Last year saw Eisner nominations given to Philippe Coudray's Benjamin Bear in Fuzzy Thinking and Geoffrey Hayes' Patrick in A Teddy Bear's Picnic and Other Stories. Now we've garnered three nominations in the category of Best Publication for Early Readers Up to Age 7: Benny and Penny in Lights Out!, Maya Makes a Mess, and Zig and Wikki in the Cow. Our authors and artists share in our joy:
"I am both extremely thrilled and honored to have been selected as a candidate for the prestigous Eisner award for a children's comic book."
-- Rutu Modan, author and illustrator of Maya Makes a Mess
"Since I consider myself a comic artist first and foremost, being nominated for an Eisner Award is especially meaningful to me!"
-- Geoffrey Hayes, author and illustrator of Benny and Penny in Lights Out!
-- Trade Loeffler, illustrator of Zig and Wikki in the Cow
"Wow, wow, wow, wow WOW!!"
-- Nadja Spiegelman, author of Zig and Wikki in the Cow