2021 Eisner Awards

Comic-Con International announced the winners of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2021 on July 23 in a virtual ceremony as part of Comic-Con@Home.

2021 WILL EISNER COMIC INDUSTRY AWARDS

BEST SHORT STORY

  • “When the Menopausal Carnival Comes to Town,” by Mimi Pond, in Menopause: A Comic Treatment (Graphic Medicine/Pennsylvania State University Press)

BEST SINGLE ISSUE

  • Sports Is Hell, by Ben Passmore (Koyama Press)

BEST CONTINUING SERIES

  • Usagi Yojimbo, by Stan Sakai (IDW)

BEST LIMITED SERIES

  • Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen, by Matt Fraction and Steve Lieber (DC)

BEST NEW SERIES

  • Black Widow, by Kelly Thompson and Elena Casagrande (Marvel)

BEST PUBLICATION FOR EARLY READERS (UP TO AGE 8)

  • Our Little Kitchen, by Jillian Tamaki (Abrams Books for Young Readers)

BEST PUBLICATION FOR KIDS (AGES 9-12)

  • Superman Smashes the Klan, by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru (DC)

BEST PUBLICATION FOR TEENS (AGES 13-17)

  • Dragon Hoops, by Gene Luen Yang (First Second/Macmillan)

BEST HUMOR PUBLICATION

  • Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen, by Matt Fraction and Steve Lieber (DC)

BEST ANTHOLOGY

  • Menopause: A Comic Treatment, edited by MK Czerwiec (Graphic Medicine/Pennsylvania State University Press)

BEST REALITY-BASED WORK

  • Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio, by Derf Backderf (Abrams)

BEST GRAPHIC MEMOIR

  • The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist, by Adrian Tomine (Drawn & Quarterly)

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM—NEW

  • Pulp, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Image)

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM—REPRINT

  • Seeds and Stems, by Simon Hanselmann (Fantagraphics)

BEST ADAPTATION FROM ANOTHER MEDIUM

  • Superman Smashes the Klan, adapted by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru (DC)

BEST U.S. EDITION OF INTERNATIONAL MATERIAL

  • Goblin Girl, by Moa Romanova, translation by Melissa Bowers (Fantagraphics)

BEST U.S. EDITION OF INTERNATIONAL MATERIAL—ASIA

  • Remina, by Junji Ito, translation by Jocelyne Allen (VIZ Media)

BEST ARCHIVAL COLLECTION/PROJECT—STRIPS 

  • The Flapper Queens: Women Cartoonists of the Jazz Age, edited by Trina Robbins (Fantagraphics)

BEST ARCHIVAL COLLECTION/PROJECT—COMIC BOOKS

  • The Complete Hate, by Peter Bagge, edited by Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics)

BEST WRITER

  • James Tynion IV, Something Is Killing the Children, Wynd (BOOM! Studios); Batman (DC); The Department of Truth (Image); Razorblades (Tiny Onion)

BEST WRITER/ARTIST

  • Junji Ito, ReminaVenus in the Blind Spot (VIZ Media)

BEST PENCILLER/INKER OR PENCILLER/INKER TEAM

  • Michael Allred, Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams (Insight Editions)

BEST PAINTER/MULTIMEDIA ARTIST (INTERIOR ART)

  • Anand RK/John Pearson, Blue in Green (Image)

BEST COVER ARTIST

  • Peach Momoko, Buffy the Vampire Slayer #19, Mighty Morphin #2, Something Is Killing the Children #12, Power Rangers #1 (BOOM! Studios); DIE!namite, Vampirella (Dynamite); The Crow: Lethe (IDW); Marvel Variants (Marvel

BEST COLORING

  • Laura Allred, X-Ray Robot (Dark Horse); Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams (Insight Editions)

BEST LETTERING

  • Stan Sakai, Usagi Yojimbo (IDW)

BEST COMICS-RELATED JOURNALISM/PERIODICAL

BEST COMICS-RELATED BOOK

  • Invisible Men: The Trailblazing Black Artists of Comic Books, by Ken Quattro (Yoe Books/IDW)

BEST ACADEMIC/SCHOLARLY WORK

  • The Content of Our Caricature: African American Comic Art and Political Belonging,by Rebecca Wanzo (New York University Press)

BEST PUBLICATION DESIGN

  • The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist, designed by Adrian Tomine and Tracy Huron (Drawn & Quarterly)

BEST DIGITAL COMIC

  • Friday, by Ed Brubaker and Marcos Martin (Panel Syndicate)

BEST WEBCOMIC

WILL EISNER SPIRIT OF COMICS RETAILER AWARD 2021.

  • The Laughing Ogre — Chris Lloyd, Columbus, OH

BOB CLAMPETT HUMANITARIAN AWARD 2021

  • Mike and Christine Mignola

EISNER HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

Six chosen by judges, four by vote of industry professionals.

COMIC PIONEERS

  • Thomas Nast
  • Rodolphe Töpffer

DECEASED CREATORS

  • Alberto Breccia
  • Stan Goldberg

LIVING LEGENDS

  • Françoise Mouly
  • Lily Renée Phillips

VOTERS’ SELECTIONS

  • Ruth Atkinson
  • Dave Cockrum
  • Neil Gaiman
  • Scott McCloud

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