Published on July 23rd, 2017 | by Dana Folkard
EISNER AWARDS 2017 WINNERS!
The 29th Annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards were held last night, honouring the industry’s most talented creators for their hard work. The Will Eisner Comic Industry awards are voted in by comics industry members and the awards ceremony is held in conjunction with San Diego Comic-Con every year.
Well, the results are in and here they are.
Congrats to everyone!
Best New Series: Black Hammer, by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston
Best Continuing Series: Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Best Limited Series: The Vision, by Tom King and Gabriel Walta
Best Reality-Based Work: March, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
Best Graphic Album—New: Wonder Woman: The True Amazon, by Jill Thompson
Best Graphic Album—Reprint: Demon, by Jason Shiga (First Second)
Best Writer: Brian K. Vaughan (Paper Girls, Saga)
Best Writer/Artist: Sonny Liew (The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye)
Best Penciller/Inker—Individual or Team: Fiona Staples (Saga)
Best Coloring: Matt Wilson (Cry Havoc, Paper Girls, The Wicked + The Divine; Black Widow, The Mighty Thor, Star-Lord)
Best Lettering: Todd Klein (Clean Room, Dark Night, Lucifer; Black Hammer)
Best Painter/Multimedia Artist: Jill Thompson (Wonder Woman: The True Amazon; Beasts of Burden: What the Cat Dragged In)
Best Webcomic: Bird Boy, by Anne Szabla
Best Digital Comic: Bandette, by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover
Best Cover Artist: Fiona Staples (Saga)
Best U.S. Edition of International Material: Moebius Library: The World of Elena, by Jean “Moebius” Giraud et al.
Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia: The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, by Sonny Liew
Best Humor Publication: Jughead, by Chip Zdarsky, Ryan North, Erica Henderson, and Derek Charm
Bill Finger Award: William Messner-Loebs and Jack Kirby
Best Comics-Related Book: Krazy: George Herriman: A Life in Black and White, by Michael Tisserand
Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism: The AV Club
Best Publication Design: The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, designed by Sonny Liew
Best Academic/Scholarly Work: Superwomen: Gender, Power, and Representation, by Carolyn Cocoa
Best Short Story: “Good Boy,” by Tom King and David Finch, in Batman Annual #1
Best Single Issue/One-Shot: Beasts of Burden: What the Cat Dragged In, by Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dyer, and Jill Thompson
Best Anthology: Love Is Love, edited by Sarah Gaydos and Jamie S. Rich
Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award: Anne Szabla, writer/artist of Bird-Boy
Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award: Joe Ferrara, for work in prostate cancer awareness, and Mark Andreyko, for the Love Is Love anthology.
Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8): Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea, by Ben Clinton
Best Publication for Kids (ages 9-12): Ghosts, by Raina Telgemeier
Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17): The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, by Ryan North and Erica Henderson
Hall of Fame: Judges’ Choices: Milt Gross, H.G. Peter, Antonio Prohias, Dori Seda Voters’ Choices: Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez, George Perez, Walter Simonson, James Starlin
Will Eisner Spirit of Retailer Award: Comicazi, Somerville, MA
Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books: The Complete Wimmin’s Comix, edited by Trina Robbins, Gary Groth, and J. Michael Catron
Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips: Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy, Colorful Cases of the 1930s, edited by Peter Maresca