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Brian K. Vaughan’s Saga proves successful at Eisner Awards 2013

250px-Saga1coverByFionaStaplesThe Eisner winners were announced last night  at Comic Con and the quality of the winners was astounding but a distinct winner would have to be Brian K. Vaughan (Fiona Staples the artist taking 2 awards) whose work on Saga seen him scoop 3 awards.

Other multiple winners include someone who is very much a BCP favorite as David Aja won 2 awards winning best cover artist for his work on Hawkeye and .coming in at joint place with Chris Samnee for Best Penciler/Inker.

The full list of winners as shown on comic-con.org are :

Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Winners 2013

The winners of the 2013 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards were announced at a gala ceremony held during Comic-Con International: San Diego, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, on Friday, July 19.

  • Best Short Story: “Moon 1969: The True Story of the 1969 Moon Launch,” by Michael Kupperman, in Tales Designed to Thrizzle #8 (Fantagraphics)
  • Best Single Issue (or One-Shot): The Mire, by Becky Cloonan (self-published)
  • Best Continuing Series: Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image)
  • Best New Series: Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image)
  • Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 7): Babymouse for President, by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm (Random House)
  • Best Publication for Kids (ages 8–12): Adventure Time, by Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb (kaboom!)
  • Best Publication for Teens (ages 13–17): A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle, adapted by Hope Larson (FSG)
  • Best Humor Publication: Darth Vader and Son, by Jeffrey Brown (Chronicle)
  • Best Digital Comic: Bandette, by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover (Monkeybrain)
  • Best Anthology: Dark Horse Presents, edited by Mike Richardson (Dark Horse)
  • Best Reality-Based Work (tie): Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller, by Joseph Lambert (Center for Cartoon Studies/Disney Hyperion); The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song, by Frank M. Young and David Lasky (Abrams ComicArts)
  • Best Graphic Album—New: Building Stories, by Chris Ware (Pantheon)
  • Best Adaptation from Another Medium: Richard Stark’s Parker: The Score, adapted by Darwyn Cooke (IDW)
  • Best Graphic Album—Reprint: King City, by Brandon Graham (TokyoPop/Image)
  • Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips: Pogo, vol. 2: Bona Fide Balderdash, by Walt Kelly, edited by Carolyn Kelly and Kim Thompson (Fantagraphics)
  • Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books: David Mazzucchelli’s Daredevil Born Again: Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW
  • Best U.S. Edition of International Material: Blacksad: Silent Hell, by Juan Diaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido (Dark Horse)
  • Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia: Naoki Urasawa’s 20th Century Boys, by Naoki Urasawa (VIZ Media)
  • Best Writer: Brian K. Vaughan, Saga (Image)
  • Best Writer/Artist: Chris Ware, Building Stories (Pantheon)
  • Best Penciler/Inker (tie): David Aja, Hawkeye (Marvel), Chris Samnee, Daredevil (Marvel); Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom (IDW)
  • Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art): Juanjo Guarnido, Blacksad (Dark Horse)
  • Best Cover Artist: David Aja, Hawkeye (Marvel)
  • Best Coloring: Dave Stewart, Batwoman (DC); Fatale (Image); BPRD, Conan the Barbarian, Hellboy in Hell, Lobster Johnson, The Massive (Dark Horse)
  • Best Lettering: Chris Ware, Building Stories (Pantheon)
  • Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism: The Comics Reporter, edited by Tom Spurgeon, http://www.comicsreporter.com
  • Best Comics-Related Book: Marvel Comics: The Untold Story, by Sean Howe (HarperCollins)
  • Best Educational/Academic Work: Lynda Barry: Girlhood Through the Looking Glass, by Susan E. Kirtley (University Press of Mississippi)
  • Best Publication Design: Building Stories, designed by Chris Ware (Pantheon)
  • Hall of Fame: Lee Falk, Al Jaffee, Mort Meskin, Trina Robbins, Spain Rodriguez, Joe Sinnott
  • Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award: Russel Roehling
  • Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award: Chris Sparks and Team Cul deSac
  • Bill Finger Excellence in Comic Book Writing Award: Steve Gerber, Don Rosa
  • Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award: Challengers Comics + Conversation, Chicago, IL

– See more at: http://www.comic-con.org/awards/eisners-current-info#sthash.M176UUAz.dpuf

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