Thank you for participating in the 2023 Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award nomination process. Nominations are now closed and we are contacting the nominated stores and preparing for judging.
Stores that choose to be considered for the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award will be announced at the end of May at the following link: https://comic-con.org/awards/spirit-current-info Finalists will be announced in mid June, and the 2023 recipient will be announced at the Eisner Awards ceremony on Friday July 21st.
Thank you for your interest and best of luck to all the nominated stores.
Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award Winner 2021
The Laughing Ogre
Chris Lloyd • Columbus, Ohio
Special Thanks to Our 2021 Judges
- Henry Barajas • Latinx author and comic book professional. Writer of La Voz de M.A.Y.O. Tata Rambo & Helm Greycastle - Director of Operations & direct market outreach coordinator Top Cow Productions
- Ryan Benjamin • Professional artist for 27 years with Marvel, DC, Image and many other entertainment companies. He is also a self published artist of a variety of books including the Eisner nominated comic, Brothers Bond
- Kyle Kreamer • Diamond Comic Distributors, Manager in the Retailer Services Department
- Sergio López • Owner Nostromo Cómics, Seville, Spain, 2020 Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award winner
- Jeff Smith • Author and illustrator of the best-selling BONE, RASL and TUKI graphic novels
- Joe Ferrara • Owner, Atlantis Fantasyworld, Santa Cruz, CA (1996 Spirit Award Winner)