The 2013 Eisner Award Winners Are…

Congratulations to all the winners!

Firstly – Spain Rodriguez, Lee Faulk, Al Jaffee, Joe Sinnott and Trina Robbins were all inducted into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame. Here’s Robbins as she gives her acceptance speech. All photos here are taken from @HenryBarajas

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Also of note: two of the awards were tied this year, something I can’t remember having ever seen before.

 

BEST SHORT STORY
A Birdsong Shatters the Still, by Jeff Wilson and Ted May, in Injury #4 (Ted May/Alternative)
Elmview by Jon McNaught, in Dockwood (Nobrow) 
* W* Moon 1969: The True Story of the 1969 Moon Launch, by Michael Kupperman, in Tales Designed to Thrizzle #8 (Fantagraphics)
Moving Forward, by drewscape, in Monsters, Miracles, & Mayonnaise (Epigram Books)
Rainbow Moment, by Lilli Carré, in Heads or Tails (Fantagraphics)

BEST SINGLE ISSUE (OR ONE-SHOT)
Lose #4: The Fashion Issue, by Michael DeForge (Koyama Press)
* W* The Mire, by Becky Cloonan (self-published)
Pope Hats #3, by Ethan Rilly (AdHouse Books)
Post York, by James Romberger and Crosby (Uncivilized Books)
Tales Designed to Thrizzle #8, by Michael Kupperman (Fantagraphics)

BEST CONTINUING SERIES
Fatale, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Image)
Hawkeye, by Matt Fraction and David Aja (Marvel)
The Manhattan Projects, by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Pitarra (Image)
Prophet, by Brandon Graham and Simon Roy (Image)
* W* Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image)

BEST NEW SERIES
Adventure Time, by Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb (kaboom!)
Bandette, by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover (Monkeybrain)
Fatale, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Image)
Hawkeye, by Matt Fraction and David Aja (Marvel)
* W* Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image)

BEST PUBLICATION FOR EARLY READERS (UP TO AGE 7)
*W* Babymouse for President, by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm (Random House)
Benny and Penny in Lights Out, by Geoffrey Hays (Toon Books/Candlewick)
Kitty & Dino, by Sara Richard (Yen Press/Hachette)
Maya Makes a Mess, by Rutu Modan (Toon Books/Candlewick)
Zig and Wikki in The Cow, by Nadja Spiegelman and Trade Loeffler (Toon Books/Candlewick)

BEST PUBLICATION FOR KIDS (AGES 8-12)
*W* Adventure Time, by Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb (kaboom!)
Amulet Book 5: Prince of the Elves, by Kazu Kibuishi (Scholastic)
Cow Boy: A Boy and His Horse, by Nate Cosby and Chris Eliopoulos (Archaia)
Crogan’s Loyalty, by Chris Schweizer (Oni)
Hilda and the Midnight Giant, by Luke Pearson (Nobrow)
Road to Oz, by L. Frank Baum, adapted by Eric Shanower and Skottie Young (Marvel)

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BEST PUBLICATION FOR TEENS (AGES 13-17)
Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens, by Meredith Gran (kaboom!)
Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller, by Joseph Lambert (Center for Cartoon Studies/Disney Hyperion)
Ichiro, by Ryan Inzana (Houghton Mifflin)
Spera, vol. 1, by Josh Tierney et al. (Archaia)
*W* A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle, adapted by Hope Larson (FSG)

BEST HUMOR PUBLICATION
Adventure Time, by Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb (kaboom!)
BBXX: Baby Blues Decades 1 & 2, by Jerry Scott and Rick Kirkman (Andrews McMeel)
*W* Darth Vader and Son, by Jeffrey Brown (Chronicle)
Naked Cartoonists, edited by Gary Groth (Fantagraphics)

BEST DIGITAL COMIC
Ant Comic, by Michael DeForge
*W* Bandette, by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover
It Will All Hurt, by Farel Dalrymple
Our Bloodstained Roof, by Ryan Andrews
Oyster War, by Ben Towle

BEST ANTHOLOGY
*W* Dark Horse Presents, edited by Mike Richardson (Dark Horse)
No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, edited by Justin Hall (Fantagraphics)
Nobrow #7: Brave New World, edited by Alex Spiro and Sam Arthur (Nobrow)
2000 AD, edited by Matt Smith (Rebellion)
Where Is Dead Zero?, edited by Jeff Ranjo (Where Is Dead Zero?)

BEST REALITY-BASED WORK
*W* Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller, by Joseph Lambert (Center for Cartoon Studies/Disney Hyperion) TIE
* W* The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song, by Frank M. Young and David Lasky (Abrams ComicArts) TIE

A Chinese Life, by Li Kunwu and P. Otié (Self Made Hero)
The Infinite Wait and Other Stories, by Julia Wertz (Koyama Press)
Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo & Me, by Ellen Forney (Gotham Books)
You’ll Never Know, Book 3: A Soldier’s Heart, by C. Tyler (Fantagraphics)

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM — NEW
*W* Building Stories, by Chris Ware (Pantheon)
Goliath, by Tom Gauld (Drawn & Quarterly)
The Hive, by Charles Burns (Pantheon)
Unterzakhn, by Leela Corman (Schocken)
You’ll Never Know, Book 3: A Soldier’s Heart, by C. Tyler (Fantagraphics)

BEST ADAPTATION FROM ANOTHER MEDIUM
Chico and Rita, by Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal (Self Made Hero)
Homer’s Odyssey, adapted by Seymour Chwast (Bloomsbury)
*W* Richard Stark’s Parker: The Score, adapted by Darwyn Cooke (IDW)
Road to Oz, by L. Frank Baum, adapted by Eric Shanower and Skottie Young (Marvel)
A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle, adapted by Hope Larson (FSG)

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM — REPRINT
Cruisin’ with the Hound, by Spain (Fantagraphics)
Ed the Happy Clown, by Chester Brown (Drawn & Quarterly)
Everything Together: Collected Stories, by Sammy Harkham (PictureBox)
Heads or Tails, by Lilli Carré (Fantagraphics)
*W* King City, by Brandon Graham (TokyoPop/Image)
Sailor Twain, or The Mermaid in the Hudson by Mark Siegel (First Second)

BEST ARCHIVAL COLLECTION/PROJECT — STRIPS
Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim, vol. 2, edited by Dean Mullaney (IDW/Library of American Comics)
Mister Twee Deedle: Raggedy Ann’s Sprightly Cousin, by Johnny Gruelle, edited by Rick Marschall (Fantagraphics)
Percy Crosby’s Skippy, vol. 1, edited by Jared Gardner and Dean Mullaney (IDW/Library of American Comics)
*W* Pogo, vol. 2: Bona Fide Balderdash, by Walt Kelly, edited by Carolyn Kelly and Kim Thompson (Fantagraphics)
Roy Crane’s Captain Easy: The Complete Sunday Newspaper Strips, vol. 3, edited by Rick Norwood (Fantagraphics)

BEST ARCHIVAL COLLECTION/PROJECT — COMIC BOOKS
Crime Does Not Pay Archives, edited by Philip Simon and Kitchen, Lind & Associates (Dark Horse)
*W* David Mazzucchelli’s Daredevil Born Again: Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)
Wally Wood’s EC Stories: Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)
Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge: Only a Poor Old Man, by Carl Barks, edited by Gary Groth (Fantagraphics)
Young Romance: The Best of Simon & Kirby’s Romance Comics, edited by Michel Gagné (Fantagraphics)

BEST US EDITION OF INTERNATIONAL MATERIAL
Abelard, by Régis Hautiere and Renaud Dillies (NBM)
Athos in America, by Jason (Fantagraphics)
*W* Blacksad: Silent Hell, by Juan Diaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido (Dark Horse)
The Making of, by Brecht Evens (Drawn & Quarterly)
Monsieur Jean: The Singles Theory, by Philippe Dupuy and Charles Berberian (Humanoids)
New York Mon Amour, by Benjamin LeGrand, Dominique Grange, and Jacques Tardi (Fantagraphics)

BEST US EDITION OF INTERNATIONAL MATERIAL — ASIA
Barbara, by Osamu Tezuka (Digital Manga)
A Chinese Life, by Li Kunwu and P. Otié (Self Made Hero)
*W* Naoki Urasawa’s 20th Century Boys, by Naoki Urasawa (VIZ Media)
Nonnonba, by Shigeru Mizuki (Drawn & Quarterly)
Thermae Romae, by Mari Yamazaki (Yen Press/Hachette)

BEST WRITER
* Ed Brubaker, Fatale (Image)
* Matt Fraction, Hawkeye (Marvel); Casanova: Avaritia (Marvel Icon)
Brandon Graham, Multiple WarheadsProphet (Image)
* Jonathan Hickman, The Manhattan Projects (Image)
*W* Brian K. Vaughan, Saga (Image)
* Frank M. Young, The Carter Family (Abrams ComicArts)

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BEST WRITER/ARTIST
Charles Burns, The Hive (Pantheon)
* Gilbert Hernandez, Love and Rockets New Stories, vol. 5 (Fantagraphics)
Jaime Hernandez, Love and Rockets New Stories, vol. 5 (Fantagraphics)
* Luke Pearson, Hilda and the Midnight Giant, Everything We Miss (Nobrow)
* C. Tyler, You’ll Never Know, Book 3: A Soldier’s Heart (Fantagraphics)
*W* Chris Ware, Building Stories (Pantheon)

BEST PENCILLER/INKER
*W* David Aja, Hawkeye (Marvel)
Becky Cloonan, Conan the Barbarian (Dark Horse); The Muse (self-published)
Colleen Coover, Bandette (Monkeybrain)
Sean Phillips, Fatale (Image)
Joseph Remnant, Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland (Zip Comics/Top Shelf)
*W* Chris Samnee, Daredevil (Marvel); Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom (IDW)

BEST PAINTER/MULTI-MEDIA ARTIST (INTERIOR ART)
* Brecht Evens, The Making Of (Drawn & Quarterly)
*W* Juanjo Guarnido, Blacksad (Dark Horse)
* Teddy Kristiansen, The Red Diary/The RE[a]D Diary (MAN OF ACTION/Image)
* Lorenzo Mattotti, The Crackle of the Frost (Fantagraphics)
* Katsuya Terada, The Monkey King vol. 2 (Dark Horse)

BEST COVER ARTIST
*W* David Aja, Hawkeye (Marvel)
Brandon Graham, King CityMultiple WarheadsElephantmen #43 (Image)
Sean Phillips, Fatale (Image)
Yuko Shimizu, The Unwritten (Vertigo/DC)
J. H. Williams III, Batwoman (DC)

BEST COLORING
Charles Burns, The Hive (Pantheon)
Colleen Coover, Bandette (Monkeybrain)
Brandon Graham, Multiple Warheads (Image)
*W* Dave Stewart, Batwoman (DC); Fatale (Image); BPRDConan the BarbarianHellboy in HellLobster JohnsonThe Massive (Dark Horse)
Chris Ware, Building Stories (Pantheon)

BEST LETTERING
Paul Grist, Mudman (Image)
Troy Little, Angora Napkin 2: Harvest of Revenge (IDW)
Joseph Remnant, Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland (Zip Comics/Top Shelf)
C. Tyler, You’ll Never Know, Book 3: A Soldier’s Heart (Fantagraphics)
*W* Chris Ware, Building Stories (Pantheon)

BEST COMICS-RELATED PERIODICAL/JOURNALISM
Alter Ego, edited by Roy Thomas (TwoMorrows)
ComicsAlliance, edited by Joe Hughes, Caleb Goellner, and Andy Khouri
*W* The Comics Reporter, edited by Tom Spurgeon
Robot Six, produced by Comic Book Resources
tcj.com, edited by Timothy Hodler and Dan Nadel (Fantagraphics)

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BEST COMICS-RELATED BOOK
The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist, edited by Alvin Buenaventura (Abrams ComicArts)
Marie Severin: The Mirthful Mistress of Comics, by Dewey Cassell (TwoMorrows)
*W* Marvel Comics: The Untold Story, by Sean Howe (HarperCollins)
Mastering Comics, by Jessica Abel and Matt Madden (First Second)
Team Cul De Sac: Cartoonists Draw the Line at Parkinson’s, edited by Chris Sparks (Andrews McMeel)
Woodwork: Wallace Wood 1927–1981, edited by Frédéric Manzano (CasalSolleric/IDW)

BEST EDUCATIONAL/ACADEMIC WORK
Autobiographical Comics: Life Writing in Pictures, Elisabeth El Refaie (University Press of Mississippi)
Comics Versus Art, Bart Beaty (University of Toronto Press)
Crockett Johnson & Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children’s Literature, Philip Nel (University Press of Mississippi)
*W* Lynda Barry: Girlhood Through the Looking Glass, Susan E. Kirtley (University Press of Mississippi)
The Poetics of Slumberland, Scott Bukatman (University of California Press)

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BEST PUBLICATION DESIGN
*W* Building Stories, designed by Chris Ware (Pantheon)
Dal Tokyo, designed by Gary Panter and Family Sohn (Fantagraphics)
David Mazzucchelli’s Daredevil Born Again: Artist’s Edition, designed by Randy Dahlk (IDW)
Mister Twee Deedle: Raggedy Ann’s Sprightly Cousin, designed by Tony Ong (Fantagraphics)
Wizzywig, designed by Ed Piskor and Chris Ross (Top Shelf)

Comments

  1. FYI, the bold font you use for the winners does not show up on Chrome on my Mac (had to swap to Safari to actually see who won).

    But yay for Saga, although the lack of even a nomination for Fiona Staples and her amazing art still seems bizarre.

  2. Oh, sorry, I’ll have to see if I can fix that. It seems fine on my Chrome. Will look into it!

    And yes – Fiona Staples not getting nominated was outrageous! And Jordie Bellaire, too!

  3. Jay Barnet says:

    Thanks, Adam… I was confused abut who the winners were

  4. I’ve put in some victory *W* signs whilst I try and work out the formatting!

  5. And Challengers Comics + Conversation of Chicago won the Spirit of Retailing Eisner this year – congrats!

  6. johnrobiethecat says:

    Yes, something suspect about the drawing category,Had 2 winners. Kind of feels funnt. You either win or you lose, Didn’t nominate Fiona (didn’t she do like 3 jobs on Saga, oh well) & though DC is on the outs this year, Capullo’s, Batman is just dominating the comics charts & I bet the art is big part of it. His hard work should have been recognized in some way.. I’m coming around to David Aja beings a pretty brilliant presence in comics but he should get just a clean win. The other guy. I dunno. In comparision, he’s just alright. Know he works hard and well liked & all. But this seems a bit political. A co-award?

  7. A tied vote should result in a shared prize; I don’t see anything suspect about that at all.

    Chris Samnee is brilliant, and absolutely deserving.

  8. I haven’t seen Aja’s art yet, but if he’s sharing an award with Samnee he must be amazing.

  9. Torsten Adair says:

    Wow… DC got a fractional Eisner this year, via Dave Stewart. (And not for a Vertigo title.)
    A symptom of things to come?

    When was the last time Marvel won more Eisners than DC?

  10. Synsidar says:

    The authors and staff at the University Press of Mississippi should be celebrating their achievements. They’re in a field in which the award and nominations should boost sales and submissions.

    SRS

  11. Paul Mellerick says:

    I actually agree with almost all the winners this year. Its a shame that Pope Hats and Monsieur Jean couldn’t win their respective categories, but The Mire and Blacksad were both amazing too!

  12. Martin says:

    I’m fine with Saga getting all the nominations…but Fiona Staples IMO was the only one who deserved to be awarded .

  13. Martin says:

    Wow… DC got a fractional Eisner this year, via Dave Stewart. (And not for a Vertigo title.)

    If removing the awards for Vertigo, though, hasn’t Marvel generally gotten more awards/nominations than DC?

    It’s probably more a sign of the slowing down of the Vertigo line than anything, which is something I’ve remembered people worrying about since 2008 (the cancellation of American Virgin).

  14. Jon Q. Citizen says:

    Congrats to BKV & Fiona Staples for their many Eisner Awards!!

  15. // Lee Faulk //
    It’s “Lee Falk”.
    Congrats to all the winners!

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