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.