2024 Eisner Awards Finalists – Comic Strips

The San Diego Comic-Con has announced the nominees for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards.

Once again, this year’s nominees in 32 categories reflect the wide range of material being published in the U.S. in comics and graphic novels, representing more than 150 print and online titles from over 60 publishers, produced by creators from all over the world.

It is mostly awards for comic books but there are categories where comic strip related material is included.

We will concentrate on those.

Among the five Best Humor Publication finalists are

I Was a Teenage Michael Jackson Impersonator, and Other Musical Meanderings, by Keith Knight

Macanudo: Optimism Is for the Brave, by Liniers

Best Reality-Based Work nominees include

Three Rocks: The Story of Ernie Bushmiller: The Man Who Created Nancy, by Bill Griffith

Best Graphic Memoir includes

The Talk, by Darrin Bell

The five(six) Best Archival Collection/Project – Strips are all comic strip related:

Dauntless Dames: High-Heeled Heroes of the Comic Strips, edited by Peter Maresca and Trina Robbins

David Wright’s Carol Day: Lance Hallam, edited by Roger Clark, Chris Killackey, and Guy Mills

Popeye Sundays Vol 3: The Sea Hag and Alice the Goon, by E.C. Segar, edited by Conrad Groth and Gary Groth

Walt Disney’s Silly Symphonies 1932-1935: Starring Bucky Bug and Donald Duck, edited by David Gerstein and Walt Disney’s Silly Symphonies 1935-1939: Starring Donald Duck and Big Bad Wolf, edited by David Gerstein

Where I’m Coming From, by Barbara Brandon-Croft, edited by Peggy Burns and Tracy Hurren

The best writer, artist, writer/artist, penciller, inker colorer, story, etc. are reserved for comic book creators. An exception is Bill Griffith being on of the nominees for Best Lettering for his Three Rocks book.

The entire list of nominees can be found at the Comic-Con site.

The Eisner Award trophies will be presented in a gala awards ceremony to be held at the San Diego Hilton Bayfront Hotel during Comic-Con on the evening of July 26 [2024].


Best Webcomic finalists are

Asturias: The Origin of a Flag, by Javi de Castro, https://www.javidecastro.com/asturias-the-origin-of-a-flag

Daughter of a Thousand Faces, by Vel (Velinxi), https://tapas.io/series/daughter-of-a-thousand-faces/info (Tapas)

Lore Olympus, by Rachel Smythe, https://www.webtoons.com/en/romance/lore-olympus/s3-episode-226/viewer?title_no=1320&episode_no=231 (WEBTOON)

Matchmaker, vol. 6, by Cam Marshall at https://matchmakercomic.com/. (Silver Sprocket)

3rd Voice, by Evan Dahm, https://www.webtoons.com/en/canvas/3rd-voice/list?title_no=828919 (WEBTOON)

Unfamiliar, by Haley Newsome: https://tapas.io/series/unfamiliar/info (Tapas)

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