OFFICIAL: Malki ! Wins Unofficial Eisner
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SAN DIEGO, CA — The Eisner Awards, the comics industry’s preeminent honors, were announced at last week’s San Diego Comic-Con in a gala reception well-attended by fans and industry luminaries. Immediately following the ceremony, “Wondermark” author David Malki ! was awarded an unofficial Eisner Award by an imaginary ghost of comics legend Will Eisner, for whom the award is named.
Malki’s book Beards of our Forefathers had been nominated for a real Eisner, for “Best Humorous Publication.” The unofficial Eisner win is the first for Malki, although he also won an unofficial Ignatz for “Wondermark” after being nominated in 2007.
“I am humbled to accept this award in lieu of the actual, real-life Eisner, which was held over my head high enough that I could not reach it even if I jumped as high as I could, and they would not let me bring a ladder on stage, even though I had brought one with me,” said Malki in a prepared statement to an invisible audience of spirits.
The unofficial Eisner statue is a miniature bottle of Purell hand sanitizer, which Malki proudly displayed at his booth for the remainder of Comic-Con.
“It’s much lighter than the official Eisner, with a bit more utility as well,” Malki added.
Reached for comment, the imaginary ghost of Will Eisner said “Bluuooooooghhh,” then rattled the chains that hung draped from his body.
July 29th, 2009 at 3:22 pm
Your unofficial parents must be very proud.
July 30th, 2009 at 12:31 pm
It will look great on your unofficial mantel!
July 30th, 2009 at 1:34 pm
I’m sure your unofficial wife is happy for you too.
July 30th, 2009 at 2:00 pm
Your unofficial competitors cried…on their wedding days!
July 30th, 2009 at 2:12 pm
Theoretical congratulations and abstract best wishes!
July 31st, 2009 at 6:59 am
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