Eisner Award for Best Academic/Scholarly Work

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The Eisner Award for Best Academic/Scholarly Work (previously Best Educational/Academic Work and Best Scholarly/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 (Yale University Press)
      • Blue ribbon Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby, by Charles Hatfield (University Press of Mississippi)
    • Alan Moore: Conversations, edited by Eric Berlatsky (University Press of Mississippi)
    • Critical Approaches to Comics: Theories and Methods, edited by Matthew J. Smith and Randy Duncan (Routledge)
    • Projections: Comics and the History of 21st Century Storytelling, by Jared Gardner (Stanford University Press)
  • 2013:[2]
    • Blue ribbon Lynda Barry: Girlhood Through the Looking Glass, by Susan E. Kirtley (University Press of Mississippi)
    • Autobiographical Comics: Life Writing in Pictures, by Elisabeth El Refaie (University Press of Mississippi)
    • Comics Versus Art, by Bart Beaty (University of Toronto Press)
    • Crockett Johnson & Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children’s Literature, by Philip Nel (University Press of Mississippi)
    • The Poetics of Slumberland, by Scott Bukatman (University of California Press)
  • 2014:[3]
    • Blue ribbon Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation, edited by Sheena C. Howard and Ronald L. Jackson II (Bloomsbury)
    • Anti-Foreign Imagery in American Pulps and Comic Books, 1920–1960, by Nathan Vernon Madison (McFarland)
    • Drawing from Life: Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art, edited by Jane Tolmie (University Press of Mississippi)
    • International Journal of Comic Art, edited by John A. Lent
    • The Superhero Reader, edited by Charles Hatfield, Jeet Heer, and Kent Worcester (University Press of Mississippi)
  • 2015:[4]
    • Blue ribbon Graphic Details: Jewish Women’s Confessional Comics in Essays and Interviews, edited by Sarah Lightman (McFarland)
    • American Comics, Literary Theory, and Religion: The Superhero Afterlife, by A. David Lewis (Palgrave Macmillan)
    • Considering Watchmen: Poetics, Property, Politics, by Andrew Hoberek (Rutgers University Press)
    • Funnybooks: The Improbable Glories of the Best American Comic Books, by Michael Barrier (University of California Press)
    • The Origins of Comics: From William Hogarth to Winsor McCay, by Thierry Smolderen (University Press of Mississippi)
    • Wide Awake in Slumberland: Fantasy, Mass Culture, and Modernism in the Art of Winsor McCay, by Katherine Roeder (University Press of Mississippi)
  • 2016:[5]
    • Blue ribbon The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art, edited by Frances Gateward and John Jennings (Rutgers)
    • Boys Love Manga and Beyond: History, Culture, and Community in Japan, edited by Mark McLelland et al. (University Press of Mississippi)
    • Graphic Medicine Manifesto, by M. K. Czerwiec et al. (Penn State University Press)
    • Superheroes on World Screens, edited by Rayna Denison and Rachel Mizsei-Ward (University Press of Mississippi)
    • Unflattening, by Nick Sousanis (Harvard University Press)
  • 2017:[6][7]
    • Blue ribbon Superwomen: Gender, Power, and Representation, by Carolyn Cocoa (Bloomsbury)
    • Brighter Than You Think: Ten Short Works by Alan Moore, by Marc Sobel (Uncivilized)
    • Forging the Past: Set and the Art of Memory, by Daniel Marrone (University Press of Mississippi)
    • Frank Miller’s Daredevil and the Ends of Heroism, by Paul Young (Rutgers University Press)
    • Pioneering Cartoonists of Color, by Tim Jackson (University Press of Mississippi)
  • 2018:[8][9]
    • Blue ribbon Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics, by Frederick Luis Aldama (University of Arizona Press)
    • The Comics of Charles Schulz: The Good Grief of Modern Life, edited by Jared Gardner and Ian Gordon (University Press of Mississippi)
    • Ethics in the Gutter: Empathy and Historical Fiction in Comics, by Kate Polak (Ohio State University Press)
    • Neon Visions: The Comics of Howard Chaykin, by Brannon Costello (LSU Press)
    • Picturing Childhood: Youth in Transnational Comics, edited by Mark Heimermann and Brittany Tullis (University of Texas Press)
  • 2019:[10][11]
    • Blue ribbon Sweet Little C*nt: The Graphic Work of Julie Doucet, by Anne Elizabeth Moore (Uncivilized Books)
    • Between Pen and Pixel: Comics, Materiality, and the Book of the Future, by Aaron Kashtan (Ohio State University Press)
    • Breaking the Frames: Populism and Prestige in Comics Studies, by Marc Singer (University of Texas Press)
    • The Goat-Getters: Jack Johnson, the Fight of the Century, and How a Bunch of Raucous Cartoonists Reinvented Comics, by Eddie Campbell (Library of American Comics/IDW/Ohio State University Press)
    • Incorrigibles and Innocents, Constructing Childhood and Citizenship in Progressive Era Comics, by Lara Saguisag (Rutgers University Press)


  1. ^ "2012 Eisner nominations are out, topped by Daredevil". The Beat.
  2. ^ "2013 Eisner Award Nominees Announced - Comic Book Resources". comicbookresources.com.
  3. ^ Rich Johnston. "Live: The Eisner Awards 2014 - The Shortest Eisners Ever Storm Saga, Hawkeye, Dean Mullaney (UPDATE)". Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movie, TV News.
  4. ^ "DC, Marvel & Fantagraphics Top 2014 Eisner Award Nominations - Comic Book Resources". comicbookresources.com.
  5. ^ "2016 EISNER AWARD Winners (Full List)". Newsarama.
  6. ^ http://io9.gizmodo.com/here-are-the-winners-of-the-2017-eisner-awards-1797155107
  7. ^ https://www.comic-con.org/awards/eisner-awards-nominations-2017
  8. ^ "2018 Eisner Awards Nominations". Comic-Con International: San Diego. 23 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Eisner Awards: The Complete Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter.
  10. ^ "2019 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees". Comic-Con International: San Diego. 2019-04-25. Retrieved 2019-07-21.
  11. ^ "Eisner Awards Current Info". Comic-Con International: San Diego. 2014-12-17. Retrieved 2019-07-21.

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