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
  • 2018:[8][9] Blue ribbon Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics by Frederick Luis Aldama
    • The Comics of Charles Schulz: The Good Grief of Modern Life edited by Jared Gardner and Ian Gordon
    • Ethics in the Gutter: Empathy and Historical Fiction in Comics by Kate Polak
    • Neon Visions: The Comics of Howard Chaykin by Brannon Costello
    • Picturing Childhood: Youth in Transnational Comics edited by Mark Heimermann and Brittany Tullis


  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.

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