Media Release — The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards — the Oscars of comic books and graphic novels — have nominated Rick Geary for Best Writer-Artist and Geary’s THE LINDBERGH CHILD: AMERICA’S HERO AND THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY (A Treasury of XXth Century Murder, Volume 1) for Best Reality-Based Work.
The nominations are only the latest of honors for Geary and THE LINDBERGH CHILD. The book-industry Bible Publishers Weekly, for instance, placed THE LINDBERGH CHILD on its list of Best Books of 2008.
Leading critics have lauded the book as:
• “Unforgettable, from start to finish.”– Comic Book Resources
• “Highly recommended, topnotch stuff.” — Publishers Weekly’s The Beat
• “Gripping and grisly.” — Wired.com
• “Fast paced and difficult to put down. Recommended” — Library Media Connection
• “Simultaneously factual and poignant.” — Teacher Librarian
• “I’m running out of superlatives.” — Scripps News Service
THE LINDBERGH CHILD uncovers the century’s most famous and mysterious kidnapping. Charles Lindbergh instantly became one of the world’s most famous people when he piloted the first one-man airplane flight from the United States to Europe. When his infant son was kidnapped, a media frenzy blew up and attracted some of the most colorful characters in the country.
Named for acclaimed comics creator Will Eisner, the Eisner awards are in their 21st year of highlighting the best publications and creators in comics and graphic novels, nominated by a blue-ribbon panel of judges. Ballots with this year’s nominees will go out this month to comics creators, editors, publishers, and retailers. The results in all categories will be announced in a gala awards ceremony on the evening of Friday, July 24, at Comic-Con International: San Diego.
THE LINDBERGH CHILD is a jacketed hardcover with black-and-white art, 6” x 9”, 80 pages, $15.95,
ISBN 978-1-56163-530-6. You can find more information at http://www.nbmpub.com/mystery/gearyhome.html, previews of the art at http://www.nbmpub.com/mystery/lindpre1.html, and an interview with Geary at http://www.morphizm.com/comix/nbm_geary.html.
NBM Publishing has been a leader in graphic novels for more than 30 years. The company publishes such stellar books as Richard Moore’s BONEYARD, Lewis Trondheim’s LITTLE NOTHINGS, Trondheim and Joann Sfar’s DUNGEON, David B.’s NOCTURNAL CONSPIRACIES — and, of course, Rick Geary’s THE LINDBERGH CHILD!
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