Eisner Nominees Announced

The nominations for the Eisner Awards, given for excellence in comic books, have been announced. The awards will be presented at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 25.

Best Short Story

  • “Go Owls,” by Adrian Tomine, in Optic Nerve #13
  • “Mars to Stay,” by Brett Lewis and Cliff Chiang, in Witching Hour
  • “Seaside Home,” by Josh Simmons, in Habit #1
  • “Untitled,” by Gilbert Hernandez, in Love and Rockets: New Stories #6
  • When Your House Is Burning Down, You Should Brush Your Teeth,” by Matthew Inman

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)

  • Demeter, by Becky Cloonan
  • Hawkeye #11: “Pizza Is My Business,” by Matt Fraction and David Aja
  • Love and Rockets: New Stories #6, by Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez
  • Viewotron #2, by Sam Sharpe
  • Watson and Holmes #6, by Brandon Easton, and N. Steven Harris

Best Continuing Series

  • East of West, by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta
  • Hawkeye, by Matt Fraction and David Aja
  • Nowhere Men, by Eric Stephenson and Nate Bellegarde
  • Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
  • Sex Criminals, by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky

Best Limited Series

  • The Black Beetle: No Way Out, by Francesco Francavilla
  • Colder, by Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra
  • 47 Ronin, by Mike Richardson and Stan Sakai
  • Trillium, by Jeff Lemire
  • The Wake, by Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy

Best New Series

  • High Crimes, by Christopher Sebela and Ibrahim Moustafa
  • Lazarus, by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark
  • Rat Queens, by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch
  • Sex Criminals, by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky
  • Watson and Holmes, by Karl Bollers, Rick Leonardi, Paul Mendoza, et al.

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 7)

  • Benjamin Bear in Bright Ideas, by Philippe Coudray
  • The Big Wet Balloon, by Liniers
  • Itty Bitty Hellboy, by Art Baltazar and Franco
  • Odd Duck, by Cecil Castellucci and Sara Varon
  • Otto’s Backwards Day, by Frank Cammuso (with Jay Lynch)

Best Publication for Kids (ages 8-12)

  • The Adventures of Superhero Girl, by Faith Erin Hicks
  • Hilda and the Bird Parade, by Luke Pearson
  • Jane, the Fox, and Me, by Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault
  • The Lost Boy, by Greg Ruth
  • Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard, vol. 2, edited by David Petersen, Paul Morrissey, and Rebecca Taylor
  • Star Wars: Jedi Academy, by Jeffrey Brown

Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17)

  • Battling Boy, by Paul Pope
  • Bluffton: My Summers with Buster, by Matt Phelan
  • Boxers and Saints, by Gene Luen Yang
  • Dogs of War, by Sheila Keenan and Nathan Fox
  • March (Book One), by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
  • Templar, by Jordan Mechner, LeUyen Pham, and Alex Puviland

Best Humor Publication

  • The Adventures of Superhero Girl, by Faith Erin Hicks
  • The Complete Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes and Rob Davis
  • The (True!) History of Art, by Sylvain Coissard and Alexis Lemoine
  • Vader’s Little Princess, by Jeffrey Brown
  • You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack, by Tom Gauld

Best Anthology

  • Dark Horse Presents, edited by Mike Richardson
  • Nobrow #8: Hysteria, edited by Sam Arthur and Alex Spiro
  • Outlaw Territory, edited by Michael Woods
  • Smoke Signal, edited by Gabe Fowler
  • Thrilling Adventure Hour, by Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, et al.

Best Digital/Webcomic

Best Reality-Based Work

  • A Bag of Marbles, by Joseph Joffo, Kris, and Vincent Bailly
  • The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story, by Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson, and Kyle Baker
  • Hip Hop Family Tree, vol. 1, by Ed Piskor
  • March (Book One), by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
  • Today Is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life, by Ulli Lust
  • Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story, by Peter Bagge

Best Graphic Album—New

  • Bluffton: My Summers with Buster, by Matt Phelan
  • The Encyclopedia of Early Earth, by Isabel Greenberg
  • Good Dog, by Graham Chaffee
  • Homesick, by Jason Walz
  • The Property, by Rutu Modan
  • War Brothers, by Sharon McKay and Daniel LaFrance

Best Adaptation from Another Medium

  • The Castle, by Franz Kafka, adapted by David Zane Mairowitz and Jaromír 99
  • The Complete Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes, adapted by by Rob Davis
  • Django Unchained, adapted by Quentin Tarantino, Reginald Hudlin, R. M. Guéra, et al.
  • Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground, by Donald Westlake, adapted by Darwyn Cooke
  • The Strange Tale of Panorama Island, by Edogawa Rampo, adapted by Suehiro Maruo

Best Graphic Album—Reprint

  • The Creep, by John Arcudi and Jonathan Case
  • Hand-Drying in America and Other Stories, by Ben Katchor
  • Heck, by Zander Cannon
  • Julio’s Day, by Gilbert Hernandez
  • RASL, by Jeff Smith
  • Solo: The Deluxe Edition, edited by Mark Chiarello

Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips

  • Barnaby, vol. 1, by Crockett Johnson, edited by Philip Nel and Eric Reynolds
  • Percy Crosby’s Skippy Daily Comics, vol. 2: 1928–1930, edited by Jared Gardner and Dean Mullaney
  • Prince Valiant, vols. 6-7, by Hal Foster, edited by Kim Thompson
  • Society Is Nix: Gleeful Anarchy at the Dawn of the American Comic Strip, edited by Peter Maresca
  • Tarzan: The Complete Russ Manning Newspaper Strips, vol. 1, edited by Dean Mullaney
  • VIP: The Mad World of Virgil Partch, edited by Jonathan Barli

Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books

  • Best of EC Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier
  • Canteen Kate, by Matt Baker
  • In the Days of the Mob, by Jack Kirby
  • MAD Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier
  • Will Eisner’s The Spirit Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier

Best U.S. Edition of International Material

  • Adventures of a Japanese Businessman, by Jose Domingo
  • Goddam This War!, by Jacques Tardi and Jean-Pierre Verney
  • Incidents in the Night, Book One, by David B.
  • Today Is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life, by Ulli Lust
  • When David Lost His Voice, by Judith Vanistendael

Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia

  • The Heart of Thomas, by Moto Hagio
  • The Mysterious Underground Men, by Osamu Tezuka
  • Showa: A History of Japan, 1926–1939, by Shigeru Mizuki
  • Summit of the Gods, vol. 4, by Yemmakura Baku and Jiro Taniguchi
  • Utsubora: The Story of a Novelist, by Asumiko Nakamura

Best Writer

  • Kelly Sue DeConnick, Pretty Deadly, Captain Marvel
  • Matt Fraction, Sex Criminals, Hawkeye, Fantastic Four
  • Jonathan Hickman, East of West, The Manhattan Projects, Avengers, Infinity
  • Scott Snyder, Batman, American Vampire, The Wake
  • Eric Stephenson, Nowhere Men
  • Brian K. Vaughan, Saga

Best Writer/Artist

  • Isabel Greenberg, The Encyclopedia of Early Earth
  • Jaime Hernandez, Love and Rockets New Stories #6
  • Terry Moore, Rachel Rising
  • Luke Pearson, Hilda and the Bird Parade
  • Matt Phelan, Bluffton: My Summers with Buster
  • Judith Vanistendael, When David Lost His Voice

Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team

  • Nate Bellegarde, Nowhere Men
  • Nick Dragotta, East of West
  • Sean Murphy, The Wake
  • Nate Powell, March (Book One)
  • Emma Ríos, Pretty Deadly
  • Thomas Yeates, Law of the Desert Born: A Graphic Novel

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art)

  • Andrew C. Robinson, The Fifth Beatle
  • Sonia Sanchéz, Here I Am
  • Fiona Staples, Saga
  • Ive Svorcina, Thor
  • Marguerite Van Cook, 7 Miles a Second
  • Judith Vanistendael, When David Lost His Voice

Best Cover Artist

  • David Aja, Hawkeye
  • Mike Del Mundo, X-Men Legacy
  • Sean Murphy/Jordie Belaire, The Wake
  • Emma Ríos, Pretty Deadly
  • Chris Samnee, Daredevil
  • Fiona Staples, Saga

Best Coloring

  • Jordie Bellaire, The Manhattan Projects, Nowhere Men, Pretty Deadly, Zero, The Massive, Tom Strong, X-Files Season 10, Captain Marvel, Journey into Mystery, Numbercruncher Quantum and Woody
  • Steve Hamaker, Mylo Xyloto, Strangers in Paradise 20th Anniversary Issue 1, RASL
  • Matt Hollingsworth, Hawkeye, Daredevil: End of Days, The Wake
  • Frank Martin, East of West
  • Dave Stewart, Abe Sapien, Baltimore: The Infernal Train, BPRD: Hell on Earth, Conan the Barbarian, Hellboy in Hell, The Massive, The Shaolin Cowboy, Sledgehammer 44

Best Lettering

  • Darwyn Cooke, Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground
  • Carla Speed McNeil, Bad Houses; “Finder” in Dark Horse Presents
  • Terry Moore, Rachel Rising
  • Ed Piskor, Hip Hop Family Tree
  • Britt Wilson, Adventure Time with Fiona and Cake

Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism

Best Comics-Related Book

  • Al Capp: A Life to the Contrary, by Michael Schumacher and Denis Kitchen
  • The Art of Rube Goldberg, selected by Jennifer George
  • Co-Mix: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics, and Scraps, by Art Spiegelman
  • Genius, Illustrated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth, by Dean Mullaney and Bruce Canwell
  • The Love and Rockets Companion, edited by Marc Sobel and Kristy Valenti

Best Scholarly/Academic Work

  • Anti-Foreign Imagery in American Pulps and Comic Books, 1920–1960, by Nathan Vernon Madison
  • Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation, edited by Sheena C. Howard and Ronald L. Jackson II
  • Drawing from Life: Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art, edited by Jane Tolmie
  • International Journal of Comic Art, edited by John A. Lent
  • The Superhero Reader, edited by Charles Hatfield, Jeet Heer, and Kent Worcester

Best Publication Design

  • The Art of Rube Goldberg, designed by Chad W. Beckerman
  • Beta Testing the Apocalypse, designed by Tom Kaczynski
  • Genius, Illustrated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth, designed by Dean Mullaney
  • The Great War: July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme: A Panorama, by Joe Sacco, designed by Chin-Yee Lai
  • Little Tommy Lost, Book 1, designed by Cole Closser

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Scribe Nominees

The International Association of Media Tie-in Writers has announced the nominees for the 2014 Scribe Awards, presented for the best in tie-in fiction from 2013. The winners will be announced in July at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

Novel Adapted

  • Man of Steel, by Greg Cox
  • Pacific Rim, by Alex Irvine
  • 47 Ronin, by Joan D. Vinge

General Novel Original

  • Murder She Wrote: Close-Up on Murder, by Donald Bain
  • The Executioner: Sleeping Dragons, by Michael A. Black
  • Mr. Monk Helps Himself, by Hy Conrad
  • Leverage: The Bestseller Job, by Greg Cox
  • Leverage: The Zoo Job, by Keith R. A. DeCandido

Speculative Novel Original

  • Fringe: The Zodiac Paradox, by Christa Faust
  • Supernatural: Fresh Meat, by Alice Henderson
  • Star Wars: Kenobi, by John Jackson Miller
  • Supernatural: The Roads Not Taken, by Tim Waggoner
  • Star Trek: From History’s Shadow, by Dayton Ward

Short Stories

  • “The Dark Hollows of Memory,” by David Annandale (Warhammer 40,000)
  • “Locks and Keys,” by Jennifer Brozek (Shadowrun)
  • “So Long, Chief,” by Max Allan Collins and Mickey Spillane (Mike Hammer)
  • “Savior,” by Michael Jan Friedman (After Earth)
  • “Redemption,” by Robert Greenberger (After Earth)
  • “Mirror Image,” by Christine M. Thompson (Star Trek)

Young Adult

  • Kevin, by Paul Kupperberg
  • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, by Stacia Deutsch
  • The Croods, by Tracey West

Audio

  • Dark Shadows: The Phantom Bride, by Mark Thomas Passmore
  • Dark Shadows: The Flip Side, by Cody Quijano-Schell
  • Blake’s 7: The Armageddon Storm, by Cavan Scott and Mark Wright

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Scribe Winners

The Scribe Awards, presented for excellence in tie-in novels, were announced at Comic Con. The award is given by the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers. The Grandmaster Award winner was announced prior to Comic Con.

  • Grandmaster: A. C. Crispin
  • Speculative Fiction Best Original Novel: Tannhäuser Rising Sun, Falling Shadows, by Robert Jeschonek
  • Adapted Novel: Clockwork Angels, by Kevin Anderson
  • Best Audio: Dark Shadows: The Eternal Actress, by Nev Fountain

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Scribe Nominations

The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers have announced the nominees for this year’s Scribe Awards, honoring the best in tie-in writing. The awards will be presented at a ceremony in July at Comic-Con in San Diego.

Original Novel

  • Star Trek: Rings of Time, by Greg Cox
  • Tannhäuser: Rising Sun, Falling Shadows, by Robert T. Jeschonek
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cold Equations Book 1: The Persistence of Memory, by David Mack
  • Darksiders: The Abomination Vault, by Ari Marmell
  • Pathfinder: City of the Fallen Sky, by Tim Pratt
  • Dungeons and Dragons Online: Skein of Shadows, by Marsheila Rockwell
  • Mike Hammer: Lady, Go Die!, by Mickey Spillane & Max Collins

Adapted Novel

  • Clockwork Angels, by Kevin J. Anderson
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, by Greg Cox
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Rises (YA novelization), by Stacia Deutsch
  • Poptropica: Astroknights Island, by Tracey West

Audio

  • Dark Shadows: The Eternal Actress, by Nev Fountain
  • Dark Shadows: Dress Me in Dark Dreams, by Marty Ross
  • Doctor Who: Companion Chronicles: Project Nirvana, by Cavan Scott & Mark Wright

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Crispin Named Grandmaster

The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers has named Ann C. Crispin the 2013 Grandmaster. Crispin has received the award for her work on such franchises as Alien, Zorro, Star Wars, Star Trek, V, and Pirates of the Caribbean. In addition to her tie-in work, Crispin has also written the StarBridge YA series and is one of the forces behind Writers Beware. The award, also known as the Faust, will be presented at a ceremony in July at Comic-Con in San Diego when the IAMTIW presents the annual Scribe Awards for tie-ins.

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Eisner Nominees

The nominations for the Eisner Awards, given for excellence in comic books, have been announced. The awards will be presented at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 19.

Best Short Story

  • “A Birdsong Shatters the Still,” by Jeff Wilson and Ted May, in Injury #4
  • “Elmview” by Jon McNaught, in Dockwood
  • “Moon 1969: The True Story of the 1969 Moon Launch,” by Michael Kupperman, in Tales Designed to Thrizzle #8
  • “Moving Forward,” by drewscape, in Monsters, Miracles, & Mayonnaise
  • “Rainbow Moment,” by Lilli Carré, in Heads or Tails

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)

  • Lose #4: “The Fashion Issue,” by Michael DeForge
  • The Mire, by Becky Cloonan
  • Pope Hats #3, by Ethan Rilly
  • Post York #1, by James Romberger and Crosby
  • Tales Designed to Thrizzle #8, by Michael Kupperman

Best Continuing Series

  • Fatale, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
  • Hawkeye, by Matt Fraction and David Aja
  • The Manhattan Projects, by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Pitarra
  • Prophet, by Brandon Graham and Simon Roy
  • Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Best New Series

  • Adventure Time, by Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb
  • Bandette, by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover
  • Fatale, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
  • Hawkeye, by Matt Fraction and David Aja
  • Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 7)

  • Babymouse for President, by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
  • Benny and Penny in Lights Out, by Geoffrey Hayes
  • Kitty & Dino, by Sara Richard
  • Maya Makes a Mess, by Rutu Modan
  • Zig and Wikki in The Cow, by Nadja Spiegelman and Trade Loeffler

Best Publication for Kids (ages 8-12)

  • Adventure Time, by Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb
  • Amulet Book 5: Prince of the Elves, by Kazu Kibuishi
  • Cow Boy: A Boy and His Horse, by Nate Cosby and Chris Eliopoulos
  • Crogan’s Loyalty, by Chris Schweizer
  • Hilda and the Midnight Giant, by Luke Pearson
  • Road to Oz, by L. Frank Baum, adapted by Eric Shanower and Skottie Young

Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17)

  • Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens, by Meredith Gran
  • Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller, by Joseph Lambert
  • Ichiro, by Ryan Inzana
  • Spera, vol. 1, by Josh Tierney et al.
  • A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle, adapted by Hope Larson

Best Humor Publication

  • Adventure Time, by Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb
  • BBXX: Baby Blues Decades 1 & 2, by Jerry Scott and Rick Kirkman
  • Darth Vader and Son, by Jeffrey Brown
  • Naked Cartoonists, edited by Gary Groth

Best Digital Comic

  • Ant Comic, by Michael DeForge
  • Bandette, by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover
  • It Will All Hurt, by Farel Dalrymple
  • Our Bloodstained Roof, by Ryan Andrews
  • Oyster War, by Ben Towle

Best Anthology

  • Dark Horse Presents, edited by Mike Richardson
  • No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, edited by Justin Hall
  • Nobrow #7: Brave New World, edited by Alex Spiro and Sam Arthur
  • 2000 AD, edited by Matt Smith
  • Where Is Dead Zero?, edited by Jeff Ranjo

Best Reality-Based Work

  • Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller, by Joseph Lambert
  • The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song, by Frank M. Young and David Lasky
  • A Chinese Life, by Li Kunwu and P. Ôtié
  • The Infinite Wait and Other Stories, by Julia Wertz
  • Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo & Me, by Ellen Forney
  • You’ll Never Know, Book 3: A Soldier’s Heart, by C. Tyler

Best Graphic Album—New

  • Building Stories, by Chris Ware
  • Goliath, by Tom Gauld
  • The Hive, by Charles Burns
  • Unterzakhn, by Leela Corman
  • You’ll Never Know, Book 3: A Soldier’s Heart, by C. Tyler

Best Adaptation from Another Medium

  • Chico and Rita, by Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal
  • Homer’s Odyssey, adapted by Seymour Chwast
  • Richard Stark’s Parker: The Score, adapted by Darwyn Cooke (
  • Road to Oz, by L. Frank Baum, adapted by Eric Shanower and Skottie Young
  • A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle, adapted by Hope Larson

Best Graphic Album—Reprint

  • Cruisin’ with the Hound, by Spain
  • Ed the Happy Clown, by Chester Brown
  • Everything Together: Collected Stories, by Sammy Harkham
  • Heads or Tails, by Lilli Carré
  • King City, by Brandon Graham
  • Sailor Twain, or The Mermaid in the Hudson, by Mark Siegel

Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips

  • Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim, vol. 2, edited by Dean Mullaney
  • Mister Twee Deedle: Raggedy Ann’s Sprightly Cousin, by Johnny Gruelle, edited by Rick Marschall
  • Percy Crosby’s Skippy, vol. 1, edited by Jared Gardner and Dean Mullaney
  • Pogo, vol. 2: Bona Fide Balderdash, by Walt Kelly, edited by Carolyn Kelly and Kim Thompson
  • Roy Crane’s Captain Easy: The Complete Sunday Newspaper Strips, vol. 3, edited by Rick Norwood

Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books

  • Crime Does Not Pay Archives, edited by Philip Simon and Kitchen, Lind & Associates
  • David Mazzucchelli’s Daredevil Born Again: Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier
  • Wally Wood’s EC Stories: Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier
  • Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge: Only a Poor Old Man, by Carl Barks, edited by Gary Groth
  • Young Romance: The Best of Simon & Kirby’s Romance Comics, edited by Michel Gagné

Best U.S. Edition of International Material

  • Abelard, by Régis Hautiere and Renaud Dillies
  • Athos in America, by Jason
  • Blacksad: Silent Hell, by Juan Diaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido
  • The Making of, by Brecht Evens
  • Monsieur Jean: The Singles Theory, by Philippe Dupuy and Charles Berberian
  • New York Mon Amour, by Benjamin LeGrand, Dominique Grange, and Jacques Tardi

Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia

  • Barbara, by Osamu Tezuka
  • A Chinese Life, by Li Kunwu and P. Ôtié
  • Naoki Urasawa’s 20th Century Boys, by Naoki Urasawa
  • Nonnonba, by Shigeru Mizuki
  • Thermae Romae, by Mari Yamazaki

Best Writer

  • Ed Brubaker, Fatale
  • Matt Fraction, Hawkeye, Casanova: Avaritia
  • Brandon Graham, Multiple Warheads, Prophet
  • Jonathan Hickman, The Manhattan Projects
  • Brian K. Vaughan, Saga
  • Frank M. Young, The Carter Family

Best Writer/Artist

  • Charles Burns, The Hive
  • Gilbert Hernandez, Love and Rockets New Stories, vol. 5
  • Jaime Hernandez, Love and Rockets New Stories, vol. 5
  • Luke Pearson, Hilda and the Midnight Giant, Everything We Miss
  • C. Tyler, You’ll Never Know, Book 3: A Soldier’s Heart
  • Chris Ware, Building Stories

Best Penciller/Inker

  • David Aja, Hawkeye
  • Becky Cloonan, Conan the Barbarian, The Mire
  • Colleen Coover, Bandette
  • Sean Phillips, Fatale
  • Joseph Remnant, Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland
  • Chris Samnee, Daredevil, Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art)

  • Brecht Evens, The Making Of
  • Juanjo Guarnido, Blacksad
  • Teddy Kristiansen, The Red Diary/The RE[a]D Diary
  • Lorenzo Mattotti, The Crackle of the Frost
  • Katsuya Terada, The Monkey King, vol. 2

Best Cover Artist

  • David Aja, Hawkeye
  • Brandon Graham, King City, Multiple Warheads, Elephantmen #43
  • Sean Phillips, Fatale
  • Yuko Shimizu, The Unwritten
  • J. H. Williams III, Batwoman

Best Coloring

  • Charles Burns, The Hive
  • Colleen Coover, Bandette
  • Brandon Graham, Multiple Warheads
  • Dave Stewart, Batwoman, Fatale, BPRD, Conan the Barbarian, Hellboy in Hell, Lobster Johnson, The Massive
  • Chris Ware, Building Stories

Best Lettering

  • Paul Grist, Mudman
  • Troy Little, Angora Napkin 2: Harvest of Revenge
  • Joseph Remnant, Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland
  • C. Tyler, You’ll Never Know, Book 3: A Soldier’s Heart
  • Chris Ware, Building Stories

Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism

  • Alter Ego, edited by Roy Thomas
  • ComicsAlliance, edited by Joe Hughes, Caleb Goellner, and Andy Khouri
  • The Comics Reporter, edited by Tom Spurgeon
  • Robot Six, produced by Comic Book Resources
  • tcj.com, edited by Timothy Hodler and Dan Nadel

Best Comics-Related Book

  • The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist, edited by Alvin Buenaventura
  • Marie Severin: The Mirthful Mistress of Comics, by Dewey Cassell
  • Marvel Comics: The Untold Story, by Sean Howe
  • Mastering Comics, by Jessica Abel and Matt Madden
  • Team Cul De Sac: Cartoonists Draw the Line at Parkinson’s, edited by Chris Sparks
  • Woodwork: Wallace Wood 1927–1981, edited by Frédéric Manzano

Best Educational/Academic Work

  • Autobiographical Comics: Life Writing in Pictures, by Elisabeth El Refaie
  • Comics Versus Art, by Bart Beaty
  • Crockett Johnson & Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children’s Literature, by Philip Nel
  • Lynda Barry: Girlhood Through the Looking Glass, by Susan E. Kirtley
  • The Poetics of Slumberland: Animated Spirits and the Animating Spirit, by Scott Bukatman

Best Publication Design

  • Building Stories, designed by Chris Ware
  • Dal Tokyo, designed by Gary Panter and Family Sohn
  • David Mazzucchelli’s Daredevil Born Again: Artist’s Edition, designed by Randy Dahlk
  • Mister Twee Deedle: Raggedy Ann’s Sprightly Cousin, designed by Tony Ong
  • Wizzywig, designed by Ed Piskor and Chris Ross

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Scribe Winners

The Scribe Awards, presented for excellence in tie-in novels, were announced at Comic Con. The award is given by the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers. The Grandmaster Award winner was announced prior to Comic Con.

  • Grandmaster: Kevin J. Anderson
  • Speculative Fiction Best Original Novel: Dungeons and Dragons-Forgotten Realms: Brimstone Angels, by Erin M. Evans
  • General Fiction Best Original Novel: Mike Hammer: Kiss Her Goodbye, by Max Allan Collins & Mickey Spillane
  • Best Adaptation: Cowboys and Aliens, by Joan D. Vinge
  • Best Young Adult:Thunderbirds: Extreme Hazard, by Joan Marie Verba
  • Best Audio: Mike Hammer: Encore for Murder, by Max Allan Collins & Mickey Spillane

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Eisner Award Winners

The Eisner Awards were announced at Comic Con San Diego on July 13. Below are the winners.

  • Best Short Story: “The Seventh,” by Darwyn Cooke
  • Best Single Issue (or One-Shot): Daredevil #7, by Mark Waid, Paolo Rivera, and Joe Rivera
  • Best Continuing Series: Daredevil, by Mark Waid, Paolo Rivera, and Joe Rivera
  • Best Limited Series: Criminal: The Last of the Innocent, Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
  • Best Publication for Early Readers (Up to 7): Dragon Puncher Island, by James Kochalka
  • Best Publication for Kids (Ages 8-11): Snarked, by Roger Langridge
  • Best Publication for Young Adults (Ages 12-17): Smile, by Raina Telgemeier
  • Best Humor Publication: Milk & Cheese: Dairy Products Gone Bad, by Evan Dorkin
  • Best Anthology: Dark Horse Presents, edited by Mike Richardson
  • Best Digital Comic: Battlepug, by Mike Norton
  • Best Reality-Based Work: Green River Killer: A True Detective Story, by Jeff Jensen and Jonathan Case
  • Best Graphic Album-New: Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, adapted by Ramón K. Pérez
  • Best Graphic Album-Reprint: Richard Stark’s Parker: The Martini Edition, edited by Darwyn Cooke
  • Best Archival Collection/Project-Strips: Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse, vols. 1-2, by Floyd Gottfredson, edited by David Gerstein and Gary Groth
  • Best Archival Collection/Project-Comic Books: Walt Simonson’s The Mighty Thor Artist’s Edition
  • Best U.S. Edition of International Material: The Manara Library, vol. 1: Indian Summer and Other Stories, by Milo Manara with Hugo Pratt
  • Best U.S. Edition of International Material-Asia: Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths, by Shigeru Mizuki
  • Best Writer: Mark Waid, Irredeemable, Incorruptible
  • Best Writer/Artist: Craig Thompson, Habibi
  • Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team:
  • Ramón K. Pérez, Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand

  • Best Cover Artist: Francesco Francavilla, Black Panther, Lone Ranger, Lone Ranger/Zorro, Dark Shadows, Warlord of Mars, Archie Meets KISS
  • Best Coloring: Laura Allred, iZombie, Madman All-New Giant-Size Super-Ginchy Special
  • Best Lettering: Stan Sakai, Usagi Yojimbo
  • Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism: The Comics Reporter, produced by Tom Spurgeon
  • Best Educational/Academic Work (tie): Cartooning: Philosophy & Practice, by Ivan Brunetti; Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby, by Charles Hatfield
  • Best Comics-Related Book: MetaMaus, by Art Spiegelman
  • Best Publication Design:
  • Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, designed by Eric Skillman

  • Hall of Fame
    • Judges’ Choices: Rudolf Dirks, Harry Lucey
    • Elected: 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 and The Dragon, Guelph, ON, Canada – Jennifer Haines

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Obituary: Gisela Gagliardi

Fan Gisela Gagliardi (b.1958) died on July 10. Gagliardi was a fan of Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series and was attending Comic-Con International in San Diego. She was hurrying back to regain her place in line for a Twilight panel when she was struck by a car.

Bill Finger Award Recipients

Frank Doyle and Steve Skeates will receive this year’s Bill Finger Award, presented at Comic Con International to recognize unsung writers in the comics field. Each year, the award is given to one living and one dead writer. Doyle began writing for Archie Comics in 1951 and continued to write until his death in 1996, producing possibly 10,000 stories. Skeates began working as Stan Lee’s assistant and went on to write for numerous Marvel, DC, Atlas, and other titles.

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