Comic-Con International has announced the 2023 nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. Nominees were chosen for 32 categories, with 50 publishers represented by 150 titles in print and online. The Eisner Awards will be presented at Comic-Con on July 21, 2023.

Image leads the nominations with 20 (plus 6 shared), followed by DC with 11 (plus 5 shared). Fantagraphics has 13 nominations, Marvel has 9 (plus 3 shared), and Dark Horse has 9 (plus 2 shared). Abrams has 7 (plus 1 shared), Drawn & Quarterly and Z2 each have 6, IDW has 5, and First Second has 4 (plus 1 shared).

Zoe Thorogood leads the nominations for creators with 5, Thomas Woodruff and Tom King have 4, then Sean Phillips, Bruno Redondo, Mark Russell, Sana Takeda, James Tynion IV, and Chip Zdarsky each have 3.

The 2023 Eisner Award Nominees are:

Best Short Story

  • “The Beekeeper’s Due” by Jimmy Stamp and Débora Santos in Scott Snyder Presents: Tales from the Cloakroom (Cloakroom Comics)
  • “Finding Batman” by Kevin Conroy and J. Bone in DC Pride 2022 (DC)
  • “Good Morning” by Christopher Cantwell and Alex Lins in Moon Knight: Black, White & Blood #4 (Marvel)
  • “Silent All These Years” by Margaret Atwood and David Mack in Tori Amos: Little Earthquakes (Z2)
  • “You Get It” by Jonathan Hickman and Marco Checchetto in Amazing Fantasy #1000 (Marvel)

Best Single Issue/One-Shot

  • Batman: One Bad Day: The Riddler by Tom King and Mitch Gerads (DC)
  • Mary Jane & Black Cat Beyond by Jed Mackay and C.F. Villa (Marvel)
  • Moon Knight: Black, White, and Blood #3 edited by Tom Brevoort (Marvel)
  • Star Trek #400 edited by Heather Antos (IDW)
  • A Vicious Circle Book 1 by Mattson Tomlin and Lee Bermejo (BOOM! Studios)

Best Continuing Series

  • Daredevil by Chip Zdarsky, Marco Checchetto, and Rafael de Latorre (Marvel)
  • The Department of Truth by James Tynion IV and Martin Simmonds (Image)
  • Killadelphia by Rodney Barnes and Jason Shawn Alexander (Image)
  • The Nice House on the Lake by James Tynion IV and Alvaro Martinez Bueno (DC)
  • Nightwing by Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo (DC)
  • She-Hulk by Rainbow Rowell, Rogê Antônio, Luca Maresca, and Takeshi Miyazawa (Marvel)

Best Limited Series

  • Animal Castle by Xavier Dorison and Felix Delep (Ablaze)
  • Batman: One Bad Day edited by Dave Wielgosz and Jessica Berbey (DC)
  • The Human Target by Tom King and Greg Smallwood (DC)
  • Miracleman by Gaiman & Buckingham: The Silver Age by Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham (Marvel)
  • Superman: Space Age by Mark Russell, Michael Allred, and Laura Allred (DC)

Best New Series

  • The Atonement Bell by Jim Ousley and Tyler B. Ruff (Red 5)
  • Love Everlasting by Tom King and Elsa Charretier (Image)
  • Public Domain by Chip Zdarsky (Image)
  • Star Trek by Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, and Ramon Rosanas (IDW)
  • Traveling to Mars by Mark Russell and Roberto Meli (Ablaze)

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8)

  • Beneath The Trees: A Fine Summer by Dav (Magnetic Press)
  • Fox + Chick: Up and Down: and Other Stories by Sergio Ruzzier (Chronicle Books)
  • Grumpy Monkey Who Threw That? by Suzanne Lang and Max Lang (Random House Studio)
  • Hey, Bruce!: An Interactive Book by Ryan Higgins (Disney/Hyperion)
  • The Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster! by Mo Willems (Union Square Kids)

Best Publication for Kids (ages 9-12)

  • Adventuregame Comics: Leviathan by Jason Shiga (Amulet/Abrams)
  • Frizzy by Claribel A. Ortega and Rose Bousamra (First Second/Macmillan)
  • Isla To Island by Alexis Castellanos (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster)
  • Little Monarchs by Jonathan Case (Margaret Ferguson Books/Holiday House)
  • Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas (HarperAlley)

Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17)

  • Chef's Kiss by Jarrett Melendez and Danica Brine (Oni)
  • Clementine Book One by Tillie Walden (Image Skybound)
  • Do A Powerbomb! by Daniel Warren Johnson (Image)
  • Heartstopper Volume 4 by Alice Oseman (Scholastic Graphix)
  • Wash Day Diaries by Jamila Rowser and Robyn Smith (Chronicle Books)

Best Humor Publication

  • Cryptid Club by Sarah Andersen (Andrews McMeel)
  • I Hate This Place by Kyle Starks and Artyom Topilin (Image Skybound)
  • Killer Queens by David Booher and Claudia Balboni (Dark Horse)
  • Mr. Lovenstein Presents: Failure by J.L. Westover (Image Skybound)
  • Revenge of the Librarians by Tom Gauld (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best Anthology

  • Creepshow edited by Alex Antone and Jon Moisan (Image Skybound)
  • The Illustrated Al: The Songs of “Weird Al” Yankovic edited by Josh Bernstein (Z2)
  • The Nib Magazine edited by Matt Bors (Nib)
  • Sensory: Life on the Spectrum edited by Bex Ollerton (Andrews McMeel)
  • Tori Amos: Little Earthquakes, The Graphic Album edited by Rantz Hoseley (Z2)

Best Reality-Based Work

  • Alfred Hitchcock: The Master of Suspense by Noël Simsolo and Dominique Hé, translation by Montana Kane (NBM)
  • Alice Guy: First Lady of Film by José-Louis Bocquet and Catel Muller, translation by Edward Gauvin (SelfMadeHero)
  • But I Live: Three Stories of Child Survivors of the Holocaust edited by Charlotte Schallié (University of Toronto Press)
  • Flung Out of Space by Grace Ellis and Hannah Templer (Abrams ComicArts)
  • Invisible Wounds: Graphic Journalism by Jess Ruliffson (Fantagraphics)
  • Pinball: A Graphic History of the Silver Ball by Jon Chad (First Second/Macmillan)

Best Graphic Memoir

  • Down to the Bone: A Leukemia Story by Catherine Pioli, translated by J.T. Mahany (Graphic Mundi/Penn State University Press)
  • Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands by Kate Beaton (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth: An Auto-Bio-Graphic-Novel by Zoe Thorogood (Image)
  • So Much for Love: How I Survived a Toxic Relationship by Sophie Lambda, translation by Montana Kane (First Second/Macmillan)
  • Welcome to St. Hell: My Trans Teen Misadventure by Lewis Hancox (Scholastic Graphix)

Best Graphic Album—New

  • The Book of Niall by Barry Jones (Ellie & Beatty)
  • Crushing by Sophie Burrows (Algonquin Young Readers)
  • Francis Rothbart! The Tale of a Fastidious Feral by Thomas Woodruff (Fantagraphics)
  • The Night Eaters, Book 1: She Eats the Night by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda (Abrams ComicArts)
  • Ultrasound by Conor Stechschulte (Fantagraphics)

Best Graphic Album—Reprint

  • Days of Sand by Aimée de Jongh, translation by Christopher Bradley (SelfMadeHero)
  • Geneviève Castrée: Complete Works by Geneviève Castrée, translation by Phil Elverum and Aleshia Jensen (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Mazebook Dark Horse Direct Edition by Jeff Lemire (Dark Horse)
  • One Beautiful Spring Day by Jim Woodring (Fantagraphics)
  • Parker: The Martini Edition—Last Call by Richard Stark, Darwyn Cooke, Ed Brubaker, and Sean Phillips (IDW)
  • Super Spy Deluxe Edition by Matt Kindt (Dark Horse)

Best Adaptation from Another Medium

  • Chivalry by Neil Gaiman, adapted by Colleen Doran (Dark Horse)
  • Rain by Joe Hill, adapted by David M. Booher and Zoe Thorogood (Syzygy/Image)
  • Ten Days in a Madhouse by Nellie Bly, adapted by Brad Ricca and Courtney Sieh (Gallery 13/Simon $ Schuster)
  • Tori Amos: Little Earthquakes, The Graphic Album edited by Rantz Hoseley (Z2)
  • A Visit to Moscow by Rabbi Rafael Grossman adapted by Anna Olswanger and Yevgenia Nayberg (Turner)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material

  • Always Never by Jordi Lafebre, translation by Montana Kane (Dark Horse)
  • Blacksad: They All Fall Down Part 1 by Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido, translation by Diana Schutz and Brandon Kander (Dark Horse)
  • Down to the Bone: A Leukemia Story by Catherine Pioli, translation by J.T. Mahany (Graphic Mundi/Penn State University Press)
  • The Pass by Espé, translation by J.T. Mahany (Graphic Mundi/Penn State University Press)
  • Tiki: A Very Ruff Year by David Azencot and Fred Leclerc, translation by Nanette McGuinness (Life Drawn/Humanoids)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia

  • Black Paradox by Junji Ito, translation by Jocelyne Allen (VIZ Media)
  • The Hellbound Vols. 1-2 by Yeon Sang-ho and Choi Gyu-seok, translation by Danny Lim (Dark Horse)
  • Look Back by Tatsuki Fujimoto, translation by Amanda Haley (VIZ Media)
  • PTSD Radio Vol. 1 by Masaaki Nakayama, translation by Adam Hirsch (Kodansha)
  • Shuna’s Journey by Hayao Miyazaki, translation by Alex Dudok de Wit (First Second/Macmillan)
  • Talk to My Back by Yamada Murasaki, translation by Ryan Holmberg (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips (at least 20 years old)

  • Bungleton Green and the Mystic Commandos by Jay Jackson (New York Review Comics)
  • Come Over Come Over, It’s So Magic, and My Perfect Life by Lynda Barry, edited by Peggy Burns (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • The George Herriman Library: Krazy & Ignatz 1922-1924 by George Herriman, edited by J. Michael Catron (Fantagraphics)
  • Macanudo: Welcome to Elsewhere by Liniers, edited by Gary Groth (Fantagraphics)
  • Pogo The Complete Syndicated Comic Strips: Volume 8: Hijinks from the Horn of Plenty by Walt Kelly, edited by Mark Evanier and Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books (at least 20 Years Old)

  • The Deluxe Gimenez: The Fourth Power & The Starr Conspiracy by Juan Gimenez, edited by Alex Donoghue and Bruno Lecigne (Humanoids)
  • The Fantastic Worlds of Frank Frazetta edited by Dian Hansen (TASCHEN)
  • Home to Stay! The Complete Ray Bradbury EC Stories by Ray Bradbury and various, edited by J. Michael Catron (Fantagraphics)
  • The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Ominous Omnibus 1 (Abrams ComicArts)
  • Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge: The Diamond Jubilee Collection by Carl Barks, edited by David Gerstein (Fantagraphics)

Best Writer

  • Grace Ellis: Flung Out of Space (Abrams ComicArts)
  • Tom King: Batman: Killing Time, Batman: One Bad Day, Gotham City: Year One, The Human Target, and Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow (DC); and Love Everlasting (Image)
  • Mark Russell: Traveling to Mars (Ablaze); One-Star Squadron and Superman: Space Age (DC); and The Incal: Psychoverse (Humanoids)
  • James Tynion IV: House of Slaughter, Something Is Killing the Children, and Wynd (BOOM! Studios); The Nice House on the Lake and The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country (DC); and The Closet and The Department of Truth (Image)
  • Chip Zdarsky: Stillwater (Image Skybound); and Daredevil (Marvel)

Best Writer/Artist

  • Sarah Andersen: Cryptid Club (Andrews McMeel)
  • Kate Beaton: Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Espé: The Pass (Graphic Mundi/Penn State University)
  • Junji Ito: Black Paradox and The Liminal Zone (VIZ Media)
  • Zoe Thorogood: It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth (Image)

Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team

  • Jason Shawn Alexander: Killadelphia and Nita Hawes’ Nightmare Blog (Image)
  • Alvaro Martínez Bueno: The Nice House on the Lake (DC)
  • Sean Phillips: Follow Me Down and The Ghost in You (Image)
  • Bruno Redondo: Nightwing (DC)
  • Greg Smallwood: The Human Target (DC)

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art)

  • Lee Bermejo: A Vicious Circle (BOOM! Studios)
  • Felix Delep: Animal Castle (Ablaze)
  • Daria Schmitt: The Monstrous Dreams of Mr. Providence (Europe Comics)
  • Sana Takeda: The Night Eaters: She Eats the Night (Abrams ComicArts); and Monstress (Image)
  • Zoe Thorogood: Rain (Syzygy/Image)
  • Thomas Woodruff: Francis Rothbart! The Tale of a Fastidious Feral (Fantagraphics)

Best Cover Artist (for multiple covers)

  • Jen Bartel: She-Hulk (Marvel)
  • Bruno Redondo: Nightwing (DC)
  • Alex Ross: Astro City: That Was Then . . . (Image); and Fantastic Four and Black Panther (Marvel)
  • Sana Takeda: Monstress (Image)
  • Zoe Thorogood: Joe Hill’s Rain (Syzygy/Image)

Best Coloring

  • Jordie Bellaire: The Nice House on the Lake and Suicide Squad: Blaze (DC); Antman and Miracleman by Gaiman & Buckingham: The Silver Age (Marvel)
  • Jean-Francois Beaulieu: I Hate Fairyland 2022 and Twig (Image)
  • Dave McCaig: The Incal: Psychoverse (Humanoids)
  • Jacob Phillips: Follow Me Down, The Ghost in You, and That Texas Blood (Image)
  • Alex Ross and Josh Johnson: The Fantastic Four: Full Circle (Abrams ComicArts)
  • Diana Sousa: Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins, The Mighty Nein Origins: Yasha Nydoorin, The Mighty Nein Origins: Fjord Stone, and The Mighty Nein Origins: Caleb Widogast (Dark Horse)

Best Lettering

  • Pat Brosseau: Batman: The Knight and Wonder Woman: The Villainy of Our Fears (DC); and Creepshow, Dark Ride, I Hate This Place, and Skybound Presents: Afterschool (Image Skybound)
  • Chris Dickey: The Night Eaters: She Eats the Night (Abrams ComicArts)
  • Todd Klein: Chivalry (Dark Horse); Fables (DC); and Miracleman by Gaiman & Buckingham: The Silver Age (Marvel)
  • Nate Piekos: Black Hammer Reborn, Minor Threats, Shaolin Cowboy, and Stranger Things: Kamchatka (Dark Horse); and I Hate Fairyland and Twig (Image)
  • Stan Sakai: Usagi Yojimbo (IDW)
  • Thomas Woodruff: Francis Rothbart! The Tale of a Fastidious Feral (Fantagraphics)

Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism

  • Alter Ego edited by Roy Thomas (TwoMorrows)
  • Comic Book Creator edited by Jon B. Cooke (TwoMorrows)
  • The Comics Journal #308 edited by Gary Groth, Kristy Valenti, and Rachel Miller (Fantagraphics)
  • PanelXPanel magazine edited by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou and Tiffany Babb (panelxpanel.com)
  • Rob Salkowitz: Forbes, ICv2, and Publishers Weekly

Best Comics-Related Book

  • The Art of the News: Comics Journalism edited by Katherine Kelp-Stebbins and Ben Saunders (Oregon State University Press)
  • Charles M. Schulz: The Art and Life of the Peanuts Creator in 100 Objects by Benjamin L. Clark and Nat Gertler (Schulz Museum)
  • The Charlton Companion by Jon B. Cooke (TwoMorrows)
  • Gladys Parker: A Life in Comics, A Passion for Fashion by Trina Robbins (Hermes Press)
  • Resurrection: Comics in Post-Soviet Russia by José Alaniz (Ohio State University Press)

Best Academic/Scholarly Work

  • Bandits, Misfits, and Superheroes: Whiteness and Its Borderlands in American Comics and Graphic Novels by Josef Benson and Doug Singsen (University Press of Mississippi)
  • Graphic Medicine edited by Erin La Cour and Anna Poletti (University of Hawai’i’ Press)
  • How Comics Travel: Publication, Translation, Radical Literacies by Katherine Kelp-Stebbins (Ohio State University Press)
  • The LGBTQ+ Comics Studies Reader: Critical Openings, Future Directions edited by Alison Halsall and Jonathan Warren (University Press of Mississippi)
  • Teaching with Comics and Graphic Novels by Tim Smyth (Routledge)

Best Publication Design

  • Francis Rothbart! The Tale of a Fastidious Feral designed by Thomas Woodruff, Jacob Covey, and Ryan Dinnick (Fantagraphics)
  • A Frog in the Fall (and later on) designed by Linnea Sterte, Olle Forsslöf, and Patrick Crotty (PEOW)
  • Joan Jett & the Blackhearts 40X40: Bad Reputation/I Love Rock-n-Roll designed by Josh Bernstein and Jason Ullmeyer (Z2)
  • Mazebook Dark Horse Direct Edition designed by Tom Muller (Dark Horse)
  • Parker: The Martini Edition—Last Call designed by Sean Phillips (IDW)
  • Tori Amos: Little Earthquakes, The Graphic Album designed by Lauryn Ipsum (Z2)

Best Webcomic

  • Deeply Dave by Grover
  • Delilah Dirk: Practical Defence Against Piracy by Tony Cliff
  • Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe (WEBTOON)
  • The Mannamong by Michael Adam Lengyel
  • Spores by Joshua Barkman

Best Digital Comic

  • All Princesses Die Before Dawn by Quentin Zuttion, translation by M.B. Valente (Europe Comics)
  • Barnstormers by Scott Snyder and Tula Lotay (Comixology Originals)
  • Behind the Curtain by Sara del Giudice, translation by M.B. Valente (Europe Comics)
  • Ripple Effects by Jordan Hart, Bruno Chiroleu, Justin Harder, and Shane Kadlecik (Fanbase Press)
  • Sixty Years in Winter by Ingrid Chabbert and Aimée de Jongh, translation by Matt Madden (Europe Comics)