NBM'S EISNER Nominees: Trondheim, De Crecy Named for
Date: 23 April 2007
Trondheim is a leader in a new and exciting movement, "La Nouvelle Generation" or "Nouvelle Vague." This group of French cartoonists focuses on vulnerable characters in impossible situations. Mr. I features a humble stick figure who, no matter what he tries, always ends up killed; each page is a miniature story that starts placidly— Mr. I goes ice fishing, Mr. I uses a vending machine — but leads to a fate fit for Wile E. Coyote. Dungeon mixes suspense, adventure, and laughs in a castle filled with monsters; Marvin the Vegetarian Dragon and his self-centered pal Herbert the Duck must defend Dungeon, whether they want to or not.
The Eisners have often honored NBM publications. In 2006, for instance, the Dungeon volume The Early Years and Manu Larcenet's Ordinary Victories received nominations as Best U.S. Edition of Foreign Material.
Other NBM-related nominees for 2007 include:
• Trondheim's Dungeon co-writer Joann Sfar as Best Writer/Artist for Klezmer and Vampire Loves • and Stefano Gaudiano — translator of NBM's No Pasaran! by Vittorio Giardino and many other NBM books — for Daredevil (Best Continuing Series)
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