The nominees for 2009 Eisner Awards were just announced. Named after comic book pioneer Will Eisner, the awards “highlight the best publications and creators in comics and graphic novels” for the last 21 years.
Categories include Best Short Story, Best Continuing Series, and Best Graphic Album. For the 2009 awards, the number of prizes was reduced 29 to 26. The judges cut the Single Issue and Special Recognition categories, combined both the Writer/Artist and Writer/Artist-Humor categories, and renamed a teen category “Best Publication for Teens/Tweens.”
See the complete list of nominees here, along with a list of the judging panel. Here are the nominees for Best Digital Comic, complete with links for your Wednesday morning reading pleasure: