2009 Eisner Award Voting Is Now Open

Official Press Release

Voting is now open for the 2009 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. Qualified voters include comic book/graphic novel/webcomic creators (writers, artists, cartoonists, pencillers, inkers, letterers, colorists); all nominees in any category; comic book/graphic novel publishers and editors; and owners and managers of comic book specialty retail stores.

Voting is available both by mail and electronically. Paper ballots have been sent out to the existing voter mailing list as well as to publishers. Voters can also download a pdf of the ballot, fill it in, and mail it. Completed ballots must be postmarked by June 15 to be counted. Finally, online voting is available at www.eisnervote.com through June 15. The results in all categories will be announced in a gala awards ceremony on the evening of Friday, July 24 at Comic-Con International.

For more information on the Eisner Awards and the downloadable ballot pdf, visit www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_eisners_main.shtmlQuestions about the Eisner Awards and voting can be sent to Jackie Estrada: jackie@comic-con.org

The Eisner Awards are presented under the auspices of Comic-Con International, San Diego, a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of and appreciation for comics and related popular art forms. primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contributions of comics to art and culture.

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