Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Eisner Nomination


Last week I learned that my comic "Hamburgers for One," has been nominated for a 2011 Will Eisner Comics Industry Award for "Best Short Story."

Just being nominated is an honor I never would have dared to dream of. I'd like to say "thank you" to DJ Kirkbride, Anthony Wu, Adam P. Knave, and the folks at Image who got behind my story and pushed for it to get the nomination.

I've decided to post the entire story here for you to read. Just click on the jpg below and you'll be able to scroll through all 24 pages (be patient though, it's a big image). Please feel free to read it, and pass on a link to your friends.



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Best,

30 comments:

Jori Bolton said...

That's a fantastic story, I really enjoyed it! Comes across as very sincere, and your moment choices and the ponderous pacing is great! And your linework is beautiful. Best of luck with the nomination!

Frank said...

Thanks, Jori. I appreciate the love!

exactwords said...

Congrats on the nomination! And thanks for posting the story. Very authentic in every way. The pacing is perfect, and awkwardness just builds and builds, but you don't make it too obvious. The paneling decisions are great as well--the one that really struck me was the shot of the two hands with the money. It heightened the significance for the reader while also giving us a look at what the main character was thinking.
Good luck on the award!

Frank said...

Thanks, that's quite a compliment. I appreciate your support!


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bill said...

So good. Congrats.

Anonymous said...

come on frank, you didn't know u had a hit on your hands? I knew, not to mention the art is flawless! I think you're one of the best that's doing it these days. What did you use for the line quality? quill and a brush pen?

-Kenneth

Richie Pope said...

I remember looking for this short and finding it in Popgun at my local comic book store. Amazing storytelling and pacing, Frank!

Dominic Bugatto said...

Congrats , nicely done.

Aaron Rossell Illustration said...

First of all, congratulations on creating an amazingly beautiful and touching short comic. I loved it.
Second, congrats on the enormous nomination!! That's exciting-- you deserve it for this.

Frank said...

Aaron, Dominic, Bill-- thanks for the love!

Kenneth - This was inked with a Hunt 101 quill nib and india ink.

RAWLS said...

Congrats my friend!! You definitely deserve it!

Anonymous said...

forever alone.jpg

Eric said...

Great stuff. Painful in a good way. Very relatable; I can simultaneously feel sorry for his loneliness, feel frustrated at his awkwardness, and feel worried that I'm more like him than I care to admit. I hope you win!

Incidental technical note: I first tried to read this on an iPhone, then an iPad; I don't know if it's a Blogger thing, a Flickr thing, or an iOS thing, but the image that came up was too low-res to read (just 288 pixels tall). I had to fire up my desktop computer to read it at the proper resolution.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely amazing. You have incredible talent my friend.

Frank said...

Thanks, guys.

Eric-- i noticed the same thing on my iPhone. I'm not sure what it is, must be blogger. Probably has something to do with the large size of the jpg.


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Sameer Vasta said...

Wow, this was powerfully-told, excellently-drawn, and frighteningly-relatable.

Thanks for sharing, and congratulations. All the kudos are much deserved.

Ted Mielczarek said...

Really great, thanks for sharing. And congrats on the nomination!

Douglass Smith said...

Love the short story, beautifully told and drawn. Thanks for posting it. I'll put a link on my site.

2ndson said...

congrats Frank, much deserved recognition!

Joshua Yehl said...

There are a million super heroes and violent fantasies out there with explosions and blood and action, but I dare say I can't think of one that was anywhere near as enthralling at this story. I was pulled in from the start and couldn't tear my eyes away until the expertly crafted end.

I literally ignored a phone call to finish reading this.

A phone call at work!

Albane said...

Hi! Thank you for your story, in France we've found it really great too!
And good luck for your nomination

Frank said...

Thanks, everyone! Be sure to register and vote for it to win the Eisner!

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Kat R said...

This was such a beautifully done comic, everything about it was so well crafted.

Congrats on the nomination! You really deserve it!

somesh kumar said...

Nicely done. I love the full page waiting panels. Good work.

Ass Forward said...

Hi Frank. Fantastic work! I have a question: It looks like you're using only two colors, maybe three for the entire comic. Someone I'm having an argument with says they count seven and I told them I thought it was just different tints and shades of the same two or three colors. Am I right?

Catherine Askew said...

My friend just linked me to this on flickr, so I looked you up. It's such a beautiful piece of work - a well deserved nomination. It's completely considered and natural all at once. Beautiful story and gorgeous illustration. :3

Anonymous said...

congratulations!!!! -caitlin

Frank said...

Kat - Thanks!
Somesh - That's my favorite part, too. Thanks!
Ass Forward - You're right; it's colored with just orange and gray... with a beige overlay.
Catherine - I appreciate your support!
Caitlin - Thanks!

Griselda Sastrawinata said...

This is wonderful!!!! Your comic is awesome! I learned a lot about hamburger. Next time you're in town, we have to go to Pie n Burger.

xoxoxox,
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*daisy said...

beautiful story; sad and sweet and so lovely in its stillness. Congrats on the Eisner nom!! : D