2006 Eisner Award Winners — corrected

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The 2006 Eisner Awards were presented tonight at the San Diego Comic-Con. In addition, several other industry awards were presented. Multiple award winners including the anthology SOLO, which won three awards, Kyle Baker, and Chris Ware.

Russ Manning Award:
R Kikuo Johnson

Bill Finger Award:
Alvin Schwartz and Harvey Kurtzman

Will Eisner Spirit of Retailing Award:
Zeus Comics

Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award;
Calvin Reid, Publishers Weekly

The complete list of Eisner Award winners.

Best Digital Comic
* PVP, by Scott Kurtz, www.pvponline.com

Best Publication for a Younger Audience
* Owly: Flying Lessons, by Andy Runton (Top Shelf)

Best Anthology
* Solo, edited by Mark Chiarello (DC)

Best Coloring
* Chris Ware, Acme Novelty Library #16 (ACME Novelty)

Best Lettering
* Todd Klein, Wonder Woman, Justice, Seven Soldiers #0 (DC); Desolation Jones (WildStorm/DC); Promethea, Top Ten: The Forty-Niners, Tomorrow Stories Special (ABC); Fables (Vertigo); 1602: New World (Marvel)

Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition
* Aaron Renier (Spiral-Bound)

Best Reality-Based Work
* Nat Turner, by Kyle Baker (Kyle Baker Publishing)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Strips
* The Complete Calvin & Hobbes, by Bill Watterson (Andrews McMeel)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books
* Absolute Watchmen, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (DC)

Best Penciller/Inker
* John Cassaday, Astonishing X-Men (Marvel); Planetary (WildStorm/DC)

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art)
* Ladronn, Hip Flask: Mystery City (Active Images)

Best Cover Artist
* James Jean, Fables (Vertigo/DC); Runaways (Marvel)

Best Comics-Related Periodical
* Comic Book Artist, edited by Jon Cooke (Top Shelf)

Best Comics-Related Book
* Eisner/Miller, edited by Charles Brownstein and Diana Schutz (Dark Horse Books)

Best Publication Design (TIE)
* Acme Novelty Library Annual Report to Shareholders, designed by Chris Ware (Pantheon)
* Little Nemo in Slumberland, designed by Philippe Ghuilemetti (Sunday Press Books)

Best Penciller/Inker
* John Cassaday, Astonishing X-Men (Marvel); Planetary (WildStorm/DC)

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art)
* Ladronn, Hip Flask: Mystery City (Active Images)

Best Cover Artist
* James Jean, Fables (Vertigo/DC); Runaways (Marvel)

Best Comics-Related Periodical
* Comic Book Artist, edited by Jon Cooke (Top Shelf)

Best Comics-Related Book
* Eisner/Miller, edited by Charles Brownstein and Diana Schutz (Dark Horse Books)

Best Publication Design (TIE)
* Acme Novelty Library Annual Report to Shareholders, designed by Chris Ware (Pantheon)
* Little Nemo in Slumberland, designed by Philippe Ghuilemetti (Sunday Press Books)

Best Graphic Album—New
* Top Ten: The Forty-Niners, by Alan Moore and Gene Ha (ABC)

Best Graphic Album—Reprint
* Black Hole, by Charles Burns (Pantheon)

Best U.S. Edition of Foreign Material
* The Rabbi’s Cat, by Joann Sfar (Pantheon)

Best Writer
* Alan Moore, Promethea, Top Ten: The Forty-Niners (ABC)

Best Writer/Artist
* Geof Darrow, Shaolin Cowboy (Burlyman)

Best Writer/Artist—Humor
* Kyle Baker, Plastic Man (DC); The Bakers (Kyle Baker Publishing)

Best Limited Series
* Seven Soldiers, by Grant Morrison and various artists (DC)

Best New Series
* All Star Superman, by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely (DC)

Best Short Story
* “Teenage Sidekick,â€? by Paul Pope, in Solo #3 (DC)

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)
* Solo #5, by Darwyn Cooke (DC)

Best Serialized Story
* Fables #36-38, 40-41: “Return to the Homelands,â€? by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, and Steve Leialoha (Vertigo/DC)

Best Continuing Series
* Astonishing X-Men, by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday (Marvel)

Hall of Fame
Judges’ Choices: Floyd Gottfredson, William Moulton Marston
* Vaughn Bode
* Ramona Fradon
* Russ Manning
* Jim Steranko

Comments

  1. I am STOKED Zeus won Spirit of Retailing. It is a FANTASTIC store, with an amazing staff. Richard Neal has created a sense of community, which is why I love his place! (And CAPE! is pretty damn good, too!)

  2. I was not aware of Calvin Reid’s humanitarian works. Can you expand on them, Heidi?

  3. How about a guide to who’s who in that picture? You know me, living out in the hinterlands- I wouldn’t know many of these folks if they bit me. The only one I recognize for sure is Steranko!

  4. I’m very happy for Scott Kurtz and PVP.
    Well deserved!
    A little disappointed to see Rocketo going back
    home empy handed though.

  5. Sebastian says:

    So, who won “Best U.S. Edition of Foreign Material”? Larcenet, as you wrote? Or Sfar, as the list on the Comic-Con website says?
    http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_eisners_main.shtml

  6. rainday says:

    What has Calvin Reid done to win a Humanitarian Award? (just wondering)

    Kurtz proves that if one is successful enough, one can be a massive jerk and still win highly political awards (that, plus not much competition).

    Why would anyone be happy just because a woman won an award? Gender seems a bizarre criteria for such things.

  7. Calvin Reid was awarded the BCHA for “for his work in promoting comics to the mainstream.”

    …..

    Um.

  8. Sebastian says:

    Ah, so it was Sfar. Deservedly, IMHO. Thanks for the swift correction.

  9. Russ Maheras says:

    Congratulations to those selected for the Hall of Fame, but I’m still pretty bummed that Mort Meskin wasn’t voted in.

    That just ain’t right…

  10. Precision Steve says:

    Good news for Little Nemo in Slumberland. My vote for book of the year!!

  11. Calvin has worked behind the scenes in the publishing industry for the lat 20 years to get comics and grpahic novels recognized as legitimate literature. He instituted regular comics and graphic novel reviewsin Publisher’s Weekly, is the co-editor of PW’s Comics Weekly, has moderated/put together graphic novel programs at Book Expo and other mainstream publishing events–in short he has done more than any single person outside the comics industry to legitimizze comics in the mainstream publishing world.

    The Clampett Award is given for both charity and mentoring work, so it was quite fitting for him to receive it this year.

    Jackie Estrada

  12. Thanks for that explanation, Jackie.

  13. Angie says:

    PVP was very deserving of the award this year. I’m glad to see Scott’s great work finally recognized. He’s a great guy with a great heart as was evidenced by his acceptance speech.

    It is a shame Frank Espinosa left empty handed. Rocketo is amazing.

    Zeus winning the retailer award was icing on the cake. Richard Neal is a great guy who really cares about comics and promoting them, CAPE is proof enough of that. His store and staff are wonderful as well.

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