2019 Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award Nominees

Thirty-four nominees have been chosen for this year’s Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award.

The Award is given out yearly to retailers who have done an outstanding job of supporting the comic art medium both in the industry at large and in their local community. Comics fans around the world nominate their favorite stores on the Comic-Con International website.

This year’s nominee list includes 34 comic retail stores from across the United States, plus Argentina, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Israel, Portugal, and Spain. The finalists will be announced during the week of Comic-Con, after the judges meet in San Diego. The recipient will be announced as part of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards on Friday, July 19

The nominees for the 2019 award are:

  • Alaska Robotics Gallery

Pat Race & Aaron Suring, Juneau, AK

  • Amazing Stories Comics

Jeff and Donalda Kocur, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

  • Arcadian Comics & Games

Stephen Struharik, Newport, KY

  • Ash Avenue Comics

Drew Sullivan, Tempe, AZ

  • Blast From The Past

Larry & Kathy Ross, Burbank, CA

  • Bob’s Bullpen

Bob LeFevre, Alpena, MI

  • Books with Pictures

Katie Proctor, Portland, OR

  • Brian’s Comics

Brian and Jennifer Christensen, Petaluma, CA

  • Cape and Cowl Comics

Eitan Manhoff, Oakland, CA

  • Collector’s Comics Inc

Keith Mallow, Port Saint Lucie, FL

  • Comic Quest

Kelly and Don Allen, Lake Forest, CA

  • Comic World

Kathleen Miller the comic book lady, Huntington, WV

  • Comics Conspiracy

Ryan Higgins, Sunnyvale, CA

  • Comiczone

Gareth Bird, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

  • Comikaza

Ori Ayalon and Jacob Sareli, Tel-Aviv, Israel

  • Comix Experience

Brian Hibbs, San Francisco, CA

  • Drawn To Comics

Ken and Susan Brown, Glendale, AZ

  • Earthworld Comics

Joshua Charles Glindmyer, Albany, NY

  • Escapist Comic Bookstore

Jack Rems, Berkeley, CA

  • Farpoint Toys & Collectibles

Penelope & Justin Daniels, Frank Mosentoff, Mays Landing, NJ

  • Four Color Fantasies

Mike Kwolek, Winchester, VA

  • Jesse James Comics

Jesse James, Glendale, AZ

  • Kingpin Books

Mário Freitas, Lisbon, Portugal

  • La Revisteria Comics

Lr Asturias SA., Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Legends Comics and Games

Darrick Oyama, Fresno/Clovis, CA

  • Nostromo Sevilla

Sergio López, Seville, Spain

  • Nuclear Comics

Kenny Jacobs, Laguna Hills, CA

  • The Perky Nerd

Tiffany Melius, Burbank, CA

  • Pulp 716 Coffee & Comics

Amy & Jay Berent, Lockport, NY

  • Sanctum Tattoos and Comics

Aaron Hamilton, Wess Gregg, Birmingham, AL

  • The Secret Lair

Stephen and Cristina Lotts, Harrisonburg, VA

  • Space Cadets Collection Collection

Jen King, Oak Ridge North, TX

  • Waterford Comics

Jonathan Sullivan, Waterford, Ireland

  • Zia Comics

Troy Stegner, Las Cruces, NM

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