Gold and silver Eisner Award seals are now available for publishers to purchase and place on their nominated and winning books. These seals are similar to those used in other such book awards programs.
“Being nominated for an Eisner Award, let alone winning, is a prestigious accolade,” said Jackie Estrada, Eisner Awards administrator. “Many publishers have been asking whether such seals are available to help booksellers and librarians choose award-quality graphic novels, it is for this reason we are making these seals available.”
The seals come in both gold (for winning works) and silver (for nominated works). Publishers can purchase the seals to place on books that have been nominated in prior years as well as for 2008 books. The seals can be placed on existing books or on books that are going back to press for reprinting.
Publishers wanting to purchase the seals should contact Estrada via e-mail (Jackie@comic-con.org) or phone (619-414-1020).
The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, considered the “Oscars” of the comic book industry, have been administered under the auspices of Comic-Con International: San Diego since 1990. More information on the awards can be found at http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_eisners_main.shtml.
Eisner Award seals are the sole property of Comic-Con International. Publishers or any other organizations are prohibited from reproducing seals. Seals may be placed only on the book that originally won the award. A complete list of seal worthy publications is available from Comic-Con.
The award seals were designed by Danica Novgorodoff.