Will Eisner Hall of Fame 2014 Voting Now Open!
Voting for the Will Eisner Hall of Fame for 2014 is now open. The judges for the 2014 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards picked 3 choices to be inductees; 14 others have been nominated. Eligible voters will decide which 4 nominees are inducted. The inductees will be announced as part of the Eisner Awards gala ceremony at Comic-Con International, on July 25, 2014.
This year’s Judges’ Choice inductees are:
Orrin C. Evans (1902-1971) Publisher of the the first all-black comic book in 1947, All-Negro Comics.
Irwin Hasen (1918- ) Golden Age DC Comics artist (Wildcat, Green Lantern) and comic strip artist (ondi).
Sheldon Moldoff (1920–2012) Golden Age artist (Hawkman) and Batman artist.
This years nominees are:
Gus Arriola (1917–2008) Gordo comic strip creator.
Howard Cruse (1944– ) Creator of Barefootz and Stuck Rubber Baby.
Philippe Druillet (1944– ) Influential French cartoonist and founder of Humanoïdes Associés and the Métal Hurlant magazine.
Rube Goldberg (1882–1970) Iconic cartoonist best known for his creation of the “Rube Goldberg machine,” a contraption that performs a simple action in a convoluted way, and founding member of the National Cartoonists Society.
Fred Kida (1920– ) Golden Age artist best known for Airboy.
Tarpé Mills (1915–1988) One of the few female artists working during the Golden Age of comics, creator of Miss Fury.
Hiyao Miyazaki (1941– ) Legendary animated filmmaker and manga artist, including Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.
Alan Moore (1953– ) Writer of Batman: The Killing Joke, Watchmen, From Hell, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and Lost Girls.
Francoise Mouly (1955- ) Editor and publisher, Raw magazine, New Yorker art director.
Dennis O’Neil (1939– ) Writer/editor, Batman titles, Daredevil.
Antonio Prohias (1921–1998) Spy Vs. Spy creator.
Rumiko Takahashi (1957– ) Popular manga creator, including Urusei Yatsura and Ranma
George Tuska (1916–2009) Golden and Silver Age artist best known for Crime Does Not Pay and Marvel Comics work, including Iron Man.
Bernie Wrightson (1947– ) Artist whose work includes co-creating Swamp Thing, Warren publications, and his own adaptations of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.