In a bit of switch from years past the Eisner Awards were held on Saturday night, but this year the award ceremony was held on Friday.  A large number were in attendance, and here is your list of winners for 2012.

  • Best Short Story
  • “The Seventh,” by Darwyn Cooke, inRichard 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 Books)
  • Best Digital Comic
    Battlepug, by Mike Norton, www.battlepug.com
  • Best Reality-Based Work
    Green River Killer: A True Detective Story, by Jeff Jensen and Jonathan Case (Dark Horse Books)
  • Best Graphic Album – New
    Jim Hensons Tale of Sand, adapted by Ramon K. Perez  (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 Books)
  • 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, www.comicsreporter.com
  • 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 (tie):
    Akira Comics, Madrid, Spain – Jesus Marugan Escobar and
    The Dragon, Guelph, ON, Canada – Jennifer Haines

Congratulations to everyone who won an award this year!

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Stephen Schleicher

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