The 33rd Annual 2021 Eisner Awards were presented at Comic-Con@Home 2021 on July 23rd, and we are excited to announce that there were EIGHT PUBLICATIONS that were nominated, which Imago were been directly involved with producing! If that’s not exciting enough, there were FIVE WINS in their respective categories! Find out who the winners were below…

What are the Eisner Awards?

In appreciation of cartoonist and early pioneer of graphic novels Will Eisner, The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards or The Eisner Awards for short are the “Oscars” of the comic book world and are an important part of annual Comic-Con events. The awards are formed of many categories that cover the best publications and creators of comic books and graphic novels from the previous year.

The Nominated and Winning Imago Productions for the 2021 Eisner Awards

Eight Lane Runaways

Nomination Category – Best Graphic Album (Reprint)

  • Format: 292mm (H) x 210mm (W)

  • Paper Type: Uncoated Woodfree

  • Paper Weight: 120 gsm & 140 gsm separate ends

  • Finishing: Machine Varnish

  • Cased Cover: Gloss Art with Matt Lamination & Spot UV

  • Binding: Section Sewn and Case Bound

  • Spine Type: Rounded and Backed

PublisherFantagraphics

Seeds and Stems

Nomination Category – Best Graphic Album (Reprint)

| CATEGORY WINNER |

  • Format: 191mm (H) x 140mm (W)

  • Paper Type: Uncoated Woodfree

  • Paper Weight: 120 gsm

  • Limp Cover: 300 gsm Artcard

  • Finishing: Matt Lamination

  • Binding: Section Sewn

  • Jacket: Clear, Rigid PVC Jacket

PublisherFantagraphics

Pogo The Complete Syndicated Comic Strips

Nomination Category – Best Archival Collection/Project (Strips)

  • Format: 229mm (H) x 279mm (W)

  • Paper Type: Uncoated Woodfree

  • Paper Weight: 120 gsm

  • Cased Cover: Real Cloth

  • Finishing: Foil Stamped Spine and Debossed Front Cover

  • Binding: Section Sewn and Case Bound

  • Jacket: Gloss Art with Matt Lamination

PublisherFantagraphics

The Complete Hate

Nomination Category – Best Archival Collection/Project (Comic Books)

| CATEGORY WINNER |

  • Format: 267mm (H) x 178mm (W)

  • Paper Type: Uncoated Woodfree

  • Paper Weight: 120 gsm and 140 gsm separate ends

  • Cased Cover: Gloss Art with Matt Lamination

  • Binding: Section Sewn and Case Bound

  • Slipcase: Wrapping – 140 gsm gloss art and matt lamination. Lining – 140 gsm woodfree paper and Machine varnished. Board – 3mm board with thumb cuts.

PublisherFantagraphics

The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist

Nomination Category – Best Graphic Memoir, Best Writer/Artist & Best Publication Design

| WINNER – BEST GRAPHIC MEMOIR |

| WINNER – BEST PUBLICATION DESIGN |

  • Format: 210mm (H) x 140mm (W)

  • Paper Type: Uncoated Woodfree

  • Paper Weight: 140 gsm and 170 gsm separate ends

  • Cased Cover: Pre-Dyed Black Imitation Cloth with debossing and 2 colour screenprinting

  • Binding: Section Sewn and Case Bound, rounded corners to contents and case

  • Extras: Elasticated closure wrapped around the case

PublisherDrawn & Quarterly

Department of Mind-Blowing Theories

Nomination Category – Best Humour Publication

  • Format: 150mm (H) x 203mm (W)

  • Paper Type: Uncoated Woodfree

  • Paper Weight: 120 gsm

  • Cased Cover: Gloss Art with Matt Lamination and Spot UV

  • Binding: Section Sewn and Quarter-Bound

  • Spine Type: Rounded and Backed

PublisherDrawn & Quarterly

Little Lulu: The Fuzzythingus Poopi

Nomination Category – Best Archival Collection/Project (Comic Books)

  • Format: 254mm (H) x 191mm (W)

  • Paper Type: Uncoated Woodfree

  • Paper Weight: 120 gsm and 140gsm separate ends

  • Cased Cover: Gloss Art with Matt Lamination and Spot UV

  • Binding: Section Sewn and Case-Bound

  • Spine Type: Rounded and Backed

PublisherDrawn & Quarterly

Dragon Hoops

Nomination Category – Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17), Best Reality-Based Work & Best Writer/Artist

| WINNER – BEST PUBLICATION FOR TEENS (13-17) |

  • Format: 216mm (H) x 152mm (W)

  • Paper Type: Uncoated Woodfree

  • Paper Weight: 120 gsm

  • Cased Cover: Imitation Cloth

  • Finishing: Machine Varnish with Foil Stamped Front & Spine

  • Binding: Section Sewn and Case-Bound

  • Jacket: Gloss Art with Raised Spot UV, Foil Stamping to Front, Spine & Back and Debossing to Front, Spine & Back

PublisherFirst Second/Macmillan

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