The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, North American comics' equivalent of the Oscars, have announced their 2013 nominees. In addition to four manga works being nominated for Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia, the Dark Horse release of Katsuya Terada's The Monkey King vol. 2 was nominated for Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art).
Barbara, by Osamu Tezuka (Digital Manga)
A Chinese Life, by Li Kunwu and P. Ôtié (Self Made Hero)
Naoki Urasawa’s 20th Century Boys, by Naoki Urasawa (VIZ Media)
Nonnonba, by Shigeru Mizuki (Drawn & Quarterly)
Thermae Romae, by Mari Yamazaki (Yen Press/Hachette)