If you're reading this and you work in any capacity within the comics industry, them you're eligible to vote in the 2013 Eisner Hall of Fame Awards now through March 4th. Each year two nominees are automatically chosen. This year, those two are the late Mort Meskin who did superbly stylish work on DC superhero comics and whose work was a major influence on Joe Kubert, Steve Ditko and others. And the recently deceased Spain Rodriguez, the pioneering underground comix illustrator who created, amongst many important features, Trashman.
The others, from which you get to choose four, are as follows:
Marjorie Henderson Buell, creator of LITTLE LULU
Howard Cruse, award-winning underground cartoonist and graphic novelist (STUCK RUBBER BABY).
Lee Falk, who created Mandrake the Magician and The Phantom.
Bud Fisher, originator of the classic MUTT & JEFF strip.
Al Jaffee, known for his omnipresent MAD Fold-Ins.
Bill Griffith, who brought the world Zippy the Pinhead.
Jesse Marsh, who brought Tarzan's jungles to life for Dell for many years.
Tarpe Mills, pioneering female cartoonist on MISS FURY.
Thomas Nast, whose influential political cartoons toppled tyrants.
Gary Panter, designer cartoonist known for JIMBO and his work for PEEWEE'S PLAYHOUSE.
Trina Robbins, feminist cartoonist and a major comics historian.
and Joe Sinnott, mainstream inker extraordinaire, known for his perfection over Jack Kirby pencils.
If you're eligible, go here to vote: