The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are considered the “Oscars” of the comics world. Named for the pioneering comics creator and graphic novelist Will Eisner, the awards are given out in more than two dozen categories during a ceremony each year at Comic-Con International: San Diego.
Named for one of the creators of "Mad" magazine, the "Harveys" are the only industry award both nominated and selected by comic book professionals. They are held each year at the Baltimore Comic-Con.
The Ignatz Awards, named for the character in the classic comic strip Krazy Kat by George Herriman, is a festival prize that recognizes outstanding achievement in independent comics and cartooning. The ballot is created by a panel of five cartoonists and is voted on by the attendees of the Small Press Expo (SPX) festival.