The 2011 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards will be held July 22, one of the many events associated with comic-Con International San Diego this year. In the weeks leading up to the awards ceremony, I’m turning my attention to various books and creators nominated for 2011 Eisners. The backlog of material I have to review offers me plenty of opportunities to examine work that’s been noted in the Eisner nominations (the full list of nominees can be found here), and those noms will no doubt bring this material, published in 2010, to the attention of a few people who pay attention to the Eisners and are curious about these recognized projects.
For the second in my Eye on the Eisners series, I’m turning my attention to one of the nominees in the Best Writer/Artist category. It’s a familiar name — the legendary Joe Kubert — and he’s been nominated in the category for his work on an original graphic novel published by DC Comics last year.