I was beat to the punch by Powell’s, but the 2006 Eisner nominations have been announced. Warren Ellis and Chris Ware have landed the most nominations. But there are also nods to Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man is a Mabuse fave), Alan Moore, and Kyle Baker for two self-published efforts. Alex Robinson was also nominated for Tricked in the “Best Graphic Album — New” category.
And speaking of Warren Ellis, he’s put up three of his comics scripts for public perusal, if you’re of the curious persuasion.