SDCC 2012: Eisner Award Winners 2012

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An updated and corrected list — congrats to all the winners.

Best Short Story
“The Seventh,” by Darwyn Cooke, in Richard Stark’s Parker: The Martini Edition(IDW)

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)
Daredevil #7, by Mark Waid, Paolo Rivera, and Joe Rivera (Marvel)

Best Continuing Series
Daredevil, by Mark Waid, Marcos Martin, Paolo Rivera, and Joe Rivera (Marvel)

Best Limited Series
Criminal: The Last of the Innocent, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Marvel Icon)

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 7)
Dragon Puncher Island, by James Kochalka (Top Shelf)

Best Publication for Kids (ages 8–12)
Snarked, by Roger Langridge (kaboom!)

Best Publication for Young Adults (Ages 12–17)
Anya’s Ghost, by Vera Brosgol (First Second)

Best Anthology
Dark Horse Presents, edited by Mike Richardson (Dark Horse)

Best Humor Publication
Milk & Cheese: Dairy Products Gone Bad, by Evan Dorkin (Dark Horse Books)

Best Digital Comic
Battlepug, by Mike Norton, www.battlepug.com

Best Reality-Based Work
Green River Killer: A True Detective Story, by Jeff Jensen and Jonathan Case (Dark Horse Books)

Best Graphic Album – New
Jim Hensons Tale of Sand, adapted by Ramón K. Pérez (Archaia)

Best Graphic Album – Reprint
Richard Stark’s Parker: The Martini Edition, by Darwyn Cooke (IDW)

Best Archival Collection/Project – Comic Strips
Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse vols. 1-2, by Floyd Gottfredson, edited by David Gerstein and Gary Groth (Fantagraphics)

Best Archival Collection/Project – Comic Books
Walt Simonson’s The Mighty Thor Artist’s Edition (IDW)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material
The Manara Library, vol. 1: Indian Summer and Other Stories, by Milo Manara with Hugo Pratt (Dark Horse Books)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material – Asia
Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths, by Shigeru Mizuki (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best Writer
Mark Waid, Irredeemable, Incorruptible (BOOM!); Daredevil (Marvel)

Best Writer/Artist
Craig Thompson, Habibi (Pantheon)

Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team
Ramón K. Pérez, Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand (Archaia)

Best Cover Artist
Francesco Francavilla, Black Panther (Marvel); Lone Ranger, Lone Ranger/Zorro, Dark Shadows, Warlord of Mars (Dynamite); Archie Meets
Kiss (Archie)

Best Coloring
Laura Allred, iZombie (Vertigo/DC); Madman All-New Giant-Size Super-Ginchy Special (Image)

Best Lettering
Stan Sakai, Usagi Yojimbo (Dark Horse)

Best Comics-Related Journalism
The Comics Reporter, produced by Tom Spurgeon, www.comicsreporter.com

Best Educational/Academic Work (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)

Best Comics-Related Book
MetaMaus, by Art Spiegelman (Pantheon)

Best Publication Design
Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, designed by Eric Skillman (Archaia)

Hall of Fame

Judges’ Choices: Rudolf Dirks, Harry Lucey
Bill Blackbeard, Richard Corben, Katsuhiro Otomo, Gilbert Shelton

Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award:
Tyler Crook

Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award:
Morrie Turner

Bill Finger Excellence in Comic Book Writing Award:
Frank Doyle, Steve Skeates

Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award:
Akira Comics, Madrid, Spain – Jesus Marugan Escobar and
The Dragon, Guelph, ON, Canada – Jennifer Haines

Comments

  1. Congrats to all the winners. I’ve read some of these and, looking at the ones I haven’t read, I’m thinking…”Hmm, not a bad reading list for the rest of the summer.”

  2. Congratulations to all the winners!

  3. Alistair Robb says:

    Congrats to all but especially Tom Spurgeon, way to go!

  4. Scratchie says:

    Congrats to the winners, esp. Evan Dorkin!

  5. “Best comics related book: Beat archival Comic Strip Mickey Mouse”

    Looks like an error there. It looks like the winner of “Best Comics-Related Book” was METAMAUS.

    http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_eisners_main.php/

  6. Well… I hope IDW rereleases the Best Short Story winner in a different volume so that those of us that loyally bought the first two Parker books don’t have to rebuy that material just to read it.

  7. Torsten Adair says:

    So, comics publishers and/or CCI:

    When will you publish an Eisner Awards anthology?

    It sure would be nice to hand someone a volume of great comics.

    DC… Warner Brothers Home Entertainment collected all of their Oscar nominated and winning animated shorts onto a DVD. Why can’t you do the same with your comics in book form?

    Isn’t that what awards are created to do? Honor the best of a specific medium or genre, and garner more attention for the medium or genre?

    I can understand if Marvel or DC are too snooty to have their work appear with those from other publishers (although it bit DC in the ass with Year 100 and Best American Comics). What I can’t understand is DC or Marvel not publicizing their award winners!

    Well, I can understand it… DC took some twenty years to place the Hugo Award notice on “Watchmen”. Marvel barely acts like a book publisher, so ignoring honors isn’t too surprising.

    We call the Eisners “the Oscars of comics”, but it’s more like the “Golden Globes”…

  8. @Torsten Adair: That’s a great idea.

  9. Truthsayer says:

    The Oscars of comics? Hahahaha..

    So the best comic of the year is DAREDEVIL ISSUE EIGHT HUNDRED AND SIXTY F… I mean, DAREDEVIL ISSUE SEVEN (yeah right)… that’s the exact equivalent of the latest JAMES BOND flick getting the Oscar for better movie, best director and best actor.

    No wonder the US comic industry is a joke.

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