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SDCC ’12 | Winners announced for 24th annual Eisner Awards

With wins in three categories each, writer Mark Waid and Archaia Entertainment’s Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand led the 24th annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, presented last night in San Diego as part of Comic-Con International.

Waid received awards for Best Writer, and Marvel’s Daredevil, by he and artists Paolo Rivera and Joe Rivera, earned nods for Best Single Issue and Best Continuing Series, while Tale of Sand won Best Graphic Album-New, Best Publication Design and Best Penciller/Inker for Ramón K. Pérez.

See the complete list of winners below:

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)

Best Digital Comic
Battlepug, by Mike Norton

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

Best Graphic Album – New
Jim Henson’s 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)

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

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



Woooooooo, the Dragon!

Way to go, Waid, you deserve it!

I’m happy for Waid …but I would have preferred Jeff Lemire winning best writer award, or Scott Snyder who was surprsingly not even nominated in that category.

Way to go, Mark Waid and the rest of the DD team!

These lost meaning when Love & Rockets wasn’t even nominated at all. Jamie Hernandez should have DOMINATED the whole thing. Its a shame how they’re being more and more firgotten each year it seems.

I guess the only good thing is that they didn’t nominate Snyder in any category. Shows hype doesn’t mean talent.

Daredevil #7 is the issue with the kids in the snow, right? It is absolutely brilliant. Heartwarming but not cliched and quite memorable. I really enjoyed it. So, I’m happy for Mark Waid, too. He isn’t so evil after all.

Pretty much pleased with the outcomes. Yeah, I was pulling for Jeff Lemire on best writer, but still, can’t really bitch about the winner.


Mark Waid is Boss!

Hello DC… :P

July 14, 2012 at 6:66 pm

July 14, 2012 at 4:07 pm

These awards are a joke.

Giving the most important prize to DAREDEVIL ISSUE EIGHT HUNDRED AND SIXTY F… I mean, DAREDEVIL ISSUE SEVEN (yeah right)… that’s the 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 where it is.

Did you read Daredevil #7, 07/14/2012 666? It was phenomenal. The only competition it had was from The Unwritten.

Usagi Yojimbo assuredly could’ve shared the award with Daredevil. One of the most consistently great books for 25 years.

God bless the Eisner judges for keeping Snyder away from the Awards. These are the Eisner’s, not the overuse of cliche awards.

Snyder is the next Geoff Johns, but with more questions….?

DD #7 deserves the award. That was a fantastic done in one story.

What happened to Best New Series?

Damn. DC got schooled!

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