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Viva Alex Toth!

We’re extremely proud to have won the 2015 Eisner Award for Best Comics-Related Book forGENIUS, ANIMATED: The Cartoon Art of Alex Toth. Adding the two Eisner wins for the Toth Trilogy from last year, that makes three books, three Eisner wins. On behalf of Bruce, Dean, and Lorraine, as well as Alex’s children and grandchildren…thanks to everyone who voted us this honor.

Here’s Dean accepting the award at SDCC this weekend.



Also, here’s Dean and Don McGregor (this year’s receipient of the Bill Finger Award) joking around at the IDW booth. Did I hear someone say “Mutt and Jeff?”


And the panelists on the “That 70s Panel” — (left to right: Chris Claremont, Bob Layton, Don, Mark Evanier, and Dean.

A good time, as they say, was had by all.


The Eisner Award nominess are…

We’re pleased as punch to have received three Eisner Award nominations this year.

Of the five books nominated in the Best Comics-Related Book category, two are LOAC productions:

1. What Fools These Mortals Be, the lavish Puck collection by Michael Kahn and Richard West.

2. Dean and Bruce’s Genius, Animated: The Cartoon Art of Alex Toth (the third book in their Alex Toth trilogy. Fans will recall that Genius, Illustrated was the big winner in 2014).

Our sister imprint—EuroComics—garnered a nomination for its very first release! Corto Maltese: Under the Sign of Capricorn by Hugo Pratt is nominated in the Best U.S. Edition of Foreign Material category!

Our thanks to the Eisner Award judges for their acknowledgments!



Toth and Crosby Welcome Russ Manning! Four Eisner Nominations for LOAC!

We’re pleased to announce that the Library of American Comics has received four Eisner Award nominations this year.

Genius, Illustrated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth received two nominations—one for Best Comics-Related Book and one for Best Publication Design. (The first book in the trilogy—Genius, Isolated—was previously nominated for an Eisner, and won the Harvey Award).

Percy Crosby’s Skippy has garnered its second nomination for Best Archival Collection—Strips with this nod for Volume Two (Volume One was nominated last year).

Also nominated is the Best Archival Collection—Strips category is the first volume of Tarzan: The Russ Manning Newspaper Strips.

Thanks to the nominating committee!




LOAC receives two Eisner nominations!

The Library of American Comics is proud to note that two of our books are nominated for Eisner Awards this year in the Best Archival Collection — Newspaper Strips category.

The Definitive Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim gets the nod for the second year in a row. Kudos to book designer Lorraine Turner and intro writer Bruce Canwell for being recognized two years running!

The premiere volume of Percy Crosby’s Skippy is also nominated. Kudos to co-editor and intro writer Jared Gardner, and to Lorraine Turner for her fantastic book design (especially the die-cut fence dustjacket).

For those counting, this makes 16 Eisner Award nominations for LOAC. Thanks to the Eisner committee for acknowledging our efforts.




LOAC garners FIVE Eisner Award nominations

We’re happy to report that our efforts at the Library of American Comics have been acknowledged with five nominations for this year’s Eisner Awards—the most we’ve ever received in a single year. The 2012 nominees are:

“Best Archival Collection: Comic Strips”
FLASH GORDON/JUNGLE JIM. Edited by Dean Mullaney and designed by Lorraine Turner


“Best Archival Collection: Comic Strips” MISS FURY. Edited by Trina Robbins and designed by Lorraine Turner


“Best Comics-Related Book” GENIUS, ISOLATED: THE LIFE AND ART OF ALEX TOTH by Dean Mullaney and Bruce Canwell


“Best Comics-Related Book” CANIFF: A Visual Biography. Edited and designed by Dean Mullaney

“Best Publication Design” Dean Mullaney for GENIUS, ISOLATED: The Life and Art of Alex Toth


We’d like to thank the Eisner Awards nominating committee for these acknowledgments.


Bloom County Wins 2010 Eisner Award


The Library of American Comics again won the Eisner Award for Best Archival Project—Newspaper Strips given at the San Diego Comicon, as Bloom County took home the honors. LOAC’s Bringing Up Father was also nominated.

Above are (left to right) Creative Director Dean Mullaney, Associate Art Director (and Sunday colorist) Lorraine Turner, Berkeley Breathed himself, and series editor Scott Dunbier (proudly holding the award).

It was the first Comicon appearance for Berkeley, who also received the Inkpot Award. He was a real trooper, signing books and talking with fans for three straight days. He also created a Comicon-exclusive t-shirt. Needless to say, a fun time was had by all.


Two More Eisner Nominations for LOAC!

If we weren’t Red Sox fans, we might say this is a “three-peat.” In our first three years, the Library of American Comics has been nominated six times for Eisner awards. Our initial release—Milton Caniff’s Terry and the Pirates—won as Best Archival Project.

This year, Bloom County and Bringing Up Father have each been nominated for Best Archival Project.

Bringing Up Father collects the most famous of George McManus’s storylines: the cross-country tour of 1939-1940. The book was edited by Bruce Canwell.

Bloom County Volume One begins the first comprehensive reprinting of Berkeley Breathed’s 1980s classic. The series is edited by Scott Dunbier.

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