This iPhone thing is really catching on. Today’s press release involves a free app for checking out the Eisner Award nominees. We totally just downloaded this app and it features excerpts from all the nominees…some of the art could be a little bigger but it’s a decent enough primer to learn about things you might not otherwise see. And did we mention it’s FREE?
Digital entertainment provider Uclick has announced the release of a new Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards app for iPhone and iPod Touch. The app celebrates the comics industry’s most prestigious awards by providing details on Will Eisner and the Eisner Awards, as well as the entire list of award categories in a tap-and-swipe menu, with information on each creator and title, and images from their nominated works.
“We are honored to work with the Eisner organization to bring the first ever Eisner app to the iPhone,” said Uclick CEO Douglas Edwards. “This app is an excellent way for fans and industry professionals to navigate the entire list of Eisner-nominated creators and works. It’s an interactive showcase that allows readers to familiarize themselves with the nominees for the industry’s most distinguished award.”
The Eisner Awards app is available now for free in the App Store and on iTunes.
The app will update with icons indicating the winners in each category shortly after the voting results are announced on Friday, July 24.
“There is a great deal of anticipation and excitement within the industry leading up to the announcement of the Eisner winners,” said Edwards, “and this app gives everyone the chance to be engaged and informed. The popularity of the iPhone allows us to bring even more attention to the comic industry and the awards that celebrate some of the very best work in comics.”
The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards were established in 1987 and have been a part of the San Diego Comic-Con since 1990. Named for pioneering cartoonist Will Eisner, creator of the Spirit and several award-winning graphic novels, the Eisners are given to recognize outstanding achievement in graphic storytelling. The nominees are selected by a five-person committee and voted on by industry professionals. The winners are announced during a gala event each year at San Diego Comic-Con.
Uclick has created more than 100 apps for iPhone and iPod Touch, featuring comic books, comic strips, graphic novels, manga and webcomics. The Uclick lineup of hit titles includes Bone, Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Garfield Minus Garfield and more.
To get the Eisner Awards app for iPhone and iPod Touch, search “Eisner” in the App Store or click on the link below: http://bit.ly/4ODQm