Thursday, April 8, 2010

Abstract Comics Anthology receives an Eisner nomination!!!!!

The nominations for the Eisner awards were announced today, and Abstract Comics received a nomination for best anthology. Here is the entire category:

Best Anthology
• Abstract Comics, edited by Andrei Molotiu (Fantagraphics)
• Bob Dylan Revisited, edited by Bob Weill (Norton)
• Flight 6, edited by Kazu Kibuishi (Villard)
• Popgun vol. 3, edited by Mark Andrew Smith, D. J. Kirkbride, and Joe Keatinge (Image)
• Syncopated: An Anthology of Nonfiction Picto-Essays, edited by Brendan Burford (Villard)
• What Is Torch Tiger? edited by Paul Briggs (Torch Tiger)

More information at The Beat.


  1. Excellent news, Andrei -- congratulations to you and all the contributors.

  2. Whoo whoo whoo! Fabulous Andrei --- YOU most of all deserve it (although I think all we contributors are grand!) --- all the work and thought that went in to it --- even the mere fact of believing it could occur and making it happen!

  3. Thanks, everybody!

    Mark, you're totally right. When I make something myself, I'm pretty used to first imagining it and then seeing come into existence--but when I first imagined the anthology around 2004, its eventual, actual existence seemed improbable in the extreme. But somehow a pipe dream became reality. I'm still stunned that it actually happened.

  4. Go Abstract Comics! Go Andrei, thanks for making it happen!

  5. Andrei, I truly admire the fact that you make things happen! As we both know, there are tons of great ideas out there; I hear about them regularly. But you suggested this and THEN brought it about --- and it is beautiful! Most people are too easily discouraged. As my father used to say, "done is at least half" --- making and finishing such a book is amazing even beyond the good idea it was in the first place. Congratulations! I hope you (we) win!

  6. great news indeed ! thanks for all andrei, and to all, fellow contributors !

  7. I send you laurel leaves of victory
    Andrei and thanks for including my work. I remember the day you pitched the book to Gary Groth at SPX and you were so prepared and just INTO IT that he couldn't say no. BADASS!


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