Comic-Con is proud to announce the nominees for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards for 2024. The nominations are for works published between January 1 and December 31, 2023 and were chosen by a blue ribbon panel of judges.

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.

Image and DC received the most nominations: Image with 17 (plus 8 shared) and DC with 13 (plus 8 shared). Image’s nominees span a spectrum of titles, with multiple nominations for The Cull, Black Cloak, and Transformers. Topping DC’s nominees are Birds of Prey, Detective Comics, Shazam!, and Nightwing.

Fantagraphics has 11 nominations, once again dominating the Archival Collection categories, with 3 in the Comic Strip category and 2 in the Comic Book category. First Second‘s 10 nominations include 3 for Emily Carroll’s A Guest in the House (Best Graphic Album, Best Writer/Artist, Best Letterer) and 3 in the Best Graphic Memoir category: Thien Pham’s Family Style, Dan Santat’s A First Time for Everything, and Deb JJ Lee’s In Limbo.

Among IDW’s 9 nominations (plus 4 shared) are 2 for Alvaro Ortiz’s Ashes (Best Graphic Album, Best U.S. Edition of International Material) and 2 for Godzilla: Here There Be Dragons, by Frank Tieri and Inaki Miranda (Best Limited Series, Best Penciller/Inker). Roaming by cousins Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki led Drawn & Quarterly’s 8 nominations with nods for Best Graphic Album, Best Writer, and Best Penciller/Inker.

Marvel Comics received 5 nominations (plus 3 shared), while Dark Horse had 4 (plus 1 shared), including 2 in the Best Comics-Related Book category. Penguin Random House imprints have 5 nominations, including 3 young readers titles from Penguin Workshop.

Other publishers with multiple nominations include Yen Press (4), Abrams ComicArts and Titan Comics (each with 3 plus 1 shared), Europe Comics (3), Magnetic Press (3), Oni Press (3), VIZ Media (3), Comixology Originals (2 plus 2 shared), and DSTLRY (2 plus 1 shared). Eleven companies have 2 nominations each, and another 35 companies or individuals have 1 nomination or 2–3 shared nominations each.

Besides Roaming, other graphic novels with 3 nominations are Three Rocks: The Story of Ernie Bushmiller: The Man Who Created Nancy, by Bill Griffith (Best Reality-Based Work, Best Writer/Artist, Best Lettering; Abrams), and Blacksad, Vol 7: They All Fall Down, Part 2, by Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido (Best U.S. Edition of International Material, Best Painter, Best Digital Comic; Europe Comics).

When it comes to creators, Kelly Thompson leads the pack with 5 nominations: Best Continuing Series for Birds of Prey, Best Limited Series for The Cull, Best New Series for Black Cloak, Best Humor Publication for It’s Jeff, and Best Writer. Besides Emily Carroll, Juano Guarnido, and Bill Griffith, the only other creator with 3 nominations is Tom Taylor (Best Single Issue, Best Continuing Series, and Best Writer for Nightwing). Individuals with 2 nominations include Jason Sean Alexander, Becky Cloonan, Scott Dunbier, Erica Henderson, Daniel Warren Johnson, Tom King, Tula Lotay, Inaki Miranda, Mokumokuren, Dan Mora, Ryan North, Alvaro Ortiz, Mariko and Jillian Tamaki, and Mark Waid.

Named for acclaimed comics creator Will Eisner, the awards are celebrating their 36th year of bringing attention to and highlighting the best publications and creators in comics and graphic novels. The 2024 Eisner Awards judging panel consists of educator/comics creator Ryan Claytor, author/editor/educator N. C. Christopher Couch, retailer/academic Andréa Gilroy, writer/editor Joseph Illidge, retailer Mathias Lewis, and author/public school librarian Jillian Rudes.

Voting for the awards is being held online using a two-step process. The first step is for prospective voters to apply at . After filling out the form, eligible voters will be invited to go to the ballot and cast their votes. Those who previously registered will automatically be invited to fill out the new ballot. All professionals in the comic book industry are eligible to vote. The deadline for voting is June 6. New voters must have registered by May 30 in order to be invited to the ballot. Questions about the voting process should be sent to the Eisner Awards administrator, Jackie Estrada at

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.



  • “Friendship Is Forever,” by Sam Maggs and Keisha Okafor, in My Little Pony 40th Celebration (IDW)
  • “The Kelpie,” by Becky Cloonan, in Four Gathered on Christmas Eve (Dark Horse)
  • “The Lady of the Lake,” by Joe S. Farrar and Guilherme Grandizolli, in BUMP: A Horror Anthology #3 (BUMP)
  • “Talking to a Hill,” by Larry Hancock and Michael Cherkas, in Comics for Ukraine (Zoop)
  • “World’s Finest, Part 1,” by Tom King and Belen Ortega, in Wonder Woman #3 (DC)


  • Horologist, by Jared Lee and Cross (Grim Film)
  • Nightwing #105, by Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo (DC)
  • Star Trek: Day of Blood—Shax’s Best Day, by Ryan North and Derek Charm (IDW)
  • Superman 2023 Annual, by Joshua Williamson and others (DC)
  • Sweet Paprika: Black, White, & Pink, by Mirka Andolfo and others (Image)


  • Birds of Prey, by Kelly Thompson and Leonardo Basto Romero (DC)
  • Nightwing, by Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo (DC Comics)
  • Shazam! by Mark Waid and Dan Mora (DC)
  • Transformers, by Daniel Warren Johnson (Image Skybound)
  • Wonder Woman, by Tom King and Daniel Sampere (DC)


  • The Cull, by Kelly Thompson and Mattia De Iulis (Image)
  • Godzilla: Here There Be Dragons, by Frank Tieri and Inaki Miranda (IDW)
  • Kill Your Darlings, by Ethan S. Parker, Griffin Sheridan, and Robert Quinn (Image)
  • PeePee PooPoo, by Caroline Cash (Silver Sprocket)
  • Superman: Lost, by Christopher Priest and Carlo Pagulayan (DC)


  • Beneath the Trees Where Nobody Sees, by Patrick Horvath (IDW)
  • Black Cloak, by Kelly Thompson and Meredith McClaren (Image)
  • Local Man, by Tim Seeley and Tony Fleecs (Image)
  • Phantom Road, by Jeff Lemire and Gabriel Hernández Walta (Image)
  • Somna: A Bedtime Story, by Becky Cloonan and Tula Lotay (DSTLRY)


  • Bigfoot and Nessie: The Art of Getting Noticed, by Chelsea M. Campbell and Laura Knetzger (Penguin Workshop/Penguin Random House)
  • Burt the Beetle Lives Here! by Ashley Spires (Kids Can Press)
  • Go-Go Guys, by Rowboat Watkins (Chronicle Books)
  • The Light Inside, by Dan Misdea (Penguin Workshop/Penguin Random House)
  • Milk and Mocha: Our Little Happiness, by Melani Sie (Andrews McMeel)
  • Tacos Today: El Toro & Friends, by Raúl the Third (HarperCollins/Versify)


  • Buzzing, by Samuel Sattin and Rye Hickman (Little, Brown Ink)
  • Mabuhay!, by Zachary Sterling (Scholastic Graphix)
  • Mexikid: A Graphic Memoir, by Pedro Martín (Dial Books for Young Readers/Penguin Young Readers)
  • Missing You, by Phellip Willian and Melissa Garabeli. translation by Fabio Ramos (Oni Press)
  • Saving Sunshine, by Saadia Faruqi and Shazleen Khan (First Second/Macmillan)


  • Blackward, by Lawrence Lindell (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Danger and Other Unknown Risks, by Ryan North and Erica Henderson (Penguin Workshop/Penguin Random House)
  • Frontera, by Julio Anta and Jacoby Salcedo (HarperAlley)
  • Lights, by Brenna Thummler (Oni Press)
  • Monstrous: A Transracial Adoption Story, by Sarah Myer (First Second/Macmillan)
  • My Girlfriend’s Child, vol. 1, by Mamoru Aoi, translation by Hana Allen (Seven Seas)


  • How to Love: A Guide to Feelings & Relationships for Everyone, by Alex Norris (Candlewick/Walker Books)
  • I Was a Teenage Michael Jackson Impersonator, and Other Musical Meanderings, by Keith Knight (Keith Knight Press)
  • It’s Jeff: The Jeff-Verse , by Kelly Thompson and Gurihiru (Marvel)
  • Macanudo: Optimism Is for the Brave, by Liniers (Fantagraphics)
  • The Yakuza’s Bias, by Teki Yatsuda. translation by Max Greenway (Kodansha)


  • Comics for Ukraine, edited by Scott Dunbier (Zoop)
  • Deep Cuts, by Kyle Higgins, Joe Clark, Danilo Beyruth, and others (Image)
  • The Devil’s Cut, edited by Will Dennis (DSTLRY)
  • Marvel Age #1000, edited by Tom Brevoort (Marvel)
  • The Out Side: Trans & Nonbinary Comics, edited by The Kao, Min Christensen, and David Daneman (Andrews McMeel)
  • Swan Songs by W. Maxwell Prince and others (Image)


  • Are You Willing to Die for the Cause? by Chris Oliveros (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Last on His Feet: Jack Johnson and the Battle of the Century, by Adrian Matejka and Youssef Daoudi (Liveright)
  • Messenger: The Legend of Muhammad Ali, by Marc Bernardin and Ron Salas (First Second/Macmillan)
  • Thing: Inside the Struggle for Animal Personhood, by Samuel Machado and Cynthia Sousa Machado with Steven M. Wise (Island Press)
  • Three Rocks: The Story of Ernie Bushmiller: The Man Who Created Nancy, by Bill Griffith (Abrams ComicArts)


  • Family Style: Memories of an American from Vietnam, by Thien Pham (First Second/Macmillan)
  • A First Time for Everything, by Dan Santat (First Second/Macmillan)
  • In Limbo, by Deb JJ Lee (First Second/Macmillan)
  • Memento Mori, by Tiitu Takalo, translation by Maria Schroderus (Oni Press)
  • Sunshine: How One Camp Taught Me About Life, Death, and Hope, by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Scholastic Graphix)
  • The Talk, by Darrin Bell (Henry Holt)


  • Ashes, by Álvaro Ortiz, translation by Eva Ibarzabal (Top Shelf/IDW)
  • Eden II, by K. Wroten (Fantagraphics)
  • A Guest in the House, by Emily Carroll (First Second/Macmillan)
  • Parasocial, by Alex De Campi and Erica Henderson (Image)
  • Roaming, by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki (Drawn & Quarterly)


  • Doctor Strange: Fall Sunrise Treasury Edition, by Tradd Moore (Marvel)
  • The Good Asian, by Pornsak Pichetshote and Alexandre Tefenkgi (Image)
  • Hip Hop Family Tree: The Omnibus, by Ed Piskor (Fantagraphics)
  • Orange Complete Series Box Set, by Ichigo Takano, translation by Amber Tamosaitis (Seven Seas)
  • Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons, by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Phil Jimenez, Gene Ha, and Nicola Scott (DC)


  • Bea Wolf, adapted by Zach Weinersmith and Boulet (First Second/Macmillan)
  • #DRCL midnight children, vol. 1, based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula, by Shin’ichi Sakamoto, translation by Caleb Cook (VIZ Media)
  • H.P. Lovecraft’s The Shadow over Innsmouth, adapted by Gou Tanabe, translation by Zack Davisson (Dark Horse Manga)
  • The Monkey KingThe Complete Odyssey, adapted by Chaiko, translation by Dan Christensen (Magnetic)
  • Watership Down, by Richard Adams, adapted by James Sturm and Joe Sutphin (Ten Speed Graphic)


  • Ashes, by Álvaro Ortiz, translation by Eva Ibarzabal (Top Shelf/IDW)
  • Blacksad, Vol 7: They All Fall Down, Part 2, by Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido, translation by Diana Schutz and Brandon Kander (Europe Comics)
  • A Boy Named Rose, by Gaëlle Geniller, translation by Fabrice Sapolsky (Fairsquare Comics)
  • The Great Beyond, by Léa Murawiec, translation by Aleshia Jensen (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Shubeik Lubeik, by Deena Mohamed (Pantheon Books/Penguin Random House)
  • Spa, by Erik Svetoft, translation by Melissa Bowers (Fantagraphics)


  • #DRCL midnight children, vol. 1, based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula, by Shin’ichi Sakamoto, translation by Caleb Cook (VIZ Media)
  • Goodbye, Eri, by Tatsuki Fujimoto, translation by Amanda Haley (VIZ Media)
  • The Horizon, vol. 1, by JH, translation by ULTRAMEDIA Co. Ltd. (Yen/Ize Press)
  • My Picture Diary, by Fujiwara Maki, translation by Ryan Holmberg (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • River’s Edge, by Kyoko Okazaki, translation by Alexa Frank (Kodansha)
  • The Summer Hikaru Died, vol. 1, by Mokumokuren, translation by Ajani Oloye (Yen Press)


  • Dauntless Dames: High-Heeled Heroes of the Comic Strips, edited by Peter Maresca and Trina Robbins (Sunday Press/Fantagraphics)
  • David Wright’s Carol Day: Lance Hallam, edited by Roger Clark, Chris Killackey, and Guy Mills (Slingsby Bros, Ink!)
  • Popeye Sundays Vol 3: The Sea Hag and Alice the Goon, by E.C. Segar, edited by Conrad Groth and Gary Groth (Fantagraphics)
  • Walt Disney’s Silly Symphonies 1932-1935: Starring Bucky Bug and Donald Duck and Walt Disney’s Silly Symphonies 1935-1939: Starring Donald Duck and Big Bad Wolf, edited by David Gerstein (Fantagraphics)
  • Where I’m Coming From, by Barbara Brandon-Croft, edited by Peggy Burns and Tracy Hurren (Drawn & Quarterly)


  • Adventures Into Terror: The Atlas Comics Library, vol. 1, edited by Michael J. Vassallo (Fantagraphics)
  • All-Negro Comics 75th Anniversary Edition, edited by Chris Robinson (Very GOOD Books)
  • The Ballad of Halo Jones Full Colour Omnibus, by Alan Moore and Ian Gibson, edited by Olivia Hicks (2000AD/Rebellion)
  • The John Severin Westerns Featuring American Eagle, edited by Michael Dean (Fantagraphics)
  • Michael Golden’s Marvel Stories Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)


  • Stephen Graham Jones, Earthdivers (IDW)
  • Mariko Tamaki, Roaming (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Tom Taylor, Nightwing, Titans (DC)
  • Kelly Thompson, Birds of Prey, Harley Quinn, Black White and Redder (DC); Black Cloak, The Cull (Image); It’s Jeff, Captain Marvel (Marvel)
  • Mark Waid, Batman/Superman: World’s Finest, Shazam!, World’s Finest: Teen Titans (DC)
  • G. Willow Wilson, Poison Ivy (DC); Hunger and the Dusk (IDW)


  • Emily Carroll, A Guest in the House (First Second/Macmillan)
  • Bill Griffith, Three Rocks (Abrams ComicArts)
  • Daniel Warren Johnson, Transformers (Image Skybound)
  • Mokumokuren, The Summer Hikaru Died, vol. 1 (Yen Press)
  • Zoe Thorogood, Hack/Slash: Back To School (Image)
  • Tillie Walden, Clementine Book Two (Image Skybound)


  • Jason Shawn Alexander, Detective Comics (DC); Killadelphia, with Germán Erramouspe (Image)
  • Tula Lotay, Barnstormers: A Ballad of Love and Murder (Comixology Originals/Best Jackett)
  • Inaki Miranda, Godzilla: Here There Be Dragons (IDW)
  • Dan Mora, Batman/Superman: World’s Finest, Shazam! (DC)
  • Chris Samnee, Fire Power (Image Skybound)
  • Jillian Tamaki, Roaming (Drawn & Quarterly)


  • Jason Shawn Alexander, Blacula: Return of the King (Zombie Love Studios)
  • Chaiko, The Monkey King (Magnetic)
  • Juanjo Guarnido, Blacksad, Vol 7: They All Fall Down, Part 2 (Europe Comics)
  • Liam Sharp, Nocterra: Nemesis Special (Best Jackett); Starhenge: The Dragon and the Boar (Image)
  • Martin Simmonds, Universal Monsters: Dracula (Image Skybound)
  • Sana Takeda, The Night Eaters: Her Little Reapers (Abrams ComicArts); Monstress (Image)


  • Jen Bartel, DC Pride 2023, Fire & Ice: Welcome to Smallville #1 (DC); Captain Marvel: Dark Tempest #1, Demon Wars: Scarlet Sin #1, Scarlet Witch #9, Sensational She-Hulk (Marvel)
  • Evan Cagle, Detective Comics (DC)
  • Jenny Frison, Alice Never After #1, BRZRKR: Fallen Empire and other alternate covers (BOOM! Studios); Knight Terrors: Harley Quinn #1–2, Poison Ivy #8, (DC)
  • E. M. Gist, Expanse Dragon Tooth #1, Something Is Killing the Children #28 & Wild’s End, vol 2 and other alternate covers (BOOM! Studios); Amazing Spider-Man #23, Doctor Aphra #36, Moon Knight #3, Nightcrawlers #1, Wolverine  (Marvel)
  • Peach Momoko, Demon Wars: Scarlet Sin, various alternate covers (Marvel)
  • Dan Mora, Coda , Damn Them All #4, MMPR 30th Anniversary Special Rare Flavours  and other alternate covers (BOOM! Studios); Batman/Superman: World’s Finest, Outsiders #1, Poison Ivy #9, Shazam!, Titans #1 (DC)


  • Jordie Bellaire, Batman, Birds of Prey (DC); Dark Spaces: Hollywood Special (IDW)
  • Matt Hollingsworth, Captain America, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, Punisher (Marvel)
  • Lee Loughridge, Red Zone (AWA); Edgeworld, Grammaton Punch, Nostalgia (Comixology Originals); The Devil’s Cut, Gone, Somna (DSTLRY)Star Trek (IDW); Killadelphia (Image); Hunt. Kill. Repeat. (Mad Cave)
  • Dave McCaig, The Sacrificers (Image), The Walking Dead Deluxe (Image Skybound)
  • Dean White, Conan the Barbarian (Titan Comics)


  • Emily Carroll, A Guest in the House (First Second/Macmillan)
  • Benoit Dehan and Lauren Bowes, Inside the Mind of Sherlock Holmes (Titan Comics)
  • Bill Griffith, Three Rocks (Abrams ComicArts)
  • Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, The Unlikely Story of Felix and Macabber, The Witcher: Wild Animals, and others (Dark Horse); Batman: City of Madness, The Flash, Poison Ivy, and others (DC); Black Cat Social Club (Humanoids); Beneath the Trees Where Nobody Sees (IDW); The Cull, What’s the Furthest Place from Here? (Image); and others
  • Richard Starkings, Barnstormers: A Ballad of Love and Murder, Canary (Comixology Originals/Best Jackett); Parliament of Rooks (Comixology); Astro City, Battle Chasers (Image); Conan the Barbarian (Titan Comics)
  • Rus Wooton, Monstress, The Sacrificers (Image); Fire Power, Kroma, Transformers, The Walking Dead Deluxe, Universal Monsters: Dracula, Void Rivals (Image Skybound); Hunt. Kill. Repeat.A Legacy of Violence, Nature’s Labyrinth (Mad Cave)


  • The Comics Journal #309; edited by Gary Groth, Kristy Valenti, and Austin English (Fantagraphics)
  • “The Indirect Market,” by Brandon Schatz and Danica LeBlanc,
  • Rob Salkowitz, for Forbes,, Publishers Weekly
  • SKTCHD, by David Harper,
  • SOLRAD: The Online Literary Magazine for Comics, (Fieldmouse Press)


  • Bryan Talbot: Father of the British Graphic Novel, by J. D. Harlock and Bryan Talbot (Brainstorm Studios)
  • Confabulation: An Anecdotal Autobiography, by Dave Gibbons (Dark Horse)
  • Flamed Out: The Underground Adventures and Comix Genius of Willy Murphy, edited by Nicki Michaels, Ted Richards, and Mark Burstein (Fantagraphics)
  • I Am the Law: How Judge Dredd Predicted Our Future, by Michael Molcher (Rebellion)
  • The Pacific Comics Companion, by Stephan Friedt and Jon B. Cooke (TwoMorrows)
  • Thalamus: The Art of Dave McKean (Dark Horse)


  • Asian Political Cartoons, by John A. Lent (University Press of Mississippi)
  • The Claremont Run: Subverting Gender in the X- Men, by J. Andrew Deman (University of Texas Press)
  • Desegregating Comics: Debating Blackness in the Golden Age of American Comics, edited by Qiana Whitted (Rutgers University Press)
  • If Shehrazad Drew: Critical Writings on Arab Comics, by George Khoury-Jad (Sawaf Center for Arab Comics Studies and American University of Beirut Press)
  • In Visible Archives: Queer and Feminist Visual Culture in the 1980s, by Margaret Galvan (University of Minnesota Press)
  • Super Bodies: Comic Book Illustration, Artistic Styles, and Narrative Impact, by Jeffrey A. Brown (University of Texas Press)


  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein boxed set, designed by Mike Kennedy (Magnetic)
  • Gratuitous Ninja, by Ronald Wimberly, designed by Chloe Scheffe (Beehive Books)
  • Inside the Mind of Sherlock Holmes, designed by Benoit Dahan andDonna Askem (Titan Comics) 
  • Iron Maiden: Piece of Mind, designed by Josh Bernstein and Rob Schwager (Z2)
  • Toilet-bound Hanako-kun First Stall Box Set, designed by Wendy Chan (Yen Press)



  • Blacksad, Vol 7: They All Fall Down, Part 2. by Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido, translation by Diana Schutz and Brandon Kander (Europe Comics)
  • Friday, by Ed Brubaker and Marcos Martin, vols. 7–8 (Panel Syndicate)
  • Parliament of Rooks, by Abigail Jill Harding (Comixology Originals)
  • Practical Defense Against Piracy, by Tony Cliff (
  • A Witch’s Guide to Burning, by Aminder Dhaliwal (

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