If you're like us, you have a favorite local comics shop, one you visit on a regular basis. Now's your chance to share the love for that shop: The Call for Nominations for the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award is now open!
Each year Comic-Con International honors retailers from around the globe with the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award, named after the visionary creator of The Spirit. When Will approached Comic-Con about initiating the award in the early 1990s, he wanted it to acknowledge the important role that comics retailers play in the industry, nurturing the relationship between creators and their readers. The comic book retailer provides that vital link in getting the work from the creators and publishers to the public. Will recognized the importance of that link, and Comic-Con continues to recognize it over 20 years after Will’s original idea.
The Award is given out yearly to retailers who have done an outstanding job of supporting the comics medium both in the industry at large and in their local community. The 2013 Award recipient was Challengers Comics and Conversation of Chicago, Illinois, owned by Patrick Brower and W. Dal Bush.
You can nominate your favorite store for the 2014 Award ... click here for the ONLINE BALLOT, or click here to download a PDF and send it in to the address indicated on the form. The 2014 Award will be given out as part of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards on Friday evening, July 25, 2014.