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[SDCC’14] Eisner Award Winners announced!

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Last night, as part of San Diego Comic-Con, the winners of the 26th Annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards were announced during a star-studded ceremony at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in the Indigo Ballroom.

Saga continued its award ceremony dominance, with Hawkeye scooping a couple of awards, and IDW Publishing topping the table with the most awards for any publisher.

Check out the full list of winners below;


Best Short Story
“Untitled,” by Gilbert Hernandez, in Love and Rockets: New Stories #6 (Fantagraphics)

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)
Hawkeye #11: “Pizza Is My Business,” by Matt Fraction and David Aja (Marvel)

Best Continuing Series
Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image)

Best Limited Series
The Wake, by Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy (Vertigo/DC)

Best New Series
Sex Criminals, by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky (Image)

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 7)
Itty Bitty Hellboy, by Art Baltazar and Franco (Dark Horse)

Best Publication for Kids (ages 8-12)
The Adventures of Superhero Girl, by Faith Erin Hicks (Dark Horse)

Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17)
Battling Boy, by Paul Pope (First Second)

Best Humor Publication
Vader’s Little Princess, by Jeffrey Brown (Chronicle)

Best Anthology
Dark Horse Presents, edited by Mike Richardson (Dark Horse)

Best Digital/Webcomic
The Oatmeal by Matthew Inman, theoatmeal.com

Best Reality-Based Work
The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story, by Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson, and Kyle Baker (M Press/Dark Horse)

Best Graphic Album—New
The Property, by Rutu Modan (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best Adaptation from Another Medium
Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground, by Donald Westlake, adapted by Darwyn Cooke (IDW)

Best Graphic Album—Reprint
RASL, by Jeff Smith (Cartoon Books)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips
Tarzan: The Complete Russ Manning Newspaper Strips, vol. 1, edited by Dean Mullaney (LOAC/IDW)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books
Will Eisner’s The Spirit Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material
Goddam This War! by Jacques Tardi and Jean-Pierre Verney (Fantagraphics)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia
The Mysterious Underground Men, by Osamu Tezuka (PictureBox)

Best Writer
Brian K. Vaughan, Saga (Image)

Best Writer/Artist
Jaime Hernandez, Love and Rockets New Stories #6 (Fantagraphics

Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team
Sean Murphy, The Wake (DC/Vertigo)

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art)
Fiona Staples, Saga (Image)

Best Cover Artist
David Aja, Hawkeye (Marvel)

Best Coloring
Jordie Bellaire, The Manhattan Projects, Nowhere Men, Pretty Deadly, Zero (Image); The Massive (Dark Horse); Tom Strong (DC); X-Files Season 10 (IDW); Captain Marvel, Journey into Mystery (Marvel); Numbercruncher (Titan); Quantum and Woody (Valiant)

Best Lettering
Darwyn Cooke, Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground (IDW)

Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism
Comic Book Resources, produced by Jonah Weiland, http://www.comicbookresources.com

Best Comics-Related Book
Genius, Illustrated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth, by Dean Mullaney and Bruce Canwell (LOAC/IDW)

Best Scholarly/Academic Work
Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation, edited by Sheena C. Howard and Ronald L. Jackson II (Bloomsbury)

Best Publication Design
Genius, Illustrated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth, designed by Dean Mullaney (LOAC/IDW)


The writer of this piece was: 576682_510764502303144_947146289_nCraig Neilson (aka Ceej)
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