LOS ANGELES, CA (June 9, 2021) – BOOM! Studios is proud to announce it has received nine total nominations in the 2021 Eisner Awards, honoring the best in the comic book industry. This includes five nominations for BOOM! Studios releases including nominations for each of its diverse imprints – BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM! & Archaia – along with four shared nominations in 2021.
The full list of nominated comics and talent are below:
Best New Series: We Only Find Them When They’re Dead by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo
Best Publication for Early Readers: Bear by Ben Queen and Joe Todd-Stanton
Best Reality-Based Work: Big Black: Stand at Attica by Frank “Big Black” Smith, Jared Reinmuth, and Améziane
Best Adaptation from Another Medium: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Ryan North, and Albert Monteys
Best Cover Artist: Simone Di Meo, We Only Find Them When They’re Dead
Best Writer: James Tynion IV, Something Is Killing the Children, Wynd (BOOM! Studios); Batman (DC); The Department of Truth (Image); Razorblades (Tiny Onion)
Best Cover Artist: Jamal Campbell, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (BOOM! Studios); Far Sector (Image)
Best Cover Artist: Peach Momoko, Buffy the Vampire Slayer #19, Mighty Morphin #2, Something is Killing the Children #12, Power Rangers #1 (BOOM! Studios); DIE!namite, Vampirella (Dynamite); The Crow: Lethe, Read Only Memories, Usagi Yojimbo: Wanderer’s Road (IDW); Marvel Variants (Marvel); Horizon Zero Dawn(Titan)
Best Lettering: Deron Bennett, Bear, The Sacrifice of Darkness (Archaia); King of Nowhere, Something is Killing the Children, We Only Find Them When They’re Dead (BOOM! Studios); Far Sector, Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red, Martian Manhunter (DC); Excellence (Skybound/Image); A Dark Interlude, Dark One, Relics of Youth, Resonant, Shadow Service, Vampire: The Masquerade: Winter’s Teeth(Vault); Ping Pong (VIZ Media)
“On behalf of BOOM! Studios and our creative partners, we are absolutely thrilled and honored to have such a diverse selection of our comics and graphic novels from 2020 recognized by the Eisner Awards committee,” said Matt Gagnon, Editor-in-Chief, BOOM! Studios. “It is a true testament to the skill and dedication of everyone involved, and reflects our company’s commitment to making comics for everyone. Congratulations to all the nominees!”
The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are presented under the auspices of Comic-Con International, a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of and appreciation for comics and related popular artforms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contributions of comics to art and culture. A full list of nominees can be found at the Eisner Award website.