SDCC '14: Eisner Award Winners List | Fanboys Anonymous

SDCC '14: Eisner Award Winners List

Posted by Sean Hamilton Saturday, July 26, 2014
Pizza Dogs, Sexy Criminals, Epic Space Sagas the 2014 Will Eisner Awards winners have been announced.

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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.

Eisner Comic Industry AwardsThe 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)
Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)
  • Hawkeye #11: “Pizza Is My Business,” by Matt Fraction and David Aja (Marvel) (PIZZA DOG!!!)
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
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
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)

What do you think about the winners? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
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