The Comics Reporter has received surprising news from Jackie Estrada of the Eisner Awards. The esteemed awards ceremony is accepting submissions for a possible “Best Digital Comic” category. As unlikely as this sounds here is the criteria Tom received:
Any professionally produced long-form comics work posted online or distributed via other digital media is eligible. The majority of the work must have been published in 2004. Audio elements and animation can be part of the work but must be minimal. Web comics must have a unique domain name or be part of a larger comics community to be considered. The work must be online-exclusive for a significant period prior to being collected in print form.
Follow the link to find out how to submit your favorite strip.
Yup. This is for real. A good day for webcomics.
Unfortunately, comic strips don\’t count. It has to be a \”long-form\” comic like a comicbook or graphic novel.