SCAD sequential artists receive Eisner Comic Industry Awards nominations
Recognizing the best comic creators and their works, the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are hailed as the profession’s highest honor — and SCAD alumni continue to achieve at the highest level.
This year’s nominees include:
- Nick Dragotta (B.F.A., sequential art, 1997) was nominated for Best Continuing Series and Best Penciller/Inker for “East of West.”
- Sean Murphy (B.F.A., sequential art, 2003) was nominated for Best Limited Series, Best Penciller/Inker and Best Cover Artist for “The Wake.”
- Andrew Robinson (B.F.A., illustration, 1993) was nominated for Best Reality-based Work and Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art) for “The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story.”
This marks the second year SCAD alumni and professors have received Eisner Award nominations for outstanding comics and graphic novels. In 2013, the nominees included:
- Nate Cosby (M.F.A. film and television, 2008; B.F.A., video/film, 2004) was nominated in the Best Publication for Kids (ages 8-12) category for “Cow Boy: A Boy and his Horse.”
- Chris Schweizer (M.F.A., sequential art, 2008) was also nominated for Best Publication for Kids (ages 8-12) for “Crogan's Loyalty.”
- Ben Towle (M.F.A., sequential art, 2003) was nominated for Best Digital Comic for "Oyster War.”
And SCAD sequential art professor Michael Jantze and Chris Schweizer (M.F.A., sequential art, 2008) were nominated for Best Comics-related book for “Team Cul De Sac: Cartoonists Draw the Line at Parkinson’s.”
After comic book industry professionals vote on the nominees, the Eisner Awards will be presented at the San Diego Comic Con, the largest comics convention in the United States, which takes place this year July 24-27.