The Graphic Medicine Manifesto has been nominated for an Eisner Award in the catagory Best Academic/Scholarly Work. One of the most prestigious awards in the industry, the Eisners – officially called the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards – are referred to as the ‘Oscars of comics’.
A five-strong panel of judges compile the list of nominations which are then voted on by industry professionals, with the winners announced at the annual Comic-Con in San Diego in July.
The Manifesto, published by Penn State University Press, has been very well received by specialist and non specialist readers alike. Written by MK Czerwiec, Ian Williams, Susan Squier, Michael Green, Kimberly Myers and Scott Smith, the volume contains essays described as “far more absorbing and accessible than the usual academic fodder” by the New York Times.
Who is eligible to vote?
The following working comics industry professionals are eligible to vote in the Eisner Awards:
- Comic book/graphic novel/webcomic creators (writers, artists, cartoonists, pencillers, inkers, letterers, colorists)
- All nominees in any category
- Comic book/graphic novel publishers and editors
- Comics historians and educators
- Graphic novel librarians
- Owners and managers of comic book specialty retail stores
Who is not eligible to vote?
- Comics press or reviewers (unless they are nominees)
- Non-creative publisher staff members (PR, marketing, assistants, etc.)
David Null, PhD, MScPH says
EC Comics had two medical comic in the mid 1950s. “M.D.” and “Psychoanalysis” Both were pitched toward adults and were quite realistic. Re-prints and pirated versions available on the web. (EC Comics became Mad magazine)
Ian Williams says
Yep, we have a review of MD here.