2014 Eisner Award Winners

eisners2014_01San Diego Comic-Con International announced the winners of the 2014 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards on July 25.

Best Short Story

  • “Untitled,” by Gilbert Hernandez, in Love and Rockets: New Stories #6 (Fantagraphics)

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)

  • Hawkeye #11: “Pizza Is My Business,” by Matt Fraction and David Aja (Marvel)

Best Continuing Series

  • Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image)

Best Limited Series

  • The Wake, by Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy (Vertigo/DC)

Best New Series

  • Sex Criminals, by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky (Image)

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 7)

  • Itty Bitty Hellboy, by Art Baltazar and Franco (Dark Horse)

Best Publication for Kids (ages 8-12)

  • The Adventures of Superhero Girl, by Faith Erin Hicks (Dark Horse)

Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17)

  • Battling Boy, by Paul Pope (First Second)

Best Humor Publication

  • Vader’s Little Princess, by Jeffrey Brown (Chronicle)

Best Anthology

  • Dark Horse Presents, edited by Mike Richardson (Dark Horse)

Best Digital/Webcomic

Best Reality-Based Work

  • The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story, by Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson, and Kyle Baker (M Press/Dark Horse)

Best Graphic Album—New

  • The Property, by Rutu Modan (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best Adaptation from Another Medium

  • Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground, by Donald Westlake, adapted by Darwyn Cooke (IDW)

Best Graphic Album—Reprint

  • RASL, by Jeff Smith (Cartoon Books)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips

  • Tarzan: The Complete Russ Manning Newspaper Strips, vol. 1, edited by Dean Mullaney (LOAC/IDW)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books

  • Will Eisner’s The Spirit Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material

  • Goddam This War! by Jacques Tardi and Jean-Pierre Verney (Fantagraphics)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia

  • The Mysterious Underground Men, by Osamu Tezuka (PictureBox)

Best Writer

  • Brian K. Vaughan, Saga (Image)

Best Writer/Artist

  • Jaime Hernandez, Love and Rockets New Stories #6 (Fantagraphics)

Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team

  • Sean Murphy, The Wake (DC/Vertigo)

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art)

  • Fiona Staples, Saga (Image)

Best Cover Artist

  • David Aja, Hawkeye (Marvel)

Best Coloring

  • Jordie Bellaire, The Manhattan Projects, Nowhere Men, Pretty Deadly, Zero (Image); The Massive (Dark Horse); Tom Strong (DC); X-Files Season 10  (IDW); Captain Marvel, Journey into Mystery (Marvel); Numbercruncher (Titan); Quantum and Woody (Valiant)

Best Lettering

  • Darwyn Cooke, Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground (IDW)

Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism

Best Comics-Related Book

  • Genius, Illustrated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth,  by Dean Mullaney and Bruce Canwell (LOAC/IDW)

Best Scholarly/Academic Work

  • Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation, edited by Sheena C. Howard and Ronald L. Jackson II (Bloomsbury)

Best Publication Design

  • Genius, Illustrated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth, designed by Dean Mullaney (LOAC/IDW)

Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award

  •  Joe Field

Will Eisner Hall of Fame

  • Judges’ Choices: Orrin C. Evans, Irwin Hasen, Sheldon Moldoff
  • Recipients: Hayao Mizazaki, Alan Moore, Bernie Wrightson

Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comics Writing

  • Robert Kanigher
  • Bill Mantlo
  • Jack Mendelsohn

Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award

  • Legend Comics & Coffee, Omaha, Nebraska
  • All Star Comics, Melbourne, Australia

One thought on “2014 Eisner Award Winners

  1. Having just recently discovered the comic strip The Adventures of Superhero Girl, I’m pleased to see that creatrix Faith Erin Hicks has received recognition for her work. The pleasure of the strip is certainly not limited to kids 8 to 12, as she gently but hilariously deconstructs almost every comics superhero trope — it’s something to be recommend to any fan: and the complete run can be found at http://superherogirladventures.blogspot.com/

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