Just like us, our authors were thrilled to hear the news! Here are their reactions to the nominations:
Liniers, author of The Big Wet Balloon
"Wooooow! Very proud of our little book and congrats to all the toonies and nominated colleagues. I'm on tour in Perú but tonight I'll celebrate with Pisco sour!"
This is his first Eisner nomination.
Frank Cammuso, author of Otto's Backwards Day
"That's great! Congrats to ALL!" says Frank Cammuso.
This is his second Eisner nomination. His self-published graphic novel Max Hamm Fairy Tale Detective received an Eisner nomination.
Philippe Coudray, author of Benjamin Bear in Bright Ideas!
"I'm proud of this second nomination for an Eisner Award though I'm jealous of my own character: Benjamin Bear is not only far more intelligent than his creator, he also speaks much better English!"
This is his second Eisner nomination. His previous TOON Book, Benjamin Bear in Fuzzy Thinking, was nominated for an Eisner award in 2012.