Eisners announce 14 nominations for Image Comics

April 22, 2015

In celebration, digital editions of all nominated titles are on sale for a limited time

Comic-Con International announced the nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2015 this morning. Seven nominations were for books published by Image Comics, and an additional seven nominations were shared with other publishers, bringing the total nominations for Image Comics to 14. In celebration of the industry’s support of creator-owned comics, digital editions of all nominated titles are on sale at ComiXology, Google Play, and iBooks.


Best Single Issue (One-Shot):


Best Continuing Series:

  • SAGA by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
  • SOUTHERN BASTARDS by Jason Aaron & Jason Latour
  • THE WALKING DEAD by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, & Stefano Gaudiano (Image/Skybound)

Best New Series:

  • THE FADE OUT by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips
  • THE WICKED + THE DIVINE by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie

Best Writer:

  • Jason Aaron, SOUTHERN BASTARDS (shared nomination)
  • Kelly Sue DeConnick, PRETTY DEADLY (shared nomination)
  • Brian K. Vaughan, SAGA (shared nomination)

Best Penciller/Inker:

  • Mike Allred, MADMAN IN YOUR FACE 3D SPECIAL (shared nomination)
  • Fiona Staples, SAGA

Best Cover Artist:

  • Jamie McKelvie/Matthew Wilson, THE WICKED + THE DIVINE (shared nomination)

Best Coloring:

  • Laura Allred, MADMAN IN YOUR FACE 3D SPECIAL (shared nomination)
  • Matthew Wilson, THE WICKED + THE DIVINE (shared nomination)

“I could not be more proud of all the phenomenally brilliant men and women currently working with us right now, and seeing so many of them nominated for these awards is always extremely gratifying,” said Eric Stephenson, publisher at Image Comics. “Few things make me happier than watching all these incredible people follow their dreams by turning exciting ideas into amazing comics, and I think our strong showing on this year’s Eisner ballot only further emphasizes the importance and vitality of creator-owned comics.”

In celebration of the nominated series, Image Comics is running a sale on all the digital editions of the following nominated titles—available on ComiXology, Google Play, and Apple iBooks—through April 26, 2015: THE WALKING DEAD, THE FADE OUT, THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, SOUTHERN BASTARDS, PRETTY DEADLY, SAGA, and MADMAN IN YOUR FACE 3D SPECIAL.

Voting for the awards will be open soon at www.eisnervote.com. All professionals in the comic book industry are eligible to vote. The results of the voting will be announced in a gala awards ceremony on the evening of Friday, July 10 at Comic-Con International in San Diego.


Named for acclaimed comics creator the Will Eisner, the awards are celebrating their 26th year of highlighting the best publications and creators in comics and graphic novels.