was one of four honorees selected by voters from this year’s
slate of fifteen nominees for induction into the Hall of Fame. The
other 2008 inductees are Len Wein, Arnold Drake and John Broome.
Voting for the Eisners is restricted to professionals working in
industry, including creators, publishers, editors and retailers.
was made on Friday, July 25th at the Comic-Con International in San
Diego, at the annual gala Eisner Awards ceremony. Accepting for Windsor-Smith,
who was unable to attend, was Barry’s friend and publisher from
Fantagraphics Books, Gary Groth.
the NEXT PAGE button below to read Winsdor-Smith's acceptance address,
presented by Groth at the Eisner ceremony on his behalf.
Windsor-Smith has received a 2008
Will Eisner Comic Industry Hall of Fame Award. The
Eisners are considered the Oscars of the comic
industry. "The primary purpose of these awards," says Awards Administrator
Jackie Estrada, "is to call attention to and celebrate the best that
the comics artform has to offer."