Saturday, July 25, 2009

2009 Eisner Awards

Hooray! The Eisner's have been announced. Take what you will from it, but I sure do love to see what gets picked.

Here's the youth stuff w/ the winners in blue:

Best Publication for Kids
Amulet, Book 1: The Stonekeeper, by Kazu Kibuishi (Scholastic Graphix)
Cowa! by Akira Toriyama (Viz)
Princess at Midnight, by Andi Watson (Image)
Stinky, by Eleanor Davis (RAW Junior)
Tiny Titans, by Art Baltazar and Franco (DC)

Best Publication for Teens/Tweens
Coraline, by Neil Gaiman, adapted by P. Craig Russell (HarperCollins Children's Books)
Crogan's Vengeance, by Chris Schweizer (Oni)
The Good Neighbors, Book 1: Kin, by Holly Black and Ted Naifeh (Scholastic Graphix)
Rapunzel's Revenge, by Shannon and Dean Hale and Nathan Hale (Bloomsbury Children's Books)
Skim, by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki (Groundwood Books)

Not much of a surprise for the kids publication. There's been a lot of talk about Tiny Titans, and the almost-6-year-old in my house loves it. I love Cowa! because it has a ghost named Jose Rodriguez. Genius. And Paifu is just so lovable.

For teens, I did not like The Good Neighbors. Laura reviewed it here. Jenn, here. I also didn't care much for Rapunzel's Revenge. So, good there. Coraline beat out Skim, which I thought was exceptional. (I did not read Crogan's Vengeance.) So a bit of a surprise, but then Gaiman is on a roll this year. Mark another notch in his prize belt.

1 comment:

Patti said...

That surprises me too - I've heard nothing but love about Skim.