Eisner Award for Best Educational/Academic Work

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The Eisner Award for Best Educational/Academic Work is an award for "creative achievement" in American comic books for academic publishing.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Blue ribbon (Blue ribbon) denotes the winner. Nominees are listed below the winner(s).

  • 2012:[1] (tie)
    • Blue ribbon Cartooning: Philosophy & Practice by Ivan Brunetti
    • Blue ribbon Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby by Charles Hatfield
      • Alan Moore: Conversations edited by Eric Berlatsky
      • Critical Approaches to Comics: Theories and Methods edited by Matthew J. Smith and Randy Duncan
      • Projections: Comics and the History of 21st Century Storytelling by Jared Gardner
  • 2013:[2] Blue ribbon Lynda Barry: Girlhood Through the Looking Glass by Susan E. Kirtley
    • Autobiographical Comics: Life Writing in Pictures by Elisabeth El Refaie
    • Comics Versus Art by Bart Beaty
    • Crockett Johnson & Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children’s Literature by Philip Nel
    • The Poetics of Slumberland by Scott Bukatman
  • 2014:[3] Blue ribbon Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation edited by Sheena C. Howard and Ronald L. Jackson II
    • Anti-Foreign Imagery in American Pulps and Comic Books, 1920–1960 by Nathan Vernon Madison
    • Drawing from Life: Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art edited by Jane Tolmie
    • International Journal of Comic Art edited by John A. Lent
    • The Superhero Reader edited by Charles Hatfield, Jeet Heer, and Kent Worcester
  • 2015:[4] Blue ribbon Graphic Details: Jewish Women’s Confessional Comics in Essays and Interviews edited by Sarah Lightman
    • American Comics, Literary Theory, and Religion: The Superhero Afterlife by A. David Lewis
    • Considering Watchmen: Poetics, Property, Politics by Andrew Hoberek
    • Funnybooks: The Improbable Glories of the Best American Comic Books by Michael Barrier
    • The Origins of Comics: From William Hogarth to Winsor McCay by Thierry Smolderen
    • Wide Awake in Slumberland: Fantasy, Mass Culture, and Modernism in the Art of Winsor McCay by Katherine Roeder
  • 2016:[5] Blue ribbon The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art edited by Frances Gateward and John Jennings
    • Boys Love Manga and Beyond: History, Culture, and Community in Japan edited by Mark McLelland
    • Graphic Medicine Manifesto by M. K. Czerwiec
    • Superheroes on World Screens edited by Rayna Denison and Rachel Mizsei-Ward
    • Unflattening by Nick Sousanis
  • 2017:[6][7] Blue ribbon Superwomen: Gender, Power, and Representation by Carolyn Cocoa
    • Frank Miller’s Daredevil and the Ends of Heroism by Paul Young
    • Brighter Than You Think: Ten Short Works by Alan Moore by Marc Sobel
    • Pioneering Cartoonists of Color by Tim Jackson
    • Forging the Past: Set and the Art of Memory by Daniel Marrone


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