The judges have been announced for the 2009 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. The five-person panel selects the nominees, who are then voted on by eligible members of the comics industry.
The 2009 judges are:
• Amanda Emmert, owner of Muse Comics & Games in Missoula, Mont., and communications coordinator for ComicsPRO
• Mike Pawuk, teen-services public librarian for the Cuyahoga County Public Library in Parma, Ohio
• John Shableski, a sales manager for Diamond Book Distributors
• Ben Towle, cartoonist, educator and creator of Midnight Sun
• Andrew Wheeler, comics reviewer, blogger and former senior editor of the Science Fiction Book Club