List of Eisner Award winners

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This article is a list of winners of the Eisner Award, sorted by category.

No awards were presented in 1990 because the Eisner administration was transferred to San Diego Comic-Con during that year.



Best Writer[edit]

Best Writer/Artist[edit]

Best Writer/Artist: Drama[edit]

Best Writer/Artist: Humor[edit]

Best Writer/Artist: Nonfiction[edit]

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (Interior Art)[edit]

Best Artist/Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team[edit]

Best Art Team[edit]

Best Colorist/Coloring[edit]

Best Letterer/Lettering[edit]

  • 1993 Todd Klein, The Sandman, The Demon (DC)
  • 1994 Todd Klein, Sandman (DC)
  • 1995 Todd Klein, Batman versus Predator II (DC/Dark Horse); The Demon (DC), Sandman (DC/Vertigo); Uncle Scrooge (Gladstone)
  • 1996 Stan Sakai, Groo (Image); Usagi Yojimbo (Mirage)
  • 1997 Todd Klein, Sandman; Death: The Time of Your Life; House of Secrets; The Dreaming (DC/Vertigo); Batman; The Spectre; Kingdom Come (DC)
  • 1998 Todd Klein, Batman; Batman: Poison Ivy (DC); The Dreaming; House of Secrets; The Invisibles; Uncle Sam (DC/Vertigo); Uncle Scrooge Adventures (Gladstone); Castle Waiting (Olio)
  • 1999 Todd Klein, Castle Waiting (Olio); House of Secrets; The Invisibles; The Dreaming (DC/Vertigo)
  • 2000 Todd Klein, Promethea; Tom Strong; Tomorrow Stories; Top 10 (ABC); The Dreaming; Gifts of the Night; The Invisibles; Sandman Presents: Lucifer (DC/Vertigo)
  • 2001 Todd Klein, Promethea; Tom Strong; Tomorrow Stories; Top 10 (ABC); The Invisibles; The Dreaming (DC/Vertigo); Castle Waiting (Cartoon Books)
  • 2002 Todd Klein, Promethea; Tom Strong; Tomorrow Stories; Top 10, Greyshirt (ABC); Sandman Presents: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Dreams But Were Afraid to Ask (DC/Vertigo); Detective Comics; The Dark Knight Strikes Again (DC); Castle Waiting (Olio); Universe X (Marvel)
  • 2003 Todd Klein, Dark Knight Strikes Again; Detective Comics; Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia (DC); Fables; Human Target: Final Cut (DC/Vertigo); Promethea; Tom Strong (ABC); Castle Waiting (Olio)
  • 2004 Todd Klein, Detective Comics( DC); Fables, Sandman: Endless Nights (Vertigo/DC); Tom Strong, Promethea (ABC); Marvel 1602 (Marvel)
  • 2005 Todd Klein, Promethea; Tom Strong; Tom Strong's Terrific Tales (ABC); Wonder Woman (DC); Books of Magick: Life During Wartime; Fables; WE3 (Vertigo/DC); Creatures of the Night (Dark Horse)
  • 2006 Todd Klein, Wonder Woman, Justice, Seven Soldiers #0 (DC); Desolation Jones (Wildstorm/DC); Promethea, Tomorrow Stores Special, Top 10: The 49ers (ABC); Fables (Vertigo); 1602: New World (Marvel)
  • 2007 Todd Klein, Fables, Jack of Fables, Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall; Pride of Baghdad, Testament (Vertigo/DC); 1602: Fantastick Four, Eternals (Marvel); Lost Girls (Top Shelf)
  • 2008 Todd Klein, Justice, Simon Dark (DC); Fables, Jack of Fables, Crossing Midnight (Vertigo/DC); League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier (WildStorm/DC); Nexus (Rude Dude)
  • 2009 Chris Ware, Acme Novelty Library #19 (Acme)
  • 2010 David Mazzucchelli, Asterios Polyp (Pantheon)
  • 2011 Todd Klein
  • 2012 Stan Sakai, Usagi Yojimbo (Dark Horse)
  • 2013 Chris Ware, Building Stories (Pantheon)
  • 2014 Darwyn Cooke, Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground (IDW)
  • 2015 Stan Sakai, Usagi Yojimbo: Senso, Usagi Yojimbo Color Special: The Artist (Dark Horse)
  • 2016 Derf Backderf, Trashed (Abrams)
  • 2017 Todd Klein, Clean Room, Dark Night, Lucifer (Vertigo/DC); Black Hammer (Dark Horse)

Best Cover Artist[edit]

Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition[edit]

Special Recognition[edit]

Best Editor[edit]

  • 1992 Karen Berger, The Sandman; Shade: the Changing Man; Kid Eternity; Books of Magic (DC)
  • 1993 Archie Goodwin, Legends of the Dark Knight; Batman: Sword of Azrael; Deadman: Exorcism (DC)
  • 1994 Karen Berger, The Sandman (DC) (tie)
  • 1994 Mike Carlin, for the Superman titles: Action Comics; Superman; Superman: The Man Steel, Adventures of Superman (DC) (tie)
  • 1995 Karen Berger, The Sandman; Sandman Mystery Theatre (DC/Vertigo)
  • 1996 Stuart Moore, Swamp Thing; The Invisibles; Preacher (DC/Vertigo) (tie)
  • 1996 Bronwyn Taggart, The Big Book of Weirdos; The Big Book of Conspiracies; Brooklyn Dreams; Stuck Rubber Baby (Paradox Press) (tie)
  • 1997 Dan Raspler, Kingdom Come; Hitman; The Spectre; Sergio Aragonés Destroys the DC Universe (DC)


Best Single Issue/Single Story[edit]

Best Single Issue/One-Shot[edit]

Best Short Story[edit]

Best Serialized Story[edit]

Best Black-and-White Series[edit]

  • 1988 Concrete, by Paul Chadwick (Dark Horse)
  • 1989 Concrete, by Paul Chadwick (Dark Horse)
  • 1991 Xenozoic Tales, by Mark Schultz (Kitchen Sink)

Best Continuing Series[edit]

Best Finite Series/Limited Series[edit]

Best Limited Series or Story Arc[edit]

Best New Series[edit]

Best Title for Younger Readers/Best Comics Publication for a Younger Audience[edit]

Best Publication for Kids[edit]

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8)[edit]

  • 2012 Dragon Puncher Island, by James Kochalka (Top Shelf)
  • 2013 Babymouse for President, by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm (Random House)
  • 2014 Itty Bitty Hellboy, by Art Baltazar and Franco (Dark Horse)
  • 2015 The Zoo Box, by Ariel Cohen and Aron Nels Steinke (First Second)
  • 2016 Little Robot, by Ben Hatke (First Second)
  • 2017 Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea, by Ben Clanton (Tundra)

Best Publication for Kids (ages 9-12)[edit]

  • 2012 Snarked, by Roger Langridge (kaboom!)
  • 2013 Adventure Time, by Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb (kaboom!)
  • 2014 The Adventures of Superhero Girl, by Faith Erin Hicks (Dark Horse)
  • 2015 El Deafo, by Cece Bell (Amulet/Abrams)
  • 2016 Over the Garden Wall, by Pat McHale, Amalia Levari, and Jim Campbell (BOOM! Studios/ KaBOOM!)
  • 2017 Ghosts, by Raina Telgemeier (Scholastic)

Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17)[edit]

Best Publication for Young Adults (ages 12-17)[edit]

Best Anthology[edit]

Best Digital Comic/Webcomic[edit]

Best Webcomic[edit]

Best Digital Comic[edit]

  • 2017 Bandette, by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover

Best Reality-Based Work[edit]

Best Graphic Album[edit]

Best Graphic Album: New[edit]

Best Graphic Album: Reprint[edit]

Best Archival Collection/Project[edit]

Best Archival Collection/Project - Comic Strips (at least 20 years old)[edit]

Best Archival Collection/Project — Strips (at least 20 years old)[edit]

  • 2010 Bloom County: The Complete Library, vol. 1, by Berkeley Breathed, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)
  • 2011 Archie: Complete Daily Newspaper Comics, edited by Greg Goldstein (IDW)
  • 2012 Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse, vols. 1-2, by Floyd Gottfredson, edited by David Gerstein and Gary Groth (Fantagraphics)
  • 2013 Pogo, vol. 2: Bona Fide Balderdash, by Walt Kelly, edited by Carolyn Kelly and Kim Thompson (Fantagraphics)
  • 2014 Tarzan: The Complete Russ Manning Newspaper Strips, vol. 1, edited by Dean Mullaney (LOAC/IDW)
  • 2015 Winsor McCay’s Complete Little Nemo, edited by Alexander Braun (TASCHEN)
  • 2016 The Eternaut, by Héctor Germán Oesterheld and Francisco Solano Lòpez, edited by Gary Groth and Kristy Valenti (Fantagraphics)
  • 2017 Chester Gould's Dick Tracy, Colorful Cases of the 1930s, edited by Peter Maresca (Sunday Press)

Best Archival Collection/Project - Comic Books[edit]

  • 2006 Absolute Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (DC)
  • 2007 Absolute Sandman, vol. 1, by Neil Gaiman and various (Vertigo/DC)
  • 2008 I Shall Destroy All the Civilized Planets! by Fletcher Hanks (Fantagraphics)
  • 2009 Creepy Archives, by various (Dark Horse)
  • 2010 The Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures deluxe edition, by Dave Stevens, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)
  • 2011 Dave Stevens' The Rocketeer: Artist's Edition, IDW Publishing
  • 2012 Walt Simonson's The Mighty Thor: Artist's Edition, (IDW)
  • 2013 David Mazzucchelli’s Daredevil Born Again: Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)
  • 2014 Will Eisner’s The Spirit Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)
  • 2015 Steranko Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)
  • 2016 Walt Kelly's Fairy Tales, edited by Craig Yoe (IDW)
  • 2017 The Complete Wimmen's Comix, edited by Trina Robbins, Gary Groth, and J. Michael Catron (Fantagraphics)

Best Humor Publication[edit]

Best Adaptation from Another Work[edit]

Best U.S. Edition of International Material[edit]

Best U.S. Edition of International Material - Japan[edit]

Best U.S. Edition of International Material - Asia[edit]

Best Comic Strip Collection[edit]

  • 1992 Calvin and Hobbes: The Revenge of the Baby-Sat by Bill Watterson (Andrews and McMeel)
  • 1993 Calvin and Hobbes: Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons by Bill Watterson (Andrews and McMeel)

Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism[edit]

In 2001, the judging panel chose to drop Best Comics-Related Periodical from the ballot;[4] the category was restored in 2002.

  • 1992 Comics Buyer's Guide (Krause)
  • 1993 Comics Buyer's Guide (Krause Publications)
  • 1995 Hero Illustrated (Warrior Publications)
  • 1996 The Comics Journal (Fantagraphics)
  • 1997 The Comics Journal (Fantagraphics)
  • 1998 The Comics Journal (Fantagraphics)
  • 1999 The Comics Journal (Fantagraphics)
  • 2000 Comic Book Artist (TwoMorrows)
  • 2002 Comic Book Artist (TwoMorrows)
  • 2004 Comic Book Artist, edited by Jon B. Cooke (Top Shelf)
  • 2005 Comic Book Artist, edited by Jon B. Cooke (Top Shelf)
  • 2006 Comic Book Artist, edited by Jon B. Cooke (Top Shelf)
  • 2007 Alter Ego, edited by Roy Thomas (TwoMorrows)
  • 2008 Newsarama, produced by Matt Brady and Michael Doran
  • 2009 Comic Book Resources, produced by Jonah Weiland
  • 2010 The Comics Reporter, produced by Tom Spurgeon
  • 2011 Comic Book Resources,
  • 2012 The Comics Reporter, produced by Tom Spurgeon,
  • 2013 The Comics Reporter, edited by Tom Spurgeon,
  • 2014 Comic Book Resources,
  • 2015 Comics Alliance, edited by Andy Khouri, Caleb Goellner, Andrew Wheeler, & Joe Hughes,
  • 2016 Hogan's Alley, edited by Tom Heintjes,
  • 2017 The A.V. Club comics coverage, (Comics Panel, Back Issues, and Big Issues, by Oliver Sava et al.),

Best Academic/Scholarly Work[edit]

  • 2012 (tie)
    • Cartooning: Philosophy & Practice, by Ivan Brunetti (Yale University Press)
    • Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby, by Charles Hatfield (University Press of Mississippi)
  • 2013 Lynda Barry: Girlhood Through the Looking Glass, by Susan E. Kirtley (University Press of Mississippi)
  • 2014 Black Comics: The Politics of Race and Representation, edited by Sheena C. Howard and Ronald L. Jackson II (Bloomsbury)
  • 2015 Graphic Details: Jewish Women’s Confessional Comics in Essays and Interviews, edited by Sarah Lightman (McFarland)
  • 2016 The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art, edited by Frances Gateward and John Jennings (Rutgers)
  • 2017 Superwomen: Gender, Power, and Representation, by Carolyn Cocca (Bloomsbury)

Best Comics-Related Book[edit]

Best Comics-Related Publication (Periodical or Book)[edit]

  • 2003 B. Krigstein, vol. 1, by Greg Sadowski (Fantagraphics)

Best Comics-Related Product/Item[edit]

  • 1992 Sandman statue, by Randy Bowen (DC)
  • 1994 Death Statue, by Chris Bachalo, et al. (DC)
  • 1995 Sandman Arabian Nights statue, designed by P. Craig Russell and sculpted by Randy Bowen (DC/Graphitti Designs)
  • 1996 Comic strip stamps (U.S. Postal Service)
  • 1997 Hellboy bust, Randy Bowen (Bowen Designs)
  • 1998 Acme Novelty Library display stand, designed by Chris Ware (Fantagraphics)
  • 1999 Sandman Pocketwatch, designed by Kris Ruotolo (DC/Vertigo)
  • 2000 Lunch boxes: Milk & Cheese, Sin City, Bettie Page, Hellboy, Groo (Dark Horse)
  • 2002 Dark Horse classic comic characters statuettes, sculpted by Yoe Studio (Dark Horse)

Best Comics-Related Sculpted Figures[edit]

  • 1999 Hellboy statue, sculpted by Randy Bowen, produced by Bowen Designs

Best Publication Design[edit]

  • 1993 Sandman: Season of Mists by Neil Gaiman and others, designed by Dave McKean (DC)
  • 1994 Marvels, Richard Starkings/Comicraft (Marvel)
  • 1995 The Acme Novelty Library, designed by Chris Ware (Fantagraphics)
  • 1996 The Acme Novelty Library, designed by Chris Ware (Fantagraphics)
  • 1997 The Acme Novelty Library #7, designed by Chris Ware (Fantagraphics)
  • 1998 Kingdom Come deluxe slipcover edition, art director Bob Chapman / DC design director Georg Brewer (DC Comics/Graphitti Designs)
  • 1999 Batman Animated, designed by Chip Kidd (HarperCollins)
  • 2000 300, designed by Mark Cox (Dark Horse)
  • 2001 Jimmy Corrigan, designed by Chris Ware (Pantheon)
  • 2002 Acme Novelty Library #15, designed by Chris Ware (Fantagraphics)
  • 2003 Batman: Nine Lives, designed by Amie Brockway-Metcalf (DC)
  • 2004 Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross, designed by Chip Kidd (Pantheon)
  • 2005 The Complete Peanuts, designed by Seth (Fantagraphics)
  • 2006 (tie)
    • Acme Novelty Library Annual Report to Shareholders, designed by Chris Ware (Pantheon)
    • Little Nemo in Slumberland: So Many Splendid Sundays, designed by Philippe Ghielmetti (Sunday Press Books)
  • 2007 Absolute DC: The New Frontier, designed by Darwyn Cooke (DC)
  • 2008 Process Recess 2, designed by James Jean and Chris Pitzer (AdHouse)
  • 2009 Hellboy Library Editions, designed by Cary Grazzini and Mike Mignola (Dark Horse)
  • 2010 Absolute Justice, designed by Curtis King and Josh Beatman (DC)
  • 2011 Dave Stevens' The Rocketeer: Artist's Edition, designed by Randall Dahlik (IDW)
  • 2012 Jim Henson's Tale of Sand, designed by Eric Skillman (Archaia)
  • 2013 Building Stories, designed by Chris Ware (Pantheon)
  • 2014 Genius, Illustrated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth, designed by Dean Mullaney (LOAC/IDW)
  • 2015 Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, designed by Jim Rugg (Locust Moon)
  • 2016 The Sandman Gallery Edition, designed by Josh Beatman/Brainchild Studios (Graphitti Designs/DC)
  • 2017 The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, designed by Sonny Liew (Pantheon)

Special awards[edit]

Spirit of Comics Retailer Award[edit]

Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award[edit]

The Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ SDCC: Here Are The Complete 2017 Eisner Award Winners Retrieved July 24, 2017
  2. ^ When the Darkness Presses 2014
  3. ^ Blake, Corey (2013-08-28). "25 Years of the Eisner Awards". Comic Book Resources. 
  4. ^ Archive of "2001 Eisner Award nominee comics," The Will Eisner Comic Industry Award, MarsImport. Original site. Retrieved August 16, 2008.
  5. ^ Dinkelspiel, Frances (December 17, 2010). "Comic Relief struggles after founder's death". Berkeleyside. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  6. ^ The Amazing Adventures of Sharon & Amitai
  7. ^ "Will Eisner Hall of Fame". San Diego Comic-Con International. Archived from the original on July 7, 2015. Retrieved August 22, 2015. 
  8. ^ "2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards Winners". San Diego: San Diego Comic-Con International. 2010. Archived from the original on August 13, 2010. Retrieved March 7, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Dirks, Lucey Chosen for Eisner Hall of Fame". San Diego Comic-Con International. 2012. Archived from the original on May 24, 2012. Retrieved March 7, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Winners 2012". San Diego: San Diego Comic-Con International. 2012. Archived from the original on July 17, 2012. Retrieved March 7, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Hasen, Moldoff, Evans Chosen for Eisner Hall of Fame". San Diego Comic-Con International. 2014. Archived from the original on March 13, 2014. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Eisner Awards Hall of Fame Nominees Announced" (Press release). San Diego Comic-Con International via February 12, 2014. Archived from the original on February 14, 2014. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 
  13. ^ Cavna, Michael (July 23, 2016). "Comic-Con: 'Overjoyed' Rep. John Lewis wins 'the Oscar of comics' for his civil rights memoir (+ winners' list)". The Washington Post. Retrieved March 7, 2017. 

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