And the Eisner goes to...

It's getting to be award season for comic books. The Eisners will be announced this weekend at San Diego ComicCon, and voting for the Harveys has officially started, to be announced in late August. It's always exciting when it's time to see these awards, especially the Eisners, which are chosen by the fine folk on the internet. For those who don't know, the Eisner's encompass a wide variety of categories from the obvious like "Best New Series" to the more surprising like "Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism" Online polling has closed, but you can check out the list of nominees here. I had to smile at the fact that DC Comics was the publisher with the most nominations. Go DCU!

The Harvey Awards are a little different. While there are no restrictions on who can vote in the Eisners, the Harveys are for professionals only. When submitting your ballot, they ask for information so that they can do a check on your professionalism. Sadly this means, I cannot vote, although it is still fun to watch the process. I'm assuming the idea behind this is to cut out the "screaming fanboy coercing his friends into voting through blackmail" demographic, and create a more objective voting environment. Whether or not this actually works is hard to say, because we all know that even professionals can be secretly screaming fanboys. The list of nominees for the Harvey Awards can be found here.

Well, that's all for now folks. Enjoy perusing the nominees list, and good luck to all of the nominees! I'll most likely be posting the winners of the Eisners after they are announced on Friday.

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