Akira Toriyama and Naoki Urasawa Nominated for the Eisner Hall of Fame

Comic-Con International has announced that the Eisner Awards judges have nominated manga creators Akira Toriyama and Naoki Urasawa for the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame for 2019. They are part of a selection of 16 nominees, four of whom will be selected by vote to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Creative professionals working in the comics or related industries, publishers, editors, retailers (comics store owner or manager), graphic novels librarians, and comics historians/educators can vote online now for four nominees, and the vote will continue until March 15, 2019.

Other nominees for this year include Brian Bolland, Kevin Eastman, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Lynn Johnston, Jenette Kahn, Paul Levitz, Alex Niño, Lily Renée Wilhelm Peters Phillips, Wendy and Richard Pini, P. Craig Russell, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Don and Maggie Thompson. The judges also picked four creators to be automatically inducted: Jim Aparo, June Tarpé Mills, Dave Stevens, and Morrie Turner.

The previous Japanese inductees of the Eisner Hall of Fame were Osamu Tezuka (2002), Kazuo Koike (2004), Goseki Kojima (2004), Katsuhiro Otomo (2012), and Rumiko Takahashi (2018).

Source: ANN

Hayao Miyazaki and Rumiko Takahashi Nominated for Eisner Hall of Fame

Comic-Con International has announced that the Eisner Awards judges have selected three individuals for the Will Eisner Hall of Fame, as well as 14 nominees for four more inductees. The three pre-selected inductees are Golden Age artists Irwin Hasen, Sheldon Moldoff , and African-American comics pioneer Orrin C. Evans.

The 14 nominees for the remaining slots are:

  • Gus Arriola
  • Howard Cruse
  • Philippe Druillet
  • Rube Goldberg
  • Fred Kida
  • Hayao Miyazaki
  • Tarpe Mills
  • Alan Moore
  • Francoise Mouly
  • Dennis O’Neil
  • Antonio Prohias
  • Rumiko Takahashi
  • George Tuska
  • Bernie Wrightson

Source: ANN