ARCHIE MEETS KISS artist FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA wins Best Cover Artist at EisnersJul14
7/14/2012 7:14 AM
By Steven Scott
In a win that should surprise no one, Francesco Francavilla was awarded Best Cover Artist at this year’s Eisner Awards. Francavilla has been heralded for his cover work over the past year, earning his spot as one of the industry’s most in demand cover artists.
His work on the Archie Meets KISS series was highly regarded and so he was a natural choice to be recognized as the year’s top cover artist. Francavilla continues his work with Archie with an upcoming variant of Life with Archie as seen below.
In addition, legendary Archie artist Harry Lucey, was inducted into the Eisner Hall of Fame. Lucey was best known for his work at Archie Comics during the 50’s until his retirement in the mid-70’s. A giant among his peers, the Archie legend’s legacy is undoubtedly secured.
To top it off, longtime Archie writer Frank Doyle was awarded the Bill Finger Excellence in Comic Book Writing Award. Frank's daughters and son-in-law were there to accept the award on his behalf. All in all, a fantastic year in comics capped off with recognition for some of Archie's most talented contributors!
Make sure to stop by the Archie booth #2842 for signings and Convention Exclusives!