The Center for Cartoon Studies in the Eisners, 2017!

On a Sunbeam, Exists, Blammo 9, and Ape and Armadillo covers

The 2017 Eisner nominees have been announced, and we have some excellent folks from The Center for Cartoon Studies in there.

On a Sunbeam, by Tillie Walden (’16) is up for Best Digital Comic.

Exits, by Daryl Seitchik (’18) through Koyama, is up for Best Graphic Album, New.

Ape and Armadillo Take Over the World, by James Sturm (CCS cofounder) through Toon Books, is up for Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8).

Blammo #9, by Noah Van Sciver (’15-’16 fellow) through Kilgore Books, is up for Best Single Issue / One Shot.

Page from On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden

  • Exits, by Daryl Seitchik (’18) through Koyama, is up for Best Graphic Album, New.
    • Rob Clough, The Comis Journal: “Those scenes establish how desperately Claire wants to control how she is seen, and the helplessness she feels in dealing with that gaze….”
    • James Ardis, Heavy Feather Review: “The true joy of reading Exits is watching Seitchik fuse multiple unsettling details into one, clear image of neurosis.”
    • John Seven, The Beat: “Daryl Seitchik takes a fairly obvious, well-worn bit of symbolism and manages to make the readers’ familiarity with it into one of the work’s strengths.”

Page from Exits by Daryl Seitchik

Page from Blammo #9 by Noah Van Sciver

Spread from Ape and Armadillo by James Sturm

The nominators this year were Alan Campbell, longtime member of the Comic-Con International Board of Directors; Rob Clough, writing about comics since 2001; Jamie Newbold, owner of Southern California Comics in San Diego, CA; Robert Moses Peaslee, associate professor and chair in the Department of Journalism & Electronic Media at Texas Tech University; Dawn Rutherford, teen services coordinator for Sno-Isle Libraries in Washington State. Martha Thomases, writer at ComicMix.

Professionals in the comics industry can vote until June 16!

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