They announced the 2014 Eisner Award nominations yesterday, and Boxers & Saints was nominated for Best Publication for Teens! Actually, three of the six books in my category are from First Second Books. As a former high school teacher, I’m really proud to be a part of a team that’s serving that age group so well.
Congrats to all the other nominees! So many friends on the list: Jordan Mechner, LeUyen Pham, Alex Puviland, Cecil Castellucci, Faith Erin Hicks, Kazu Kibuishi, Paul Pope, Frank Cammuso, Zander Cannon… I’m super-excited that Zander Cannon’s Heck was nominated. Great book. Check it out if you haven’t already. You can find the full list here.