The Eisner Awards 2007

Jeff VanderMeer let me know that the Eisner Awards shortlist was going up this week (Jeff was a judge on the awards this year); I’ve posted the full list of nominees and the press release up on the FPI blog (if you aren’t familiar with it, the Eisners are one of the major comics awards, mostly to the North American published material but with some other works from other countries too). I have that warm feeling booksellers get inside when they see several good books they have been recommending for the last few months turning up on awards shortlists, including the excellent Shooting War for the online comics (hopefully the forthcoming print version will turn up on next year’s awards when it comes out this autumn). If you are looking for some decent graphic novels to read you could do much worse than have a browse through some of the nominees.