On Friday, CR readers were asked to "Name Five Comics Narratives Where There Was A Significant Delay -- For Whatever Reason -- Between When You Started And When You Finished." This is how they responded.
Eisner Judges Pick Aparo, Tarpe Mills, Stevens, Turner For HOF; Four More To Be Voted In For July
Announcement here. That's a diverse and interesting group -- by sample order above Jim Aparo,June Tarpé Mills, Dave Stevens, Morrie Turner -- and continue recent trends in selection. The judges also selected the nominated comics figures for voting. Four more will be named to the Hall that way. The latter group will be announced and both groups celebrated at the Eisner Awards in July.
The Eisners have put their descriptions of the nominees here. I will certainly be able to find four nominees for whom I can happily vote, and I wish everyone good luck. One thing that strikes me about this list is I'm less certain than usual where the voting will land -- there are a lot of popular types of comics figures which usually receive voting attention competing against one another this year. Should be fun to see how it works out.
This year's judges are Chris Arrant, Jared Gardner, Traci Glass, Jenn Haines, Steven Howearth and Jimmie Robinson. Final round votes are done through Eisnervote.com.
Looks like we'll have a new Comics Workbook site in six weeks. It makes sense to have that site reboot itself every few years as much attention they spend on how exactly the basic models work on their behalf. I look forward to the result.
* Heidi MacDonald calls attention to a recent Hannah Berry article about Berry's financial situation over a three-year stretch, and the saving grace of a partner making wages to live on. I think this is the new mission that now that the literary value and cultural impact of comics is no longer in question: return as much money and support to the creative class as possible. That doesn't automatically mean the problem is solved; my guess is that no matter how many cartoonists see a return that allows their work to be supported there will be three others that wish it to be so. But as many cross that threshold, the better; and to push at the limits of sustainable return better lets us know what's possible.