And the Eisner goes to ...19 July 6:55 p.m. EDT
For comics creators, winning an Eisner is akin to getting an Academy Award, Grammy and Tony all in one. The awards, named for Will Eisner -- a comics pioneer and renowned influence -- are handed out annually at Comic-Con International.
Nominees are voted on by comic book industry pros in categories that include best writer, best artist, best single issue, kids publication, limited stories and story arc, among others.
Past winners include:
This year's winners will be announced tonight.
- Alan Moore
- Neil Gaiman
- Brian Michael Bendis
- Darwyn Cooke
- Frank Miller
- Chris Ware
--Matt Moore, News Editor, Pa., and comics writer and fan covering this year's convention