Last night, while fans were attending the Star Wars concert or watching the Batmobile roll down the street, the industry was recognizing its own for excellence in what they do. This morning, we present to you, the winners of the 2015 Eisner Awards.

Best Short Story

“When the Darkness Presses,” by Emily Carroll, http://emcarroll.com/comics/darkness/

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)

Beasts of Burden: Hunters and Gatherers, by Evan Dorkin & Jill Thompson (Dark Horse)

Best Continuing Series

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

Best Limited Series

Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, by Eric Shanower & Garbriel Rodriguez (IDW)

Best New Series

Lumberjanes, by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, & Brooke A. Allen (BOOM! Box)
Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 7)

The Zoo Box, by Ariel Cohn & Aron Nels Steinke (First Second)

Best Publication for Kids (ages 8-12)

El Deafo, by Cece Bell (Amulet/Abrams)

Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17)

Lumberjanes, by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, & Brooke A. Allen (BOOM! Box)

Best Humor Publication

The Complete Cul de Sac, by Richard Thompson (Andrews McMeel)

Best Digital/Web Comic

The Private Eye by Brian Vaughan & Marcos Martin http://panelsyndicate.com/

Best Anthology

Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, edited by Josh O’Neill, Andrew Carl, & Chris Stevens (Locust Moon)

Best Reality-Based Work

Hip Hop Family Tree, vol. 2, by Ed Piskor (Fantagraphics)

Best Graphic Album—New

This One Summer, by Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki (First Second)

Best Graphic Album—Reprint

Through the Woods, by Emily Carroll (McElderry Books)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips (at least 20 years old)

Winsor McCay’s Complete Little Nemo, edited by Alexander Braun (TASCHEN)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books (at least 20 Years Old)

Steranko Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material

Blacksad: Amarillo, by Juan Díaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido (Dark Horse)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia

Showa 1939–1955 and Showa 1944–1953: A History of Japan, by Shigeru Mizuki (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best Writer

Gene Luen Yang, Avatar: The Last Airbender (Dark Horse); The Shadow Hero (First Second)

Best Writer/Artist

Raina Telgemeier, Sisters (Graphix/Scholastic)

Best Penciller/Inker

Fiona Staples, Saga (Image)

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art)

J. H. Williams III, The Sandman: Overture (Vertigo/DC)

Best Cover Artist

Darwyn Cooke, DC Comics Darwyn Cooke Month Variant Covers (DC)

Best Coloring

Dave Stewart, Hellboy in Hell, BPRD, Abe Sapien, Baltimore, Lobster Johnson, Witchfinder, Shaolin Cowboy, Aliens: Fire and Stone, DHP (Dark Horse)

Best Lettering

Stan Sakai, Usagi Yojimbo: Senso, Usagi Yojimbo Color Special: The Artist (Dark Horse)

Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism

Comics Alliance, edited by Andy Khouri, Caleb Goellner, Andrew Wheeler, & Joe Hughes, www.comicsalliance.com

Best Comics-Related Book

Genius Animated: The Cartoon Art of Alex Toth, vol. 3, by Dean Mullaney & Bruce Canwell (IDW/LOAC)

Best Scholarly/Academic Work

Graphic Details: Jewish Women’s Confessional Comics in Essays and Interviews, edited by Sarah Lightman (McFarland)
Best Publication Design

Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, designed by Jim Rugg (Locust Moon)

Eisner Hall of Fame Inductees

  • Marjorie ”Marge” Henderson Buell (creator of Little Lulu)
  • Bill Woggon (creator of Katy Keene)
  • John Byrne
  • Chris Claremont
  • Denis Kitchen
  • Frank Miller

Other Awards Presented at Ceremony

Bill Finger Award For Excellence in Comics Writing

John Stanley & Don McGregor

The Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award

Bill and Kayre Morrison

Spirit of Comics Retailer Award

Packrat Comics in Hilliard, Ohio

Russ Manning Newcomer Award (tie)

Greg Smallwood
Jorge Corona

 

Major Spoilers wishes to congratulate all of the winners! Your work is a shining example of what comics can be when they are at their very best.

via Bleeding Cool

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1 Comment

  1. Russell Catt
    July 13, 2015 at 8:50 am — Reply

    Whoo! Private Eye gets an award! Totally worth the read.

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