And the nominees are…

The final roster of nominees for this year’s list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens is available for perusal. It’s an amazing list, and I don’t envy the people who have to whittle it down to finalists.

I thought it might be interesting to see how the nominations broke down by publisher. Keep in mind that some figures represent multiple volumes of a single series, but I decided to go for just a book-by-book breakdown. In the case of some publishers, I kept imprints separate (like DC with its super-hero universe, Vertigo and Minx books), particularly if they had very different target audiences.

Tokyopop leads the pack with 23 books nominated. [I initially put that at 24, but Kevin Melrose is better at counting than I am.] Del Rey took second place with 11, followed closely by Viz with 10, CMX and DC with 9 each, and Go! Comi with 8. First Second and Marvel each took 7 spots on the list.

Three nominations: Digital Manga, HarperCollins, Image, Minx, Vertical.

Two nominations: Dark Horse, Fantagraphics, Hyperion, Oni, Penguin, Vertigo, Villard, Virgin.

One nomination: Abrams, ADV, Archaia, Arthur Levine, Atheneum, Aurora, Candlewick Press, Devil’s Due, Drawn & Quarterly, Fiery Studios, Frances Foster Books, Graphix, Henry Holt, Hill and Wang, Ice Kunion, Juné, Last Gasp, NBM, Riverhead Trade, Sparkplug, Top Shelf, Viking, Viper.

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  4. Foggi says:

    Excuse me kind sir, but your counting is still flawed. >< Sorry to be the bearer of the second bad counting news!!

  5. Foggi says:

    Dunno why, but your blog ate my comment. DMP should be at 4, not three. ><

  6. davidpwelsh says:

    No apologies necssary! (And actually, I was just being needlessly nitpicky and had listed Juné individually, but you’re right… DMP had four total.)

  7. Foggi says:

    Ah, BL imprints…how difficult you are! XD They should be listed individually, IMHO.
    *gasp* Last Gasp?!?!? As in Barefoot Gen? *shock*

  8. davidpwelsh says:

    Actually, in the case of DMP, it’s… all Yoshinaga, except men have sex with each other in one and don’t in the other. And as for Last Gasp, it’s the truly awesome Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms, though Barefoot Gen is certainly awesome in its own right.

  9. Foggi says:

    I just gasp whenever I see Last Gasp, because they publish so little, and it’s SO GOOD. ><

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