Irmina by Barbara Yelin Scoops an Eisner Nomination

Nominees have been announced for this year’s Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, and it’s good news for Barbara Yelin. Her extraordinary wartime drama, Irmina, has been included in the “Best U.S. Edition of International Material” category.

Irmina_cover for blog

Set for the most part in the Berlin of Hitler’s Germany, Yelin’s award-winning graphic novel is a troubling drama based on the life of the author’s grandmother. Conjuring the oppressive atmosphere of Nazi Germany, Irmina explores the tension between integrity and social advancement, reflecting with compassion and intelligence on the complicity that results from the choice, conscious or otherwise, to look away.

Chosen as one of The Observer‘s Best Graphic Books of 2016Irmina has been praised by PopMatters and The Quietus, among many other outlets.

Barbara Yelin_photo_blog

The Eisner Award winners will be announced at the San Diego Comic Con, which takes place from 20-23 July 2017. You can see the full list of nominees here.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *