Comic-Con International has announced the nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2012! The nominees are chosen by a top notch panel of judges and reflect the wide range of what is being published in the comic world from comics to graphic novels.  Dark Horse Comics has 11 nominations, including two each for the anthology Dark Horse Presents, JeffJensen’s Green River Killer, and Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo. Named for acclaimed comics creator Will Eisner, the awards are in their twenty-fourth year of highlighting the best publications and creators in comics and graphic novels.

Best Short Story
“The Speaker,” by Brandon Graham, in DarkHorse Presents #7

Best Continuing Series
Usagi Yojimbo, by StanSakai

Best Anthology
Dark Horse Presents, editedby Mike Richardson

Best Humor Publication
The Artof Doug Sneyd: A Collection of Playboy Cartoons
Chimichanga, by Eric Powell
Milk& Cheese: Dairy Products Gone Bad, by Evan Dorkin

Best Reality-Based Work
GreenRiver Killer: A True Detective Story, by Jeff Jensen and Jonathan Case

Best U.S.Edition of International Material
TheManara Library, vol. 1: Indian Summerand Other Stories, by Milo Manarawith Hugo Pratt

Best Writer
Jeff Jensen, GreenRiver Killer: A True Detective Story

Best Lettering
Tom Orzechowski, ManaraLibrary, with L. Lois Buhalis
Stan Sakai, Usagi Yojimbo


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