July 12, 2015 • Cee • Comics

Have you been paying attention to the Eisner Awards?

On Friday night, July 10 at San Diego Comic Con, the winners of the Eisner Awards were announced, and you can expect the best to have been picked! It was a great night for soo many people, especially the women in comics.

You have Emily Carroll and Lumberjanes winning two awards for their amazingly gorgeous graphic novels; Saga continuing to dominate the continuing series category for the third year in a row; Fiona Staples winning her first award for best penciller/inker; Little Nemo winning multiple awards; and many more!

Check out the winners over here!

BEST SHORT STORY

“When the Darkness Presses”
by Emily Carroll

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BEST SINGLE ISSUE (OR ONE-SHOT)

Beasts of Burden: Hunters and Gatherers by Evan Dorkin & Jill Thompson (Dark Horse)

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BEST CONTINUING SERIES

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Saga by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples (Image)

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  • Astro City by Kurt Busiek & Brent Anderson (Vertigo)
  • Bandette by Paul Tobin & Colleen Coover (Monkeybrain)
  • Hawkeye by Matt Fraction, David Aja, & Annie Wu (Marvel)
  • Southern Bastards by Jason Aaron & Jason Latour (Image)
  • The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, & Stefano Gaudiano (Image/Skybound)
BEST LIMITED SERIES

Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland by Eric Shanower & Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW)

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BEST NEW SERIES

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Lumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, & Brooke A. Allen (BOOM! Box)

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BEST PUBLICATION FOR EARLY READERS (UP TO AGE 7)

The Zoo Box by Ariel Cohn & Aron Nels Steinke (First Second)

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BEST PUBLICATION FOR KIDS (AGES 8-12)

El Deafo by Cece Bell (Amulet/Abrams)

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BEST PUBLICATION FOR TEENS (AGES 13-17)

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Lumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, & Brooke A. Allen (BOOM! Box)

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BEST HUMOR PUBLICATION

The Complete Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson (Andrews McMeel)

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BEST DIGITAL/WEB COMIC

The Private Eye by Brian Vaughan & Marcos Martin

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BEST ANTHOLOGY

Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, edited by Josh O’Neill, Andrew Carl, & Chris Stevens (Locust Moon)

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BEST REALITY-BASED WORK

Hip Hop Family Tree: Vol. 2 by Ed Piskor (Fantagraphics)

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BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM—NEW

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This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki (First Second)

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BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM—REPRINT

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Through the Woods by Emily Carroll (McElderry Books)

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BEST ARCHIVAL COLLECTION/PROJECT—STRIPS (AT LEAST 20 YEARS OLD)

Winsor McCay’s Complete Little Nemo, edited by Alexander Braun (TASCHEN)

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BEST ARCHIVAL COLLECTION/PROJECT—COMIC BOOKS (AT LEAST 20 YEARS OLD)

Steranko Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)

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BEST U.S. EDITION OF INTERNATIONAL MATERIAL

Blacksad: Amarillo by Juan Díaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido (Dark Horse)

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BEST U.S. EDITION OF INTERNATIONAL MATERIAL—ASIA

Showa 1939–1944 and Showa 1944–1953: A History of Japan by Shigeru Mizuki (Drawn & Quarterly)

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BEST WRITER

Gene Luen Yang

Avatar: The Last Airbender (Dark Horse); The Shadow Hero (First Second)

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BEST WRITER/ARTIST

Raina Telgemeier

Sisters (Graphix/Scholastic)

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BEST PENCILLER/INKER

Fiona Staples

Saga (Image)

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BEST PAINTER/MULTIMEDIA ART (INTERIOR ART)

J. H. Williams III

The Sandman: Overture (Vertigo/DC)

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BEST COLORING

Dave Stewart

Hellboy in Hell, BPRD, Abe Sapien, Baltimore, Lobster Johnson, Witchfinder,  Shaolin Cowboy, Aliens: Fire and Stone, DHP (Dark Horse)

BEST LETTERING

Stan Sakai

Usagi Yojimbo: Senso, Usagi Yojimbo Color Special: The Artist (Dark Horse)

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BEST COMICS-RELATED PERIODICAL/JOURNALISM

Comics Alliance

Edited by Andy Khouri, Caleb Goellner, Andrew Wheeler, Joe Hughes

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BEST COMICS-RELATED BOOK

Genius Animated: The Cartoon Art of Alex Toth, vol. 3, by Dean Mullaney & Bruce Canwell (IDW/LOAC)

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BEST SCHOLARLY/ACADEMIC WORK

Graphic Details: Jewish Women’s Confessional Comics in Essays and Interviews, edited by Sarah Lightman (McFarland)

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BEST PUBLICATION DESIGN

Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, designed by Jim Rugg (Locust Moon)

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HALL OF FAME

EISNER HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES (by popular vote)
John Byrne
Chris Claremont
Denis Kitchen
Frank Miller

EISNER HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES (by judges’ vote):

Marjorie Henderson Buell (Little Lulu)
Bill Woggon (Katy Keene, the Pinup Queen)

I was disappointed to see The Wicked + The Divine not winning any awards for its amazing art, but it’s a winner in my heart! I’m so proud of all the women who won this year. It’s really an amazing year for them, and I hope it continues in the future.

Congratulations to all the winners. Have you read any of these books that won? Were you rooting for anybody to win?

 

3 Responses to “Eisner Awards 2015: Kickass Ladies, Saga, and Little Nemo Dominating”

  1. Krystianna says:

    I want to check out Saga so bad! It sounds really good and I’ve heard tons of great things about it. This One Summer sounds great too. I’ve really been into reading graphic novels lately.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  2. I hadn’t been paying attention at all! Thanks for the update. :) So many good books!!!!

  3. Wow I can’t believe I haven’t read any of these books, but I’m still new to the whole graphic novel / comic world so I guess it’s okay I haven’t read any of them lol. I do plan on reading Saga! I think I’ll start off with Locke & Key first because I love scary / horror books.


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