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.



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, Fables, The Unwritten, Joe the Barbarian, iZombie (Vertigo/DC); Tom Strong and the Robots of Doom (WildStorm/DC); SHIELD (Marvel); Driver for the Dead (Radical)
  • 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)
  • 2018 Stan Sakai, Usagi Yojimbo, Groo: Slay of the Gods (Dark Horse)
  • 2019 Todd Klein, Black Hammer: Age of Doom, Neil Gaiman’s A Study in Emerald (Dark Horse); Batman: White Night (DC); Eternity Girl, Books of Magic (Vertigo/DC); The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest (Top Shelf/IDW)

Best Cover Artist[edit]

Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition[edit]

Special Recognition[edit]

Best Editor[edit]


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]

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

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]

  • 2017 Bird Boy, by Anne Szabla (
  • 2018 The Tea Dragon Society, by Katie O’Neill (
  • 2019 The Contradictions, by Sophie Yanow (

Best Digital Comic[edit]

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]

Best Archival Collection/Project — Comic Books[edit]

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;[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 C*nt: The Graphic Work of Julie Doucet, by Anne Elizabeth Moore (Uncivilized Books)

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]

Special awards[edit]

Spirit of Comics Retailer Award[edit]

  • 2005 Night Flight Comics, Mimi Cruz and Alan Carroll (Salt Lake City, UT)
  • 2006 Zeus Comics, Richard Neal (Dallas, TX)
  • 2007 Earth-2 Comics, Carr D’Angelo and Jud Meyers (Sherman Oaks, CA)
  • 2008 Brave New World, Atom! and Portlyn Freeman (Newhall, CA)
  • 2009 Tate's Comics, Tate and Amanda Ottati (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
  • 2010 Vault of Midnight, Curtis Sullivan and Steve Fodale (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • 2011 Comics & Vegetables, Yuval Sharon and Danny Amitai (Tel Aviv, Israel)[9]
  • 2012
  • 2013 Challengers Comics and Conversation, Patrick Brower and W. Dal Bush (Chicago, IL)
  • 2014
    • All Star Comics, Troy Varker and Mitchell Davies (Melbourne, Australia)
    • Legend Comics & Coffee, David DeMarco, Jason Dasenbrock, and Wendy Pivonka (Omaha, NE)
  • 2015 Packrat Comics, Jamie Colegrove and Teresa Colegrove (Hilliard, OH)
  • 2016 Orbital Comics, Karl Asaa, Damian Keeng and James Wilson (London, UK)
  • 2017 Comicazi, Robert Howard, David Lockwood, Michael Burke (Somerville, MA)
  • 2018 Norma Comics, Rafa Martinez (Barcelona, Spain)
  • 2019 La Revisteria Comics, Alejandro Gonzalez (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award[edit]

The Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame[edit]


See also[edit]


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  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". 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". 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". 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 13, 2014. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
  16. ^ "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.
  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.

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