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Shaun Tan, Jesús Carrasco and Javi Rey receive Eisner Award nominations

2 May 2019

The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are the so-called "Oscars of Comics". Hosted by the San Diego Comic-Con, the annual prize-giving recognises many of the best creators working today, from colourists to webcomic artists. We're delighted that this year three SelfMadeHero creators feature on the list of nominations.

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Broken Frontier said of Shaun Tan's contribution to the tech-themed anthology I Feel Machine, "Tan provides us with more world-building brilliance in 20-ish pages than some fictional universes manage in their entire existences. Every inviting panel feels like it could spin off another story in itself." The Eisner committee agreed, and "Here I Am" was nominated for Best Short Story.

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Jesús Carrasco and Javi Rey's high-stakes dystopian drama, Out In the Open, is up for the Best Adaptation from Another Medium prize. Telling the story of a young boy who escapes a town ravaged by violence and drought, it is a bleak and yet hauntingly beautiful take on Carrasco's award-winning novel of the same name.

This year's Eisner Award winners will be announced at the San Diego Comic-Con on 19th July. For a full list of this year's nominees, click here.