The 2011 Eisner Award nominations were just announced, with the following receiving nods for Best Reality-Based Work:
It Was the War of the Trenches, by Jacques Tardi (Fantagraphics)
Picture This: The Nearsighted Monkey Book, by Lynda Barry (Drawn & Quarterly)
Special Exits: A Graphic Memoir, by Joyce Farmer (Fantagraphics)
Treasury of XXth Century Murder: The Terrible Axe Man of New Orleans, by Rick Geary (NBM)
Two Generals, by Scott Chantler (McClelland & Stewart)
You’ll Never Know Book 2: Collateral Damage, by Carol Tyler (Fantagraphics)
Other nominations for these works include Best U.S. Edition of International Material for It Was the War of the Trenches, Best Painter/Multimedia Artist for Picture This, and Best Publication Design for both Two Generals and You’ll Never Know.
Other notable works that received nominations include Raina Telgemeier’s Smile in the Best Publication for Teens category and Zahra’s Paradise by Amir and Khalil for Best Digital Comic.
Voting for the Eisner nominations was conducted online and concluded March 24; the Eisner Award results will be announced on July 22 at San Diego Comic Con.
(via The Beat)