It’s always a pleasure to check out the judging panel for each year’s Eisner Awards (if you don’t know what those are, they’re often referred to as the Oscars of the comics industry). In recent years, more and more people associated with the library world have been on this panel, and this year is no different. I was delighted to see that Booklist’s own ace graphic novel reviewer, Jesse Karp, has been selected as one of the 6 judges for the 2012 Eisner Awards. We admire Jesse’s consistently keen eye, razor-sharp articulation of what makes great comics so great, and tireless dedication to promoting graphic novels in libraries (he’s also the author of an upcoming ALA Editions book, Graphic Novels in Your School Library). A wonderful honor tremendously well deserved.