INTRODUCED in 1976, the Eagles are the comics industry’s longest established awards. Acknowledged as the pre-eminent international prizes, they have been featured on the covers of leading US and UK titles across the last 30 years.
Of course, the Eagle Awards are more international than that. There is a separate category for “Favorite European Book,” as well as the presence of several prominent Canadian comic book creators, as proven by both the multiple nominations scored by Bryan Lee O’Malley and the presence of one of the nominees in the “Favorite Web-based comic” award:
Favorite Web-based comic
• Hark! A Vagrant! by Kate Beaton
• Freak Angels by Warren Ellis and Paul Duffield
• Questionable Content by Jeph Jacques
• Axe Cop by Malachai and Ethan Nicolle
• xkcd.com by Randall Munroe
As this is one of those “voting is open to the public” type of deals, I imagine xkcd is more or less taking this one home. Or… is it? You are the judges, and the fates of the nominees rest in your hands, comic reading public.
(h/t Robot 6)