IDW Publishing, publishers of such bestselling projects as Angel: After the Fall, Doctor Who: Agent Provacateur, and Welcome to Hoxford, has had five of its titles nominated for Eisner Awards. The Eisner Awards, named for comics legend Will Eisner, are given for creative achievement in American comic books.
IDW’s nominees are: Best Limited Series and Best Writer for Joe Hill’s Lock & Key; Best Reality-Based Work for Fishtown, and two nominations for Best Archival Collections/Project – Strips for The complete Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray, and Scorchy Smith and the Art of Noel Sickles – both part of The Library of American Comics, and compiled and edited by Dean Mullaney.
Locke & Key tells about Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them, and is home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all. Joe Hill is the bestselling author of The Heart-Shaped Box.
Fishtown captures the story of four Philadelphia teenagers and their involvement with the murder of a sixteen-year-old boy. Kevin Colden wrote and illustrated Fishtown, which was originally released as a webcomic and won a Xeric Award for weekly series.
The Complete Little Orphan Annie, by Harold Gray, is the second series to be released under IDW’s The
Library of American Comics imprint, and is edited and designed by Dean Mullaney. Volume One contains more than 1,000 daily comics in nine complete stories, from the very first strip in August, 1924 through October, 1927.
Scorchy Smith and The Art of Noel Sickles is a comprehensive, 352-page volume that collects, for the first time, every Scorchy Smith strip, the groundbreaking 1930s aviation adventure series by Noel Sickles. Edited and designed by Dean Mullaney, Scorchy Smith also features extensive DVD-style extras examining Sickles’s life and the decades-long influence of his work, while showcasing the breadth of his career as one of America’s foremost magazine illustrators.