Saturday, July 22, 2017

2017 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Winners Announced

The winners for the 2017 Annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, given for creative achievement in American comic books, often referred to as the Comics Industry's equivalent of the Oscar Awards, have been announced.

The awards were presented in a special ceremony during this year's San Diego Comic-Con.

The Winners:

Best Short Story
  • “Good Boy,” by Tom King and David Finch, in Batman Annual #1 (DC)

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)

  • Beasts Of Burden: What The Cat Dragged In, by Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dyer, Jill Thompson (Dark Horse)


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


Best Limited Series
  • The Vision, by Tom King and Gabriel Walta (Marvel)


Best New Series
  • Black Hammer, by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston (Dark Horse)


Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8)
  • Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea, by Ben Clanton (Tundra)

Best Publication for Kids (ages 9-12)
  • Ghosts, by Raina Telgemeier (Scholastic)

Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17)
  • The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, by Ryan North and Erica Henderson (Marvel)

Best Humour Publication
  • Jughead, by Chip Zdarsky, Ryan North, Erica Henderson, and Derek Charm (Archie)

Best Web Comic

Best Digital Comic

Best Anthology
  • Love Is Love, edited by Sarah Gaydos, Jamie Rich, Marc Andreyko (IDW)

Best Reality-Based Work
  • March (Book Three), by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell (Top Shelf)

Best Graphic Album—New
  • Wonder Woman: The True Amazon by Jill Thompson (DC Comics)

Best Graphic Album—Reprint
  • Demon, by Jason Shiga (First Second)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips (at least 20 years old)
  • Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy, Colorful Cases of the 1930s, edited by Peter Maresca (Sunday Press)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books (at least 20 Years Old)
  • The Complete Wimmen’s Comix, edited by Trina Robbins (Fantagraphics)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material
  • Moebius Library: The World of Edena, by Jean “Moebius” Giraud et al. (Dark Horse)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia
  • The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, by Sonny Liew (Pantheon)

Best Writer
  • Brian K Vaughan, Paper Girls, Saga, We Stand On Guard (Image)

Best Writer/Artist
  • Sonny Liew, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye (Pantheon)

Best Penciller/Inker
  • Fiona Staples, Saga (Image)

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art)
  • Jill Thompson, Wonder Woman: The True Amazon (DC); Beasts of Burden: What the Cat Dragged In (Dark Horse)

Best Cover Artist
  • Fiona Staples, Saga (Image)

Best Colouring
  • Matt Wilson, Cry Havoc, Paper Girls, The Wicked + The Divine (Image); Black Widow, The Mighty Thor, Star-Lord (Marvel)

Best Lettering
  • Todd Klein, Clean Room, Dark Night, Lucifer (Vertigo/DC); Black Hammer (Dark Horse)

Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism
  • The A.V. Club comics coverage, including Comics Panel, Back Issues, and Big Issues, by Oliver Sava et al., www.avclub.com

Best Comics-Related Book
  • Krazy: George Herriman, A Life in Black and White, by Michael Tisserand (Harper)

Best Scholarly/Academic Work
  • Superwomen: Gender, Power, and Representation, by Carolyn Cocca (Bloomsbury)

Best Publication Design
  • The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, designed by Sonny Liew (Pantheon)

Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award
  • Anne Szalba

The Spirit Of Comics Retailer Award
  • Comicazi

Bill Finger Award
  • William Messner-Loebs
  • Jack Kirby

Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award
  • Joe Ferrara
  • Marc Andreyko

Eisner Hall Of Fame Award
  • Gilbert Hernandez
  • Jaime Hernandez
  • George Perez
  • Walter Simonson
  • Jim Starlin