Monday, July 28, 2008

Fun With Eisner Award Twitters

(Editor's Note: This was originally posted Friday night/Saturday morning; it has been bumped in order to be easier to come across for anyone hitting the site Monday)

Wading through all the tweets from Twitterati at the Eisner Awards show. So far, the most interesting:

jamessime Special surprise Eisner host is drunken slurring Frank Miller. Having a hard time saying 'Spirit.' graemem @jamessime Frank Miller was AWESOME. Drunk old men should always begin award ceremonies.

mattfraction 5(!!!) kellysue Oh my god, I love Bá and Moon. popcandy Was just touched when Brazilian brothers Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba won for best anthology. This comes after 12 years of coming to Comic-Con.
ronxo Sitting next to Tim Sale, across from Darwyn Cooke and Ed Brubaker is behind me to my left and @agent_m to my right! Comics yay! Agent_M @graemem where are you sitting? I'm right behind @jamessime and @ronxo graemem @Agent_M In the cheap seats. You think I get into the fancy tables at an event like this? Agent_M @graemem ya gotta work your way up!
Samuel L. Jackson presenting an award at the Eisner's on TwitPic

Samuel L. Jackson is here! graemem Kate freaks out that she is in the same room as Sam Jackson. Her jaw dropped. graemem I wonder if Sam Jackson is all "Shit, I am slumming it here." Agent_M - Samuel L. Jackson presenting an award at the Eisner's
graemem Kate on Bill Finger Award: "Is this the award for old people?"
mattfraction jla11 graemem Oh, Brad. I'll be the first person to clap!

popcandy Samuel L. Jackson gave best single issue to Brad Meltzer, who said, "This award is to all the losers," defining a hero as someone who tries.

Then Samuel Mothafuckin' Jackson presents the award for best mini, which, according to Matt Fraction, was:

mattfraction UMBRELLA!!! mattfraction gabriel ba can no longer be called the quiet one edkaye I'm guessing from @fractions non-stop twittering, that Gabriel Ba just won an eisner for his work on Umbrella Academy ivanbrandon multiple eisner award winner gabriel bá popcandy Then Jackson gave best limited series to The Umbrella Academy. Writer Gerard Way (singer of My Chemical Romance) accepted with Gabriel Ba. popcandy "This really means so much to me," a nervous and moved Way said. "I know I had to prove a lot."

Thanks to Matt, Ed & Ivan for reminding me why I should be excited for Umbrella Academy winning. Don't get me wrong: I loved the mini. But it would be hard to get excited for a rock star winning a comic book award. I mean...if he loses...he's still a rock star. But Gabriel Ba? He just rocks.

Best work for teens? Have no idea. Matt and Graeme?

mattfraction laika graemem YAY NICK ABADZIS. Also, yay for person who screamed Hugo Tate. Anyone who wants to publish Hugo Tate, please do. graemem Also also, yay for Nick for namechecking Gina.
graemem Now, I liked Black Metal, but Matt was f'in' robbed. mattfraction chuck bb!! Totally didn't say baba booey ivanbrandon chuntz bon bon wins the special recognition award jamessime Matt and Darwyn rocked the Eisners but were beat out by Chuck BB and Y the Last Man. (sigh) Great company to be in Matt and Dar.
mattfraction cathy malkasian (Percy Gloom)

Best Collection - Comic Strips?

mattfraction terry&the pirates
Agent_M We had two nominees for best collection but lost to" I Shall Destroy All The Civilized Planets." I'm cool with that. I love that book.
Agent_M Perry bible fellowship won an award. Sweet! mattfraction perry bible fellowship
mattfraction I killed adolf Hitler edkaye @mattfraction well done. Before you were born too. I'm assuming you also invented the time machine?
Best US Edition of International Material - Japan:

mattfraction TEKKONKINKREET! ivanbrandon matsumoto wins
Agent_M Great. So I'm told is down. During comic-con weekend. Super. graemem @Agent_M If it helps, I can get to it fine right now. Agent_M @graemem that does help, actually! Thanks, G-dog! graemem @Agent_M We people in the cheap seats live to serve. Agent_M @graemem there are two open seats at my table... graemem @Agent_M I may take you up on that later, when I'm done writing stuff up for Gawker... If only to actually say hello to you in real life.
Agent_M Aw man, Rocketship in Brooklyn didn't win the retailer award. But I love that shop. Best in Brooklyn, definitely!
mattfraction god bless you Rory root

brave new world
mattfraction john broome and Arnold drake, you are forever in MY hall of fame
Agent_M Sergio Aragones is presenting the hall of fame award. Love Groo. Love his moustache. Mayhaps he'll do some work for Marvel?

Will Matt Fraction be prophetic?

mattfraction john Broome! mattfraction ARNOLD DRAKE! ivanbrandon arnold drake!!!!!!!!!
mattfraction barry Windsor smith made Gary groth say "rape"
ivanbrandon barry windsor smith's hall of fame acceptance speech about rape
mattfraction LEN WEIN!! graemem You know why it's a surreal experience for you, Len? Because of that outfit.
popcandy Hall of Fame inductees were announced, now we're on the "In Memoriam" tribute. (This is kinda like the Oscars, only twice as long!)
graemem Jane Weidlin not appearing to present awards = Best Moment Of Awards. graemem If Bill Morrison doesn't shut up, *I* will pretend to be Jane Weidlin to make him stop. graemem Torn by award: I love Spurgeon, Tim L and Matt B. WHO TO WIN?!? mattfraction newsarama. They also skipped over like four awards mattfraction just to fuck with Brubaker I think Agent_M Seriously? Really? Fail. NewsaramaBlog We won the Eisner! cyberpilate @NewsaramaBlog HOORAH! graemem @NewsaramaBlog DUDE! Congratulations. graemem Len Wein's outfit - Still eyecatching, even the second time out.

Well, hey...Newsarama won the award. Matt Brady, JK & the Blog@ crew, Troy & the Best Shots crew (Mike, Joe, Caleb, Janelle, Sarah, Mean Jeff, Jamie, Tim, etc), mighty Lucas Siegel and the Games section (wish I was still there so I could officially help test online play), Vaneta, Ben OPK (embattled as he's recently been) and too many to mention do great work. Sure do miss working with those folks!

Best Comics-Related Book?

mattfraction reading comics Agent_M Douglas Wolk won for his book Reading Comics! W00t!
mattfraction process recess 2
graemem Go Brube. mattfraction ED!!! edkaye @mattfraction Yes??? Agent_M Ed Brubaker won for Best Writer. Damn. Straight. edkaye Ed Brubaker? Nice one! popcandy Jane Wiedlin came onstage with a group of Stormtroopers. I'm next to Ed Brubaker, who ... just won best writer! Yay! popcandy Brubaker told me he thought Brian K. Vaughan would win for Y: The Last Man. He was actually busy texting someone when his name was called.
mattfraction chris ware

Best Writer/Artist - Humor?

mattfraction Powell again! Hurrah!
mattfraction SUGARSHOCK!

ivanbrandon multiple eisner award winner fábio moon edkaye Sugarshock for best webcomic? That's a bit much! It was good, but there's much better stuff out there. The Joss Whedon effect I assume. Hm!
mattfraction dan clowes for MR WONDERFUL
mattfraction buffy Agent_M Okay, really, Immortal Iron Fist should have won.
Agent_M Gabriel macht is presenting the last few awards. He's playing the spirit in the movie.
mattfraction satchel paige
mattfraction mousegurad

Best Graphic Album - New?

mattfraction exit wounds. And we're done.
jamessime Broke my heart: Jane Wiedlin bombing at the Eisners.


  1. "One would say he's having a hard time making a movie that resembles the work, too."

    Hah! Hey, Everyone knows the Spirit has rippling biceps and says things like "Crimals - I hate them - Bastard - Make them die" with a half naked hooker on each arm!

  2. Thanks, Ed! FYI: I'm updating this constantly with more Twitter info as it comes in. In fact, you've been quoted once now.

  3. Nice idea, must be hard to keep it up though :)

  4. Worst part? When no one hints at what the award was for...then I have to scan for names in the nomination list...

  5. Man, how many articles does a guy have to write a month to no longer be lumped in as "Best Shots"?

    haha. I only ask cause Steve Ekstrom credited me the same way in the Uncanny #100 look-back. You're in good company, K-Dog!

  6. Dammit...I meant to credit you in there with the Games thing. I'll fix that. And yes, fixing that is completely necessary...I think you know why! :p

  7. A quick thanks for getting all this good stuff together- I know it must be a bear to collect

  8. Thanks! A little bit of a pain, but I did have people doing the real reporting for me. ;) Matt Fraction's tweets supplied so much of this blog, I feel like I should add him as a contributor. ;)


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