Bill Finger Award

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Bill Finger Award For Excellence In Comic Book Writing
Awarded for Excellence in comic book writing
Sponsored by Comic-Con International: San Diego
Country United States
Hosted by San Diego Comic-Con International
First awarded 2005
Robinson sitting at a table smiling
Jerry Robinson (pictured 2011) created the award

The Bill Finger Award For Excellence In Comic Book Writing is an American award for excellence in comic book writing.[1][2][3] The awards committee, chaired by Mark Evanier, is charged each year with selecting two recipients, one living and one deceased. The award, along with the Eisner Awards, is presented in July of each year at the annual San Diego Comic-Con International. It was established by Bill Finger's colleague and fellow writer Jerry Robinson.

Evanier in 2003 said the premise of the award was "to recognize writers for a body of work that has not received its rightful reward and/or recognition. That was what Jerry Robinson intended as his way of remembering his friend, Bill Finger. Bill is still kind of the industry poster boy for writers not receiving proper reward or recognition.” [4]

Recipients[edit]

2005
Jerry Siegel (deceased), Arnold Drake [5]
2006
Harvey Kurtzman (deceased), Alvin Schwartz [6]
2007
Gardner Fox (deceased), George Gladir[7]
2008
Archie Goodwin (deceased), Larry Lieber [8]
2009
John Broome (deceased), Frank Jacobs
2010
Otto Binder (deceased), Gary Friedrich[9]
2011
Bob Haney (deceased) and Del Connell
2012
Frank Doyle (deceased), Steve Skeates
2013
Steve Gerber (deceased), Don Rosa[4]
2014
Robert Kanigher (deceased), Bill Mantlo, and Jack Mendelsohn[10]
2015
John Stanley (deceased), Don McGregor[11]
2016
Richard E. Hughes (deceased), Elliot S! Maggin[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comic Book Writing". San Diego Comic-Con International. 2013. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "New Writing Achievement Award to Honor Bill Finger". San Diego Comic-Con International. 2005. Archived from the original on 9 May 2005. 
  3. ^ "Siegel, Drake to Receive First Bill Finger Award". San Diego Comic-Con International. 2005. Archived from the original on 16 August 2005. 
  4. ^ a b Bill Finger Award Recipients Announced, Comic-Con.org. May 17, 2013
  5. ^ "Siegel, Drake to Receive First Bill Finger Award". Comic-Con International. Archived from the original on 5 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-20. 
  6. ^ "Schwartz, Kurtzman To Receive Second Bill Finger Award". Comic-Con International. Archived from the original on 25 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-20. 
  7. ^ Evanier, Mark. "This Year's Bill Finger Award", POV Online (column of June 5, 2007. Access date 2008-06-20
  8. ^ "The Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comic Book Writing". Comic-Con International. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-27. 
  9. ^ "2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards Winners", Comic-Con.org
  10. ^ "Finger Award - Robert Kanigher, Bill Mantlo, Jack Mendelsohn to Receive 2014 Bill Finger Award". San Diego Comic-Con International. 2014. Archived from the original on April 2, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Don McGregor, John Stanley Are the 2015 Bill Finger Award Recipients". San Diego Comic-Con International. 2016. Archived from the original on April 5, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Elliot S! Maggin, Richard E. Hughes to Receive 2016 Bill Finger Award". San Diego Comic-Con International. 2016. Archived from the original on February 15, 2017. Retrieved May 19, 2017.