THIS YEAR’S Eisner Awards, which were presented over the weekend at Comic-Con International in San Diego, lived up to being especially applause-worthy for the diversity of the recognition — as the honorees included richly rendered graphic novels, strongly voiced digital comics and gorgeously archived comic strips.
And this year, in that spirit, Comic Riffs asked a range of the winners for their reactions to bagging an Eisner. Here is what they have to say:
“I am honored and happy to get the Eisner Award for my book. … The last month in Israel is so depressing and stressful, it was wonderful to have, at last, a reason to be happy.”– RUTU MODAN, speaking from her Tel Aviv home, upon winning Best Graphic Album/New for The Property (Drawn & Quarterly).