And the nominees are....
Congratulations to all of the D+Q authors nominated for Eisners this year, making our 20th anniversary that much more sweet! I mean, who's counting right,(definitely not me!) but it would appear that D+Q has 7 proper noms:
Best Reality Based Work: What It Is, by Lynda Barry
Best Graphic Album New: Paul Goes Fishing, by Michel Rabagliati
Best Graphic Album Reprint: Berlin Book 2: City of Smoke, by Jason Lutes
Best Archival Collection/Project Comic Books: Good-Bye, by Yoshihiro Tatsumi
Best Writer/Artist: Jason Lutes, Berlin
Best Painter/Multimedia Artist: Lynda Barry, What It Is
Best Publication Design: What It Is, designed by Lynda Barry
3 more for ACME:
Best Writer/Artist: Chris Ware, ACME Novelty Library (ACME)
Best Coloring: Chris Ware, ACME Novelty Library #19 (ACME)
Best Lettering: Chris Ware, ACME Novelty Library #19 (ACME)
and 5 more D+Q artists are nominated for non-D+Q projects, awesome!
Best Short Story: Actual Size, by Chris Ware, in Kramers Ergot 7
Best Short Story: Chechen War, Chechen Women, by Joe Sacco, in I Live Here
Best Short Story: Glenn Ganges in Pulverize, by Kevin Huizenga, in Ganges #2
Best Anthology: Best American Comics 2008, edited by Lynda Barry
Best Anthology: Kramers Ergot 7, edited by Sammy Harkham
Spurge has the complete list, though I'm sure Jackie will have it up soon. I may be biased, but I am declaring the judges to have excellent taste. Now it's up to you America.