The judges have spoken! Denis Kitchen, Oscar Valiente, Tula Lotay, Diamond Comic Distributors VP of Retailer Services Chris Powell, and German Puig selected the six finalists for the 2019 Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award and the nominees were announced on Thursday, the official start of the 50th annual San Diego Comic-Con International. Valiente and Puig are from Norma Comics in Barcelona, Spain, last year’s Spirit Award recipients.
The 2019 Eisner Awards will be announced Friday, July 19 Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel. Check out the six Spirit of Comics Retailer nominees below and stay tuned for The Beat‘s award show coverage, live from SDCC.
Alaska Robotics Gallery
Pat Race & Aaron Suring, Juneau, AK
Books with Pictures
Katie Proctor, Portland, OR
Cape and Cowl Comics
Eitan Manhoff, Oakland, CA
Mário Freitas, Lisbon, Portugal
La Revisteria Comics
Alejandro Gonzalez, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sergio López, Seville, Spain
In case you missed it, the rest of the nominees were announced in late April, with Image and DC leading the pack.