Comic-Con International launched on Tuesday that the Eisner Awards judges have nominated manga creator Moto Hagio to be inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame for a 3rd consecutive yr. The judges have nominated 17 people, and voters will choose 4 to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Other nominees for this yr embrace Howard Chaykin, Gerry Conway, Kevin Eastman, Steve Englehart, Larry Hama, Jeffrey Catherine Jones, David Mazzucchelli, Jean-Claude Mézières, Grant Morrison, Gaspar Saladino, Jim Shooter, Garry Trudeau, Ron Turner, George Tuska, Mark Waid, and Cat Yronwode.

Six additional folks had been already routinely inducted this yr: Max Gaines, Mark Gruenwald, Marie Duval, Rose O’Neill, Alex Nino, and P. Craig Russell.

Hagio is a pioneer of shōjo and shōnen-ai manga, and her works helped arrange conventions of these and completely different fields. Hagio’s They Were Eleven, A Drunken Dream and Other Stories, A,A’, The Heart of Thomas, Otherworld Barbara, and The Poe Clan manga have English releases. Her Lil’ Leo manga has an English launch deliberate, and The Poe Clan manga can have a model new sequence this yr.

Hagio acquired the Person of Cultural Merit honor from the Japanese authorities in October 2019. She moreover acquired the Asahi Prize for fiscal yr 2016, and the Japanese authorities beforehand awarded Hagio with the Spring 2012 Medal With Purple Ribbon, which honors instructional and artistic achievement. Hagio was the first shōjo manga creator to acquire the award.

Creative professionals working throughout the comics or related industries, publishers, editors, retailers (comics retailer householders or managers), graphic novels librarians, and comics historians/educators can vote for 4 nominees on-line by May 11. The awards ceremony could be held all through the Comic-Con International event on July 22.

The earlier Japanese inductees of the Eisner Hall of Fame had been Osamu Tezuka (2002), Kazuo Koike (2004), Goseki Kojima (2004), Katsuhiro Otomo (2012), and Rumiko Takahashi (2018). Moto Hagio was beforehand nominated in 2021 and 2020 (along with Keiji Nakazawa). Akira Toriyama and Naoki Urasawa had been nominated in 2019, nevertheless weren’t among the many many 4 chosen.

Source: The Beat (Taimur Dar)