Always a highlight during Comic-Con International, the awards were presented during a Gala ceremony on Friday July 25.
There was a strong nominee list by comic industry fan favourites, many of which picked up an award. When it comes to the publishers, IDW, Dark Horse, and Image are represented well compared to Marvel and DC.
It seems Saga and Hawkeye still have what it takes, both titles continuing on from last years win, with awards this year also.
The awards definetly seem to show a drive to innovate the industry, with out-of-the-box creativity and story telling that not only engages new approaches, but pushes boundaries.
The full list of Winners were:
Best Short Story
- Untitled by Gilbert Hernandez, in Love and Rockets: New Stories #6 (Fantagraphics)
- Hawkeye #11: “Pizza Is My Business,” by Matt Fraction and David Aja (Marvel) (PIZZA DOG!!!)
- Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image)
- The Wake, by Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy (Vertigo/DC)
- Sex Criminals, by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky (Image)
- Itty Bitty Hellboy, by Art Baltazar and Franco (Dark Horse)
- The Adventures of Superhero Girl, by Faith Erin Hicks (Dark Horse)
- Battling Boy, by Paul Pope (First Second)
- Vader’s Little Princess, by Jeffrey Brown (Chronicle)
- Dark Horse Presents, edited by Mike Richardson (Dark Horse)
- The Oatmeal by Matthew Inman, theoatmeal.com
- The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story by Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson, and Kyle Baker (M Press/Dark Horse)
- The Property by Rutu Modan (Drawn & Quarterly)
- Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground by Donald Westlake, adapted by Darwyn Cooke (IDW)
- RASL by Jeff Smith (Cartoon Books)
- Tarzan: The Complete Russ Manning Newspaper Strips, vol. 1, edited by Dean Mullaney (LOAC/IDW)
- Will Eisner’s The Spirit Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)
- Goddam This War! by Jacques Tardi and Jean-Pierre Verney (Fantagraphics)
- The Mysterious Underground Men by Osamu Tezuka (PictureBox)
- Brian K. Vaughan, Saga (Image)
- Jaime Hernandez, Love and Rockets New Stories #6 (Fantagraphics)
- Sean Murphy, The Wake (DC/Vertigo)
- Fiona Staples, Saga (Image)
- David Aja, Hawkeye (Marvel)
- 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)
- Darwyn Cooke, Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground (IDW)
- Comic Book Resources, produced by Jonah Weiland, www.comicbookresources.com
- Genius, Illustrated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth, by Dean Mullaney and Bruce Canwell (LOAC/IDW)
- Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation, edited by Sheena C. Howard and Ronald L. Jackson II (Bloomsbury)
- Genius, Illustrated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth, designed by Dean Mullaney (LOAC/IDW)
What do you think about the winners? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.