. A better use of your money are anthologies, but then again not every story inside could be a winner. But at least you’ll get more bang for your buck with a wider array of writers and artists! Some of the giants of the industry got their starts […]

Countdown To The Eisners – Best Digital Comic

Cameron Hatheway writes; By far one of the fastest growing Eisner categories is digital, because all you need is an internet connection and suddenly you have a plethora of free comics at your fingertips. Creators going the digital route also have less to worry about when it comes to distributing their comic, because there’s less […]

Countdown To The Eisners by Cameron Hatheway – Best Humor Publication

Cameron Hatheway writes; Why is six afraid of seven? Because seven is a registered six-offender. While my own brand of humor should probably never be illustrated in a graphic novel or comic strip format, there are those creators out there who make humor look easy. At a very early age I had a daily helping […]

Countdown To The Eisners – Best Publication For Teens (Ages 13-17)

Cameron Hatheway writes; Ah, that age of rebellion; the teenage years. It doesn’t matter how you try and reason with teens, they think they’re the bees-knees, and you ain’t too hip on the upswing, daddio! With all their YOLOing and texting going on nowadays, it’s a miracle that teenagers are focused enough to read graphic […]

Countdown To The Eisners – Best Publication For Kids (Ages 8-12)

 by Cameron Hatheway It’s a sometimes confusing time to be a kid; they see themselves as too old to be reading children books, but not quite there yet with the more young adult selections. Caught in a prepubescent limbo of sorts, they’re usually open to read anything put in front of them, but at the […]

Countdown To The Eisners – Best Publication For Early Readers (Up To Age 7)

Cameron Hatheway writes; The children are our future. Scary, isn’t it? So before they get a chance to wreak havoc on the world, let us subdue them for a little while longer and introduce them to comic books. Now while these nominees don’t include caterpillars that are very hungry or places where the wild things […]

Countdown To The Eisners by Cameron Hatheway – Best New Series

Cameron Hatheway writes; Hey remember last year when this category didn’t even exist because the judges cited there were ‘not enough contenders that reached the level of quality they were looking for?’ Good times. Glad to see they brought the category back this year, despite axing the Best Limited Series category in its place. As […]

Countdown To The Eisners by Cameron Hatheway – Best Short Story

Cameron Hatheway writes; As many of you know, the 2013 Eisner Nominees were announced last month. Last year I wrote a weekly column on the nominees and who I thought should win, could win, and should have been nominated, and did pretty well with my overall guesstimations. As usual with the Eisners, there were surprises […]

Countdown To The Eisners by Cameron Hatheway – Best Single Issue (Or One-Shot)

Cameron Hatheway writes; Myself being recently single, I thought I would once again have single issues while reading the single issues that were nominated. Especially if the single issue in question had any romantic relationships involved in the story. I have so many issues, you could make a graphic novel out of my life. Until […]

Aftermath Of The Eisners by Cameron Hatheway

Cameron Hatheway writes for Bleeding Cool; So last week at Comic-Con the Eisner Awards happened, and quite a few people went home with miniature spinning globes underneath their arms. In the weeks leading up to the awards ceremony, I was writing articles and sharing my picks with you all, and now we’re going to see […]

Countdown To The Eisners by Cameron Hatheway: Best New Series

Alas, let us focus on the Snuffleupagus in the room. Earlier this year when the Eisner nominees were announced, one category was noticeably absent; the Best New Series category. Rage was spewing on Twitter and message boards from both fans and creators alike, flabbergasted at the naiveté of the Eisner judges and their supposed ignorance […]

Countdown To The Eisners by Cameron Hatheway: Journalism, Design And Related

Cameron Hatheway writes for Bleeding Cool; That’s it people; the voting is over and done for! It’s pining for the fjords! You no longer have the opportunity to vote for the Eisners if you were eligible. However, I still soldier on with this final column. This week we’ll be looking at Best Comics-Related Journalism, Best […]

Countdown To The Eisners by Cameron Hatheway – Best Archival Collections

Cameron Hatheway writes for Bleeding Cool; I turned 25 yesterday, and spent all afternoon relaxing at a local brewery with my family. As I sipped upon my delicious IPA, I could only think of one thing I could have added to make that whole experience a tad-bit more enjoyable; comics. This week we’ll be looking […]