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Title: Eisner Awards 2010
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 12, 2010, 06:57:06 AM
http://www.avclub.com/articles/eisner-award-nominees-announced,39966/

I never pay that close attention to them, but I'm always interested in their picks.  I'm really glad that Naoki Urasawa is getting some props for 20th Century Boys (one of my all time favourites) and interestingly, the "Best Comics for Teens is interesting (did they have it last year) since my Mom asked me to help a woman name some great comics for the library at her middle school.
Title: Re: Eisner Awards 2010
Post by: Edward J Grug III on April 13, 2010, 08:16:14 PM
I haven't been reading many comics that weren't old newspaper reprints or French comics, so I should take a look at some of the books on the list.
Title: Re: Eisner Awards 2010
Post by: Sharktopus on April 13, 2010, 09:38:48 PM
But comic books are for illiterates and children.
Title: Re: Eisner Awards 2010
Post by: Edward J Grug III on April 13, 2010, 09:47:20 PM
You are.
Title: Re: Eisner Awards 2010
Post by: Sharktopus on April 13, 2010, 09:49:09 PM
You are.

...hilariously sarcastic? Why thank you.
Title: Re: Eisner Awards 2010
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 16, 2010, 06:45:43 AM
I recommend 20th Century Boys, from the creator of Monster.  It's a cool thriller/adventure about a man who discovers someone (lnown only as Friend)started a cult based on his own childhood nostalgia.
Title: Re: Eisner Awards 2010
Post by: ManUnderMask on April 16, 2010, 05:00:35 PM
I hope Walking Dead wins, because it's awesome and Robert Kirkman called me Captain Sissy.  ;D
Title: Re: Eisner Awards 2010
Post by: mattwnelson on May 19, 2010, 08:12:32 PM
Stan Sakai is on there as usual, I see... He's so great. I've been reading Usagi for nigh-on 20 years and it still entertains me. He needs to get some kind of lifetime achievement award or something if he hasn't already. Nice to see Irredeemable on there for best new series as well. I just read the first volume and it's pretty entertaining, though I have to admit that the spinoff series, Incorruptible, intrigues me more. I've read Far Arden, which is on the Teens section, and I seem to recall it being very entertaining. I swear, most of the really good graphic novels I read these days are aimed at the teen market. Makes me feel like the writers aiming at us oldsters need to step it the heck up. :D On the adaptations site, Darwyn Cooke's adaptation of Parker: The Hunter is phenomenal, though the protagonist was, at least to me, a completely abominable character. ...And in the collections I just discovered that there's a Complete Rocketeer. Dang you comics publishers and your INSATIABLE LUST FOR MY MONEY.

Thanks for posting this!

M@
Title: Re: Eisner Awards 2010
Post by: AmazingThor on June 02, 2010, 12:47:11 PM
I only pay attention to the Latin Eisners.