List of Eisner Award winners

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The following is a list of winners of the Eisner Award, sorted by category.

The Eisner Awards have been presented since 1988, but there were no Eisner Awards in 1990 due to balloting mix-ups.[1] The awards ceremony has been held at San Diego Comic-Con since 1991.

People[edit]

Best Writer[edit]

Year Winner(s) Works Publisher(s)
1988 Alan Moore Watchmen DC
1989 Alan Moore Batman: The Killing Joke DC
1991 Neil Gaiman Sandman DC
1992 Neil Gaiman Sandman; The Books of Magic; Miracleman DC; DC; Eclipse
1993 Neil Gaiman Sandman; Miracleman DC; Eclipse
1994 Neil Gaiman Sandman DC
1995 Alan Moore From Hell Kitchen Sink
1996 Alan Moore From Hell Kitchen Sink
1997 Alan Moore From Hell; Supreme Kitchen Sink; Maximum Press
1998 Garth Ennis Hitman; Preacher; The Unknown Soldier; Blood Mary: Lady Liberty DC; DC/Vertigo; DC/Helix
1999 Kurt Busiek Kurt Busiek's Astro City; Avengers Homage/WildStorm/Image; Marvel
2000 Alan Moore The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen; Promethea; Tom Strong; Tomorrow Stories; Top 10 ABC
2001 Alan Moore The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen; Promethea; Tom Strong; Tomorrow Stories; Top 10 ABC
2002 Brian Michael Bendis Powers; Alias; Daredevil; Ultimate Spider-Man Image; Marvel; Marvel; Marvel
2003 Brian Michael Bendis Powers; Alias; Daredevil; Ultimate Spider-Man Image; Marvel; Marvel; Marvel
2004 Alan Moore The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen; Promethea; Smax; Tom Strong; Tom Strong's Terrific Tales ABC
2005 Brian K. Vaughan Y: The Last Man; Ex Machina; Runaways; Ultimate X-Men Vertigo/DC; WildStorm/DC; Marvel; Marvel
2006 Alan Moore Promethea; Top 10: The Forty-Niners ABC
2007 Ed Brubaker Captain America; Criminal; Daredevil Marvel; Marvel; Marvel
2008 Ed Brubaker Captain America; Criminal; Daredevil; Immortal Iron Fist Marvel; Marvel; Marvel; Marvel
2009 Bill Willingham Fables; House of Mystery Vertigo/DC; Vertigo/DC
2010 Ed Brubaker Captain America; Daredevil; The Marvels Project; Criminal; Incognito Marvel; Marvel; Marvel; Marvel; Marvel
2011 Joe Hill Locke & Key IDW
2012 Mark Waid Irredeemable; Incorruptible; Daredevil Boom!; Boom!; Marvel
2013 Brian K. Vaughan Saga Image
2014 Brian K. Vaughan Saga Image
2015 Gene Luen Yang Avatar: The Last Airbender; The Shadow Hero Dark Horse; First Second
2016 Jason Aaron Doctor Strange; Men of Wrath; Thor; Star Wars; Southern Bastards Marvel; Marvel; Marvel; Marvel; Image
2017 Brian K. Vaughan Paper Girls; Saga; We Stand On Guard[2] Image
2018 Tom King | Marjorie Liu (tie) Batman; Batman Annual #2; Batman/Elmer Fudd Special #1; Mister Miracle | Monstress[3] DC; DC; DC; DC; Image
2019 Tom King Batman, Mister Miracle, Heroes in Crisis, Swamp Thing Winter Special DC; DC; DC; DC
2020 Mariko Tamaki Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass; Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me (First Second/Macmillan) DC; First Second/Macmillan
2021 James Tynion IV Something Is Killing the Children; Wynd; Batman; The Department of Truth; Razorblades Boom!; Boom!; DC; Image; Tiny Onion
2022 James Tynion IV House of Slaughter; Something Is Killing the Children; Wynd; The Nice House on the Lake; The Joker; Batman; DC Pride 2021; The Department of Truth; Blue Book; Razorblades; Boom!; Boom!; Boom!; DC; DC; DC; DC; Image; Tiny Onion; Tiny Onion

Best Writer/Artist[edit]

Year Winner(s) Works Publisher(s)
1988 Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons Watchmen DC
1989 Paul Chadwick Concrete Dark Horse
1991 Frank Miller and Geof Darrow Hard Boiled Dark Horse
1992 Peter David and Dale Keown The Incredible Hulk Marvel
1993 Frank Miller Sin City Dark Horse
1993 Mike Baron and Steve Rude Nexus: The Origin Dark Horse
1994 Jeff Smith Bone Cartoon Books
1995 Mike Mignola and John Byrne Hellboy: Seed of Destruction Dark Horse/Legend
1996 David Lapham Stray Bullets El Capitan Books
2009 Chris Ware Acme Novelty Library Acme
2010 David Mazzucchelli Asterios Polyp Pantheon
2011 Darwyn Cooke Richard Stark's Parker: The Outfit IDW
2012 Craig Thompson Habibi Pantheon
2013 Chris Ware Building Stories Pantheon
2014 Jaime Hernandez Love and Rockets New Stories #6 Fantagraphics
2015 Raina Telgemeier Sisters Scholastic Graphix
2016 Bill Griffith Invisible Ink: My Mother's Secret Love Affair with Famous Cartoonist Fantagraphics
2017 Sonny Liew The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye Pantheon
2018 Emil Ferris My Favorite Thing is Monsters Fantagraphics
2019 Jen Wang The Prince and the Dressmaker First Second
2020 Raina Telgemeier Guts Scholastic Graphix
2021 Junji Ito Remina, Venus in the Blind Spot VIZ Media
2022 Barry Windsor-Smith Monsters Fantagraphics

Best Writer/Artist: Drama[edit]

Best Writer/Artist: Humor[edit]

Best Writer/Artist: Nonfiction[edit]

Best Painter/Digital Artist[edit]

This award was previously known as "Best Painter" from 1993 to 1999 and "Best Painter/Multimedia Artist" from 2000 to 2019.

Best Artist[edit]

Best Penciller[edit]

  • 1993 Steve Rude, Nexus: The Origin (Dark Horse)
  • 1997 Steve Rude, Nexus: Executioner's Song (Dark Horse) - Best Penciller

Best Inker[edit]

Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team[edit]

Best Art Team[edit]

Best Colorist/Coloring[edit]

Best Letterer/Lettering[edit]

Best Cover Artist[edit]

Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition[edit]

Special Recognition[edit]

Best Editor[edit]

Works[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[edit]

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

Best Publication for Teens[edit]

Best Anthology[edit]

Best Digital Comic[edit]

Best Webcomic[edit]

Best Reality-Based Work[edit]

Best Graphic Memoir[edit]

  • 2021 The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist, by Adrian Tomine (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • 2022 Run: Book One, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, L. Fury, and Nate Powell (Abrams ComicArts)

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]

Best Archival Collection/Project — Comic Books[edit]

Best Humor Publication[edit]

Best Adaptation from Another Medium[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;[7] the category was restored in 2002.

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)
  • 2018 Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics, by Frederick Luis Aldama (University of Arizona Press)
  • 2019 Sweet Little Cunt: The Graphic Work of Julie Doucet, by Anne Elizabeth Moore (Uncivilized Books)
  • 2020 EC Comics: Race, Shock, and Social Protest, by Qiana Whitted (Rutgers University Press)
  • 2021 The Content of Our Caricature: African American Comic Art and Political Belonging, by Rebecca Wanzo (New York University Press)
  • 2022 Comics and the Origins of Manga: A Revisionist History, by Eike Exner (Rutgers University Press)

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, designed by Dave McKean (DC)
  • 1994 Marvels, designed by 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 (The Library of American Comics/IDW)
  • 2015 Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, designed by Jim Rugg (Locust Moon)
  • 2016 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)
  • 2018 Akira 35th Anniversary Edition, designed by Phil Balsman, Akira Saito (Veia), NORMA Editorial, and MASH•ROOM (Kodansha)
  • 2019 Will Eisner's A Contract with God: Curator's Collection, designed by John Lind (Kitchen Sink/Dark Horse)
  • 2020 Making Comics, designed by Lynda Barry (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • 2021 The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist, designed by Adrian Tomine and Tracy Huron (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • 2022 Marvel Comics Library: Spider-Man vol. 1: 1962–1964 (TASCHEN)

Special awards[edit]

Spirit of Comics Retailer Award[edit]

Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award[edit]

The Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame[edit]

Source:[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eisners Cancelled," The Comics Journal #137 (Sept. 1990), p. 16.
  2. ^ SDCC: Here Are The Complete 2017 Eisner Award Winners Retrieved July 24, 2017
  3. ^ 2018 EISNER AWARDS Winners (Full List) Retrieved July 21, 2018
  4. ^ When the Darkness Presses 2014
  5. ^ A Life in Comics Summer 2017
  6. ^ Blake, Corey (2013-08-28). "25 Years of the Eisner Awards". Comic Book Resources.
  7. ^ Archive of "2001 Eisner Award nominee comics," The Will Eisner Comic Industry Award, MarsImport. Original site. Retrieved August 16, 2008.
  8. ^ Dinkelspiel, Frances (December 17, 2010). "Comic Relief struggles after founder's death". Berkeleyside. Retrieved 22 July 2011.
  9. ^ "The amazing adventures of Sharon & Amitai".
  10. ^ "Eisner Awards Current Info". Comic-Con International. 17 December 2018.
  11. ^ "Will Eisner Hall of Fame". San Diego Comic-Con International. Archived from the original on July 7, 2015. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
  12. ^ "2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards Winners". comic-con.org. San Diego: San Diego Comic-Con International. 2010. Archived from the original on August 13, 2010. Retrieved March 7, 2017.
  13. ^ "Dirks, Lucey Chosen for Eisner Hall of Fame". comic-con.org. San Diego Comic-Con International. 2012. Archived from the original on May 24, 2012. Retrieved March 7, 2017.
  14. ^ "Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Winners 2012". comic-con.org. San Diego: San Diego Comic-Con International. 2012. Archived from the original on July 17, 2012. Retrieved March 7, 2017.
  15. ^ "Hasen, Moldoff, Evans Chosen for Eisner Hall of Fame". San Diego Comic-Con International. 2014. Archived from the original on March 20, 2014. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
  16. ^ "Eisner Awards Hall of Fame Nominees Announced" (Press release). San Diego Comic-Con International via ComicBookResources.com. February 12, 2014. Archived from the original on February 14, 2014. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
  17. ^ 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.
  18. ^ Kaplan, Rebecca Oliver (2022-07-23). "SDCC '22: 2022 Eisner Award winners, top moments, and more!". The Beat. Retrieved 2022-07-25.

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