This past Monday, the nominations were announced for the 2008 Eisner Awards, with Image Comics garnering a total of nine nominations for nine different titles.

"We're especially proud of this year's nominations, as the the mix titles reflects the direction Image has taken over the last several years," said Image Comics Executive Director Eric Stephenson. "We're looking at nominations for creators old and new, in genres ranging from all-ages humor to political thrillers and just about everything in-between."

This year's nominations are easily Image's most varied and eclectic in sometme with new creators such as Jonathan Hickman (Best Limited Series - THE NIGHTLY NEWS) and Michael Cavallaro (Best Limited Series - PARADE (WITH FIREWORKS)) up for awards alongside veterans like Kyle Baker (Best Writer/Artist - THE BAKERS: BABIES AND KITTENS) and Joe Casey (Best Graphic Album - Reprint: GODLAND CELESTIAL EDITION). Also featured are two titles spotlighting a number of creators, 24SEVEN, VOL. 2 for Best Anthology and LUCHA LIBRE for Best Humor Publication. Others include THE INFINITE HORIZON by Gerry Duggan and Phil Noto for Best New Series, PX! BOOK ONE: A GIRL AND HER PANDA by Many Trembley and Eric A. Anderson for Best Publication for Teens and Ben Tempelsmith in a shared Best Painter or Multimedia Artist for his work on FELL.

Winners will be announced on Friday, July 25th during the ceremony at San Diego Comic Con International. More information about the Eisner Awards can be found at http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_eisners_main.shtml.

Image Comics is a comics and graphic novels publisher formed in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Since that time, Image has gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. There are currently four partners in Image Comics (Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino), and Image is currently divided into four major houses (Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, and Image Central). Image comics and graphic novels cover nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable, offering science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor, and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. Visit www.imagecomics.com.

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