A collection of photos showing presenters, acceptors, and partygoers!
Jackie Estrada, Administrator of the Will Eisner Comic Art Awards, gets ready for the ceremony.
Bill Morrison with Laura and Mike Allred.
VIP buffet east . . .
. . . VIP buffet west!
With Bob Schreck and Jamie Rich.
Mike Hamersky of the blog, Michael D Hamersky On Comics.
VIP check-in, in the foyer of the ballroom where the Eisner Awards will be held.
Eisner judges table: The Beat’s Heidi MacDonald ( 2016 Eisner Retailer judge), 2016 judges journalist/reviewer Brian Doherty, librarian Jason M. Poole (Webster Public Library, Webster, NY), Comic-Con International board member Natalie Powell and 2014’s judge, Comic-Con International board member Lee Oeth.
Jackie kicks off the festivities with opening remarks and urging attendees to use the Eisner nominee ballot as a “shopping list” to seek out and discover some of this year’s outstanding comics.
Actor/writer John Barrowman was the host of 2016 Eisner Awards.
Stage assistant Kayre Morrison reacts to Zap Brannigan’s (aka John Barrowman) comment regarding the graphic novel, “Anna Banana and the Chocolate Explosion.”
Lynda Barry and Matt Groening present the Eisner for Best Publication For Early Readers.
Sue Burgos accepts for her father, comics pioneer and creator of The Human Torch, Carl Burgos, as he’s entered in the Will Eisner Hall of Fame.
Lynda Barry is entered in the Will Eisner Hall of Fame and delivers a very moving acceptance speech- not a dry eye in the house!
Jackie with Lynda Barry.
John Barrowman returns to the stage . . . as Squirrel Girl.
Mark Evanier checks what he will say regarding the Bill Finger Award he will present . . . and Congressman John Lewis and collaborators on the reality based comics series “March” await to go onstage.
A standing ovation for Congressman John Lewis.
And the Eisner goes to “March” for Best Reality-Based Work. Seen with Congressman John Lewis are collaborators Nate Powell and Andrew Aydin.
The big finish: The final categories are delivered by actor Phil LaMarr and Harley (John Barrowman) Quinn.
Take a bow: Anina Bennett, Jackie Estrada, John Barrowman, Phil LaMarr and Kayre Morrison.
Eisner after-party with dulcet tones provided by Marion Garver Fredrickson and Chris Fulford-Brown (wasn’t Dulcet Tones a Spirit femme fatale?).
Eisner Awards assistant Eunice Verstegen and photographer Jody Culkin.
With Anina Bennett and Jackie Estrada.
Reserve that table for 2017!