Comic-Con Has Announced the Will Eisner Spirit Award Finalists for SDCC 2011

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Press Release:

Will Eisner Spirit Award Finalists Announced
Awards ceremony Friday night at Comic-Con(R)

Will Eisner AwardsSan Diego – Comic-Con International: San Diego (Comic-Con), the largest comic book convention of its kind in the world, announced the finalists for the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award today. Each year the Spirit Award is presented as part of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards.

This years finalists include: A Comic Shop, Alternate Reality, Bridge City, Challengers, Comics and Vegetables, The Comic Bug, The Dragon, and Green Brain Comics. These nominees come from all over the United States and are nominated by peers, retailers or fans.

Comic-Con’s director of marketing and public relations, David Glanzer, said the organization was pleased with the nominations and the judges will have a difficult decision to make.

“The Will Eisner Spirit Award is a very prestigious accolade presented to the best of the best in comics retailing,” said Glanzer.

The panel of judges includes Diamond UK’s Mike Holman, cartoonist Jeff Smith (BoneRASL), writer/editor Anina Bennett (Heartbreakers, Boilerplate), BOOM Studios’ Chip Moser, and last years Spirit Award winners, Vault of Midnight co-owners Curtis Sullivan and Steve Fodale. The 2011 winner(s) will join the panel for next year.

The nominees are selected using a variety of criteria including support for a wide variety of innovative material, knowledge of the comics field, community activity, quality of store image and adherence to standard ethical business practices.

The awards ceremony will be held Friday, July 22 at 8:30 p.m. in the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. Attendance is free to Comic-Con badge holders and will be seated on a first come first serve basis.

Click here for more information about the Will Eisner Awards and the Spirit Award.

About Comic-Con International:
Comic-Con International: San Diego (Comic-Con), the largest comic book convention of its kind in the world, is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.  In addition to its San Diego convention each summer, Comic-Con organizes the San Francisco-based WonderCon each spring and the Alternative Press Expo each fall. On the web: Comic-Con.orgFacebook.com/comicconTwitter.com/comic_con

 

FL – Walking Dead Signing

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WALKING DEAD COVERS HC

Walking Dead Artist Charlie Adlard signs on Thursday, June 30 from 2:00pm – 10:00pm.

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A Comic Shop
114 S. Semoran Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32792

FL – Morning Glories Signing

Writer Nick Spencer (Iron Man 2.0, Secret Avengers) and artist Joe Eisma, creators of Morning Glories, sign at A Comic Shop for a huge celebration on Wednesday, May 4 at 12:00pm.

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A Comic Shop
114 S. Semoran Blvd, Winter Park, FL

FL – Irredeemable Signing

Mark Waid signs on  Thursday, March 24 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm.

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A Comic Shop
114 S. Semoran Blvd, Winter Park, FL

FL – Comic Art Class

Artist Mike Perkins teaches a comic art class on January 29, 2011 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm. This is the first in a series of classes by comic creators A Comic Shop will offer throughout 2011. They will bring in artists, writers, inkers, colorists, letterers, and editors to teach how comics are created.

This class costs $10.

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A Comic Shop
114 S. Semoran Blvd, Winter Park, FL

FL – Y the Last Man Signing

Artist PIA GUERRA is coming to “A Comic Shop” on Friday, February 25th for a Q & A, Signing, and Party!

5:30pm, Q & A about the Series
6:00pm – 7:30pm, Free Signing
7:30pm – 10:00pm, PARTY!

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A Comic Shop
114 S. Semoran Blvd, Winter Park, FL

FL – Earth One Signing

Shane Davis signs on October 27th at A Comic Shop from 12-5pm. He will also do a limited amount of head sketches IN your new copy of SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE.

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A Comic Shop
114 S. Semoran Blvd, Winter Park, FL

FL – Green Lantern Corps Signing

Tony Bedard is coming back to A Comic Shop for the release of GREEN LANTERN CORPS #48 on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 from noon – 7:00pm.

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A Comic Shop, 114 S. Semoran Blvd. Suite 6, Winter Park, FL

FL – Deadpool vs Hit Monkey Signing

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Daniel Way (Deadpool, Wolverine: Origins, Hit Monkey) on Wednesday March 17th from 2:00-10:00pm signs at A Comic Shop.
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A Comic Shop, 114 S. Semoran Blvd, Winter Park, FL

http://www.acomicshop.com/

Choker Creators Coast-to-Coast Tour

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Comic artist Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night, Fell) and writer Ben McCool are on tour to promote their new title, Choker. Templesmith writes on his blog, “This year, you pretty much won’t be able to escape me. (Sorry.) In addition to all these dates for CHOKER #1 and #2, I’ll also be around Chicago for C2E2 as well as NYCC and Heroes Con down in North Carolina. And of course, the big one, SDCC.” He goes on to say that McCool will be on hand for several of the appearances as well. There’s a guarantee of at least one Ben per signing!

 Larry’s Comics in Lowell, MA commissioned an exclusive variant cover of the first issue (pictured at right). It has been delayed because of a printing error but New England fans should be on the lookout for it to get signed at Templesmith’s appearance at Boston Comic Con in April.

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