Teachers and Librarians, I have a favor to ask. The favor is, please vote in the Eisner Awards.
Voting for the Eisner Awards is going on right now (voting ends Monday). The Eisner Awards, in case you don’t know, are the single most important award for comic books. Any librarian or educator who has ever worked with graphic novels in their profession is eligible to vote.
For the teen and kid categories, it’s vitally important that more librarians and educators participate, even if they vote for something other than Hereville. The “best publication for kids” category is at the bottom of page 1 (it’s item #6), and the “best publication for teens” category is at the top of page 2 (it’s item #7). If a graphic novel you think is deserving came out in 2010 and isn’t listed, it’s fine to write it in, too.
(You’re not required to vote in every category — it’s fine to vote in only one or two.)
Hereville is nominated in the “Best Publication for Teens” category (page 2 of the ballot, or item #7). If you’re a Hereville fan, I hope you’ll consider voting for Hereville.
Finally, if you’re willing to spread the word to any librarians or educators you know who you think might vote, I’d really appreciate it. You can register to vote in the Eisners here.