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SDCC 2012: Eisner Award Winners Announced

Comic Booked Guest Writer 07/14/2012 ZDONOTUSE

The Will Eisner Comic Industry Award winners were announced Friday night at SDCC.  The full list of winners can be found here on the SDCC official site.  Winners include:




Best Short Story

“The Seventh” by Darwyn Cooke – collected in Richard Stark’s Parker: The Martini Edition and published by IDW

Best Single Issue or One-Shot

Daredevil #7 by Mark Waid, Paolo Rivera and Joe Rivera – published by Marvel

Daredevil #7

Best Continuing Series

Daredevil by Mark Waid, Paolo Rivera and Joe Rivera – published by Marvel

Best Limited Series

Criminal: The Last of the Innocent by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips – published by Marvel Icon

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 7)

Dragon Puncher Island by James Kochalka – published by Top Shelf

Best Publication for Kids (ages 8-12)

Snarked by Roger Langridge – published by kaboom!


Best Publication for Young Adults (ages 12-17)

Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol – published by First Second

Best Anthology

Dark Horse Presents edited by Mike Richardson and published by Dark Horse

Best Humor Publication

Milk & Cheese: Dairy Products Gone Bad by Evan Dorkin – published by Dark Horse Books

Milk & Cheese

Best Digital Comic

Battlepug by Mike Norton –

Best Reality-Based Work

Green River Killer: A True Detective Story by Jeff Jensen and Jonathan Case – published by Dark Horse Books

Best Graphic Album – New

Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand adapted by Ramón Pérez – published by Archaia

Tale of Sand

Best Graphic Album – Reprint

Richard Stark’s Parker: The Martini Edition by Darwyn Cooke – published by IDW

Best Archival Collection/Project – Comic Strips

Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse vols. 1-2 by Floyd Gottfredson, edited by David Gerstein and Gary Groth – published by Fantagraphics

Best Archival Collection/Project – Comic Books

Walt Simonson’s The Mighty Thor Artist’s Edition – published by IDW

Best U.S. Edition of International Material

The Manara Library, vol. 1: Indian Summer and Other Stories by Milo Manara with Hugh Pratt – published by Dark Horse Books

Best U.S. Edition of International Material – Asia

Onward Toward Our Noble Deaths by Shigeru Mizuki – published by Drawn & Quarterly

Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths

Best Writer

Mark Waid, Irredeemable, Incorruptible (BOOM!); Daredevil (Marvel)

Best Writer/Artist

Craig Thompson, Habibi (Pantheon)


Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team

Ramón K. Pérez, Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand (Archaia)

Best Cover Artist

Francesco Francavilla, Black Panther (Marvel); Lone Ranger, Lone Ranger/Zorro, Dark Shadows, Warlord of Mars (Dynamite); Archie Meets Kiss (Archie)

Best Coloring

Laura Allred, iZombie (Vertigo/DC); Madman All-New Giant-Size Super-Grinchy Special (Image)

Best Lettering

Stan Sakai, Usagi Yojimbo (Dark Horse)

Best Comics-Related Journalism

The Comics Reporter, produced by Tom Spurgeon

Best Educational/Academic Work (tie)

Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice by Ivan Brunetti (Yale University Press)
Hands of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby by Charles Hatfield (University Press of Mississippi)

Best Comics-Related Work

MetaMaus by Art Spiegelman (Pantheon)

Meta Maus

Best Publication Design

Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand designed by Eric Skillman (Archaia)

Hall of Fame

Judges’ Choices: Rudolf Dirks, Harry Lucey, Bill Blackbeard, Richard Corben, Katsuhiro Otomo, Gilbert Shelton

Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award

Tyler Crook

Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award

Morrie Turner

Bill Finger Excellence in Comic Book Writing Award

Frank Doyle, Steve Skeates

Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award

Akira Comics, Madrid, Spain – Jesus Marugan Escobar

The Dragon, Guelph, ON, Canada – Jennifer Haines


Congratulation to all of the winners!

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