Comic-Con has announced the nominations for the 2024 Eisner Awards, and for the second consecutive year, they include writer Rob Salkowitz, who writes a regular column for ICv2 and also contributes to Forbes and Publishers Weekly, in the category of Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism. 

Image was the publisher with the most nominations, with 17 (plus 8 shared); DC was second with 13 (plus 8 shared).  Fantagraphics had 11 nominations, First Second had 10, IDW had 9, and Marvel had 5. 

The following comic industry professionals are eligible to vote: comic book/graphic novel/webcomic creators (writers, artists, cartoonists, pencillers, inkers, letterers, colorists); comic book/graphic novel publishers and editors; comics historians and educators; graphic novel librarians; and owners and managers of comic book specialty retail stores. The deadline for registering to vote is May 30; the deadline for voting is June 6. 

The Eisner judges who chose the nominees this year were educator/comics creator Ryan Claytor, author/editor/educator N. C. Christopher Couch, retailer/academic Andréa Gilroy, writer/editor Joseph Illidge, retailer Mathias Lewis, and author/public school librarian Jillian Rudes.


  • “Friendship Is Forever,” by Sam Maggs and Keisha Okafor, in My Little Pony 40th Celebration (IDW)
  • “The Kelpie,” by Becky Cloonan, in Four Gathered on Christmas Eve (Dark Horse)
  • “The Lady of the Lake,” by Joe S. Farrar and Guilherme Grandizolli, in BUMP: A Horror Anthology #3 (BUMP)
  • “Talking to a Hill,” by Larry Hancock and Michael Cherkas, in Comics for Ukraine (Zoop)
  • “World’s Finest, Part 1,” by Tom King and Belen Ortega, in Wonder Woman #3 (DC)


  • Horologist, by Jared Lee and Cross (Grim Film)
  • Nightwing #105, by Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo (DC)
  • Star Trek: Day of Blood—Shax’s Best Day, by Ryan North and Derek Charm (IDW)
  • Superman 2023 Annual, by Joshua Williamson and others (DC)
  • Sweet Paprika: Black, White, & Pink, by Mirka Andolfo and others (Image)


  • Birds of Prey, by Kelly Thompson and Leonardo Basto Romero (DC)
  • Nightwing, by Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo (DC Comics)
  • Shazam! by Mark Waid and Dan Mora (DC)
  • Transformers, by Daniel Warren Johnson (Image Skybound)
  • Wonder Woman, by Tom King and Daniel Sampere (DC)


  • The Cull, by Kelly Thompson and Mattia De Iulis (Image)
  • Godzilla: Here There Be Dragons, by Frank Tieri and Inaki Miranda (IDW)
  • Kill Your Darlings, by Ethan S. Parker, Griffin Sheridan, and Robert Quinn (Image)
  • PeePee PooPoo, by Caroline Cash (Silver Sprocket)
  • Superman: Lost, by Christopher Priest and Carlo Pagulayan (DC)


  • Beneath the Trees Where Nobody Sees, by Patrick Horvath (IDW)
  • Black Cloak, by Kelly Thompson and Meredith McClaren (Image)
  • Local Man, by Tim Seeley and Tony Fleecs (Image)
  • Phantom Road, by Jeff Lemire and Gabriel Hernández Walta (Image)
  • Somna: A Bedtime Story, by Becky Cloonan and Tula Lotay (DSTLRY)


  • Bigfoot and Nessie: The Art of Getting Noticed, by Chelsea M. Campbell and Laura Knetzger (Penguin Workshop/Penguin Random House)
  • Burt the Beetle Lives Here! by Ashley Spires (Kids Can Press)
  • Go-Go Guys, by Rowboat Watkins (Chronicle Books)
  • The Light Inside, by Dan Misdea (Penguin Workshop/Penguin Random House)
  • Milk and Mocha: Our Little Happiness, by Melani Sie (Andrews McMeel)
  • Tacos Today: El Toro & Friends, by Raúl the Third (HarperCollins/Versify)


  • Buzzing, by Samuel Sattin and Rye Hickman (Little, Brown Ink)
  • Mabuhay!, by Zachary Sterling (Scholastic Graphix)
  • Mexikid: A Graphic Memoir, by Pedro Martín (Dial Books for Young Readers/Penguin Young Readers)
  • Missing You, by Phellip Willian and Melissa Garabeli. translation by Fabio Ramos (Oni Press)
  • Saving Sunshine, by Saadia Faruqi and Shazleen Khan (First Second/Macmillan)


  • Blackward, by Lawrence Lindell (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Danger and Other Unknown Risks, by Ryan North and Erica Henderson (Penguin Workshop/Penguin Random House)
  • Frontera, by Julio Anta and Jacoby Salcedo (HarperAlley)
  • Lights, by Brenna Thummler (Oni Press)
  • Monstrous: A Transracial Adoption Story, by Sarah Myer (First Second/Macmillan)
  • My Girlfriend’s Child, vol. 1, by Mamoru Aoi, translation by Hana Allen (Seven Seas)


  • How to Love: A Guide to Feelings & Relationships for Everyone, by Alex Norris (Candlewick/Walker Books)
  • I Was a Teenage Michael Jackson Impersonator, and Other Musical Meanderings, by Keith Knight (Keith Knight Press)
  • It’s Jeff: The Jeff-Verse #1, by Kelly Thompson and Gurihiru (Marvel)
  • Macanudo: Optimism Is for the Brave, by Liniers (Fantagraphics)
  • The Yakuza’s Bias, by Teki Yatsuda. translation by Max Greenway (Kodansha)


  • Comics for Ukraine, edited by Scott Dunbier (Zoop)
  • Deep Cuts, by Kyle Higgins, Joe Clark, Danilo Beyruth, and others (Image)
  • The Devil’s Cut, edited by Will Dennis (DSTLRY)
  • Marvel Age #1000, edited by Tom Brevoort (Marvel)
  • he Out Side: Trans & Nonbinary Comics, edited by The Kao, Min Christensen, and David Daneman (Andrews McMeel)
  • Swan Songs by W. Maxwell Prince and others (Image)


  • Are You Willing to Die for the Cause? by Chris Oliveros (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Last on His Feet: Jack Johnson and the Battle of the Century, by Adrian Matejka and Youssef Daoudi (Liveright)
  • Messenger: The Legend of Muhammad Ali, by Marc Bernardin and Ron Salas (First Second/Macmillan)
  • Thing: Inside the Struggle for Animal Personhood, by Samuel Machado and Cynthia Sousa Machado with Steven M. Wise (Island Press)
  • Three Rocks: The Story of Ernie Bushmiller: The Man Who Created Nancy, by Bill Griffith (Abrams ComicArts)


  • Family Style: Memories of an American from Vietnam, by Thien Pham (First Second/Macmillan)
  • A First Time for Everything, by Dan Santat (First Second/Macmillan)
  • In Limbo, by Deb JJ Lee (First Second/Macmillan)
  • Memento Mori, by Tiitu Takalo, translation by Maria Schroderus (Oni Press)
  • Sunshine: How One Camp Taught Me About Life, Death, and Hope, by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Scholastic Graphix)
  • The Talk, by Darrin Bell (Henry Holt)


  • Ashes, by Álvaro Ortiz, translation by Eva Ibarzabal (Top Shelf/IDW)
  • Eden II, by K. Wroten (Fantagraphics)
  • A Guest in the House, by Emily Carroll (First Second/Macmillan)
  • Parasocial, by Alex De Campi and Erica Henderson (Image)
  • Roaming, by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki (Drawn & Quarterly)


  • Doctor Strange: Fall Sunrise Treasury Edition, by Tradd Moore (Marvel)
  • The Good Asian, by Pornsak Pichetshote and Alexandre Tefenkgi (Image)
  • Hip Hop Family Tree: The Omnibus, by Ed Piskor (Fantagraphics)
  • Orange Complete Series Box Set, by Ichigo Takano, translation by Amber Tamosaitis (Seven Seas)
  • Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons, by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Phil Jimenez, Gene Ha, and Nicola Scott (DC)


  • Bea Wolf, adapted by Zach Weinersmith and Boulet (First Second/Macmillan)
  • #DRCL midnight children, vol. 1, based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula, by Shin’ichi Sakamoto, translation by Caleb Cook (VIZ Media)
  • H.P. Lovecraft’s The Shadow over Innsmouth, adapted by Gou Tanabe, translation by Zack Davisson (Dark Horse Manga)
  • The Monkey King: The Complete Odyssey, adapted by Chaiko, translation by Dan Christensen (Magnetic)
  • Watership Down, by Richard Adams, adapted by James Sturm and Joe Sutphin (Ten Speed Graphic)


  • Ashs, by Álvaro Ortiz, translation by Eva Ibarzabal (Top Shelf/IDW)
  • Blacksad, Vol 7: They All Fall Down, Part 2, by Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido, translation by Diana Schutz and Brandon Kander (Europe Comics)
  • A Boy Named Rose, by Gaëlle Geniller, translation by Fabrice Sapolsky (Fairsquare Comics)
  • The Great Beyond, by Léa Murawiec, translation by Aleshia Jensen (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Shubeik Lubeik, by Deena Mohamed (Pantheon Books/Penguin Random House)
  • Spa, by Erik Svetoft, translation by Melissa Bowers (Fantagraphics)


  • #DRCL midnight children, vol. 1, based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula, by Shin’ichi Sakamoto, translation by Caleb Cook (VIZ Media)
  • Goodbye, Eri, by Tatsuki Fujimoto, translation by Amanda Haley (VIZ Media)
  • The Horizon, vol. 1, by JH, translation by ULTRAMEDIA Co. Ltd. (Yen/Ize Press)
  • My Picture Diary, by Fujiwara Maki, translation by Ryan Holmberg (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • River’s Edge, by Kyoko Okazaki, translation by Alexa Frank (Kodansha)
  • The Summer Hikaru Died, vol. 1, by Mokumokuren, translation by Ajani Oloye (Yen Press)


  • Dauntless Dames: High-Heeled Heroes of the Comic Strips, edited by Peter Maresca and Trina Robbins (Fantagraphics)
  • David Wright’s Carol Day: Lance Hallam, edited by Roger Clark, Chris Killackey, and Guy Mills (Slingsby Bros, Ink!)
  • Popeye Sundays Vol 3: The Sea Hag and Alice the Goon, by E.C. Segar, edited by Conrad Groth and Gary Groth (Fantagraphics)
  • Walt Disney’s Silly Symphonies 1932-1935: Starring Bucky Bug and Donald Duck and Walt Disney’s Silly Symphonies 1935-1939: Starring Donald Duck and Big Bad Wolf, edited by David Gerstein (Fantagraphics)
  • Where I’m Coming From, by Barbara Brandon-Croft, edited by Peggy Burns and Tracy Hurren (Drawn & Quarterly)


  • Adventures Into Terror: The Atlas Comics Library, vol. 1, edited by Michael J. Vassallo (Fantagraphics)
  • All-Negro Comics 75th Anniversary Edition, edited by Chris Robinson (Very GOOD Books)
  • The Ballad of Halo Jones Full Colour Omnibus, by Alan Moore and Ian Gibson, edited by Olivia Hicks (2000AD/Rebellion)
  • The John Severin Westerns Featuring American Eagle, edited by Michael Dean (Fantagraphics)
  • Michael Golden’s Marvel Stories Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)


  • Stephen Graham Jones, Earthdivers (IDW)
  • Mariko Tamaki, Roaming (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Tom Taylor, Nightwing, Titans (DC)
  • Kelly Thompson, Birds of Prey, Harley Quinn, Black White and Redder (DC); Black Cloak, The Cull (Image); It’s Jeff, Captain Marvel (Marvel)
  • Mark Waid, Batman/Superman: World’s Finest, Shazam!, World’s Finest: Teen Titans (DC)
  • G. Willow Wilson, Poison Ivy (DC); Hunger and the Dusk (IDW)


  • Emily Carroll, A Guest in the House (First Second/Macmillan)
  • Bill Griffith, Three Rocks (Abrams ComicArts)
  • Daniel Warren Johnson, Transformers (Image Skybound)
  • Mokumokuren, The Summer Hikaru Died, vol. 1 (Yen Press)
  • Zoe Thorogood, Hack/Slash: Back To School (Image)
  • Tillie Walden, Clementine Book Two (Image Skybound)


  • Jason Shawn Alexander, Detective Comics (DC); Killadelphia, with Germán Erramouspe (Image)
  • Tula Lotay, Barnstormers: A Ballad of Love and Murder (Comixology Originals/Best Jackett)
  • Inaki Miranda, Godzilla: Here There Be Dragons (IDW)
  • Dan Mora, Batman/Superman: World’s Finest, Shazam! (DC)
  • Chris Samnee, Fire Power (Image Skybound)
  • Jillian Tamaki, Roaming (Drawn & Quarterly)


  • Jason Shawn Alexander, Blacula: Return of the King (Zombie Love Studios)
  • Chaiko, The Monkey King (Magnetic)
  • Juanjo Guarnido, Blacksad, Vol 7: They All Fall Down, Part 2 (Europe Comics)
  • Liam Sharp, Nocterra: Nemesis Special (Best Jackett); Starhenge: The Dragon and the Boar (Image)
  • Martin Simmonds, Universal Monsters: Dracula (Image Skybound)
  • Sana Takeda, The Night Eaters: Her Little Reapers (Abrams ComicArts); Monstress (Image)


  • Jen Bartel, DC Pride 2023, Fire & Ice: Welcome to Smallville #1 (DC); Captain Marvel: Dark Tempest #1, Demon Wars: Scarlet Sin #1, Scarlet Witch #9, Sensational She-Hulk (Marvel)
  • Evan Cagle, Detective Comics (DC)
  • Jenny Frison, Alice Never After #1, BRZRKR: Fallen Empire #1, and other alternate covers (BOOM! Studios); Knight Terrors: Harley Quinn #1–2, Poison Ivy #8, #12 (DC)
  • E. M. Gist, Expanse Dragon Tooth #1, Something Is Killing the Children #28 & #34, Wild’s End, vol 2 #4 and other alternate covers (BOOM! Studios); Amazing Spider-Man #23, Doctor Aphra #36, Moon Knight #3, Nightcrawlers #1, Wolverine #38 (Marvel)
  • Peach Momoko, Demon Wars: Scarlet Sin, various alternate covers (Marvel)
  • Dan Mora, Coda #3, Damn Them All #4, MMPR 30th Anniversary Special #1, Rare Flavours #3 and other alternate covers (BOOM! Studios); Batman/Superman: World’s Finest, Outsiders #1, Poison Ivy #9, Shazam!, Titans #1 (DC)


  • Jordie Bellaire, Batman, Birds of Prey (DC); Dark Spaces: Hollywood Special (IDW)
  • Matt Hollingsworth, Captain America, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, Punisher (Marvel)
  • Lee Loughridge, Red Zone (AWA); Edgeworld, Grammaton Punch, Nostalgia (Comixology Originals); The Devil’s Cut, Gone, Somna (DSTLRY); Star Trek (IDW); Killadelphia (Image); Hunt. Kill. Repeat. (Mad Cave)
  • Dave McCaig, The Sacrificers (Image), The Walking Dead Deluxe (Image Skybound)
  • Dean White, Conan the Barbarian (Titan Comics)


  • Lauren Bowes, Inside the Mind of Sherlock Holmes (Titan Comics)
  • Emily Carroll, A Guest in the House (First Second/Macmillan)
  • Bill Griffith, Three Rocks (Abrams ComicArts)
  • Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, The Unlikely Story of Felix and Macabber, The Witcher: Wild Animals, and others (Dark Horse); Batman: City of Madness, The Flash, Poison Ivy, and others (DC); Black Cat Social Club (Humanoids); Beneath the Trees Where Nobody Sees (IDW); The Cull, What’s the Furthest Place from Here? (Image); and others
  • Richard Starkings, Barnstormers: A Ballad of Love and Murder, Canary (Comixology Originals/Best Jackett); Parliament of Rooks (Comixology); Astro City, Battle Chasers (Image); Conan the Barbarian (Titan Comics)
  • Rus Wooton, Monstress, The Sacrificers (Image); Fire Power, Kroma, Transformers, The Walking Dead Deluxe, Universal Monsters: Dracula, Void Rivals (Image Skybound); Hunt. Kill. Repeat., A Legacy of Violence, Nature’s Labyrinth (Mad Cave)


  • The Comics Journal #309; edited by Gary Groth, Kristy Valenti, and Austin English (Fantagraphics)
  • “The Indirect Market,” by Brandon Schatz and Danica LeBlanc,
  • Rob Salkowitz, for Forbes,, Publishers Weekly
  • SKTCHD, by David Harper,
  • SOLRAD: The Online Literary Magazine for Comics, (Fieldmouse Press)


  • Bryan Talbot: Father of the British Graphic Novel, by J. D. Harlock and Bryan Talbot (Brainstorm Studios)
  • Confabulation: An Anecdotal Autobiography, by Dave Gibbons (Dark Horse)
  • Flamed Out: The Underground Adventures and Comix Genius of Willy Murphy, edited by Mark Burstein (Fantagraphics)
  • I Am the Law: How Judge Dredd Predicted Our Future, by Michael Molcher (Rebellion)
  • The Pacific Comics Companion, by Stephan Friedt and Jon B. Cooke (TwoMorrows)
  • Thalamus: The Art of Dave McKean (Dark Horse)


  • Asian Political Cartoons, by John A. Lent (University Press of Mississippi)
  • The Claremont Run: Subverting Gender in the X- Men, by J. Andrew Deman (University of Texas Press)
  • Desegregating Comics: Debating Blackness in the Golden Age of American Comics, edited by Qiana Whitted (Rutgers University Press)
  • If Shehrazad Drew: Critical Writings on Arab Comics, by George Khoury-Jad (Sawaf Center for Arab Comics Studies and American University of Beirut Press)
  • In Visible Archives: Queer and Feminist Visual Culture in the 1980s, by Margaret Galvan (University of Minnesota Press)
  • Super Bodies: Comic Book Illustration, Artistic Styles, and Narrative Impact, by Jeffrey A. Brown (University of Texas Press)


  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein boxed set, designed by Mike Kennedy (Magnetic)
  • Gratuitous Ninja, by Ronald Wimberly, designed by Chloe Scheffe (Beehive Books)
  • Inside the Mind of Sherlock Holmes, designed by Donna Askem (Titan Comics)
  • Iron Maiden: Piece of Mind, designed by Josh Bernstein and Rob Schwager (Z2)
  • Toilet-bound Hanako-kun First Stall Box Set, designed by Wendy Chan (Yen Press)


  • Asturias: The Origin of a Flag, by Javi de Castro,
  • Daughter of a Thousand Faces, by Vel (Velinxi), (Tapas)
  • Lore Olympus, by Rachel Smythe, (WEBTOON)
  • Matchmaker, vol. 6, by Cam Marshall at (Silver Sprocket)
  • 3rd Voice, by Evan Dahm, (WEBTOON)
  • Unfamiliar, by Haley Newsome: (Tapas)


  • Blacksad, Vol 7: They All Fall Down, Part 2. by Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido, translation by Diana Schutz and Brandon Kander (Europe Comics)
  • Friday, by Ed Brubaker and Marcos Martin, vols. 7–8 (Panel Syndicate)
  • Parliament of Rooks, by Abigail Jill Harding (Comixology Originals)
  • Practical Defense Against Piracy, by Tony Cliff (
  • xzA Witch’s Guide to Burning, by Aminder Dhaliwal (