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D+Q Nominees: Eisner and Doug Wright Awards!

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(Hot tip: purple books get nominated for awards)

Awards season has begun. Perhaps you didn't know that comics is a glitzy and glamorous business, but we've got trophies and medals too, okay? And we're very proud to announce that a whole bunch of Drawn and Quarterly titles have been nominated for Eisner and Doug Wright awards! Woo-hoo!

The Doug Wright Awards take place at our beloved Canadian festival, TCAF. Both Geneviève Castrée's Susceptible and Seth's Palookaville 21 have been nominated in the Best Book category! Toronto Comic Arts Festival takes place May 11th and 12th at the Toronto Reference Library. Keep an eye on this space in the next month for more info, and visit the festival's tumblr right now to peep the advances we'll have on hand (they call us "wild" and that's why we like 'em).

The Eisner Awards take place at the cartooning extravaganza that is San Diego Comic-Con (this year, that's July 24th-27th), and six D+Q books are up for prizes! Check it:

Best Short Story: "Go Owls" by Adrian Tomine, from Optic Nerve 13
Best Humor Publication: You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack by Tom Gauld
Best Reality-Based Work: Woman Rebel by Peter Bagge
Best Graphic Album (New): The Property by Rutu Modan
Best US Edition of Int'l Material-Asia: Showa 1926-1939 by Shigeru Mizuki
Best Comics-Related Book: Co-Mix by Art Spiegelman

Again, stay tuned for more info about Comic-Con. Clicking any of the titles above will give you a lil' preview of what they're all about, if you don't already own and adore these books. Congrats to all of our nominees!

And in honour of Throwback Thursday, here's Shigeru Mizuki with his 2012 Eisner for Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths: