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    The Eisner Awards recognize artistic excellence in the comic book industry. Created in 1987 and named after the legendary Will Eisner, the awards are presented annually at Comic-Con in San Diego.

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    Nomination and Selection Process

    Five judges are selected annually from different branches of the comic book community to comprise a panel to nominate works from the previous year in each category. The judges select from entries submitted to them by creators and publishers as well as any works not submitted they see as noteworthy. The judge's nominations are sent out to members of the comics industry to select a winner. Four or five candidates are nominated per category for work released in the prior year with the exception of the Hall of Fame. Inductees into the Hall of Fame are chosen from a list of around 16 candidates, typically two candidates are inducted by the judges and four are voted in by the industry voters. Winners are announced at Comic-Con in San Diego.

    Hall of Fame

    * Indicates Judges' Choices, all others inducted by vote of members of comics industry (creators, editors/publishers, retailers, press, historians, and librarians).

    Annual Artist Awards

    Best Art Team

    Best Artist/Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team

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    Best Colorist/Coloring

    Dave Stewart has picked up 9 Best Colorist Eisners
    Dave Stewart has picked up 9 Best Colorist Eisners

    Best Cover Artist

    James Jean Best Cover Artist Eisner Winner 2004-2009
    James Jean Best Cover Artist Eisner Winner 2004-2009

    Best Editor

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    Best Letterer/Lettering

    Todd Klein won Eisners from 2000-2006 for Promethea (among others)
    Todd Klein won Eisners from 2000-2006 for Promethea (among others)

    Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (Interior)

    Jill Thompson has won 5 Eisners for interior Painter/Multimedia Artist
    Jill Thompson has won 5 Eisners for interior Painter/Multimedia Artist

    Best Writer

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    Best Writer/Artist

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    Best Writer/Artist - Humor

    Tony Millionaire's 2007 Winner
    Tony Millionaire's 2007 Winner

    Best Writer/Artist Non-Fiction

    Special Recognition

    Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition

    Renier's 2006 Winner
    Renier's 2006 Winner

    Annual Publication Awards

    Best Adaption from Another Medium

    Best Anthology

    1993 Best Anthology Winner
    1993 Best Anthology Winner

    Best Archival Collection/Project

    Schulz' 2005 and 2007 Winner
    Schulz' 2005 and 2007 Winner

    Best Archival Collection/Project - Comic Strips

    2010 Best Archive Project
    2010 Best Archive Project

    Best Archival Collection/Project - Comic Books

    IDW's 2014 Winner
    IDW's 2014 Winner

    Best Black and White Series

    Best Comic Strip Collection

    Best Continuing Series

    Saga won 3 consecutive Best Continuing Series awards
    Saga won 3 consecutive Best Continuing Series awards

    Best Digital Comic

    Best Webcomic

    Best Finite/Limited Series

    1994 Best Limited Series Winner
    1994 Best Limited Series Winner

    Best Graphic Album

    Best Graphic Album - New

    Craig Thompson's 2004 Winner
    Craig Thompson's 2004 Winner

    Best Graphic Album - Reprint

    Miller's 1998 Winner
    Miller's 1998 Winner

    Best Graphic Memoir

    Best Humor Publication

    Jeff Smith's Bone Won 3 Consecutive Best Humor Eisners
    Jeff Smith's Bone Won 3 Consecutive Best Humor Eisners

    Best New Series

    2006 Best New Series Eisner Winner
    2006 Best New Series Eisner Winner

    Best Publication Design

    Chris Ware has been awarded 22 Eisners for his work on Acme Novelty Library
    Chris Ware has been awarded 22 Eisners for his work on Acme Novelty Library

    Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8)

    Best Publication for Kids (ages 9-12)

    Petersen's Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 picked up two Eisners
    Petersen's Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 picked up two Eisners

    Best Publication for Teens/Young Adults (13-17)

    Best Reality Based Work

    2016's Reality Based Work Winner
    2016's Reality Based Work Winner

    Best Serialized Story

    2003, 05, and 06 Winner for Best Serialized Story
    2003, 05, and 06 Winner for Best Serialized Story

    Best Short Story

    Baker & Glass' Controversial 2000 Winner
    Baker & Glass' Controversial 2000 Winner

    Best Single Issue/Single Story/One-Shot

    Eric Powell's 2004 Best Single Issue Winner
    Eric Powell's 2004 Best Single Issue Winner

    Best Title for Younger Readers/Best Comics Publication for a Younger Audience

    Baker's Plastic Man
    Baker's Plastic Man

    Best U.S. Edition of International Material

    2000 Winner for Best U.S. Publication of International Material
    2000 Winner for Best U.S. Publication of International Material

    Best U.S. Edition of International Material - Asia

    Mizuki's 2015 & 2016 Winner
    Mizuki's 2015 & 2016 Winner

    Annual Comics-Related Awards

    Best Comics-Related Book

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    Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism Publication

    • 1992 Comics Buyer's Guide [Krause]
    • 1993 Comics Buyer's Guide [Krause]
    • 1995 Hero Illustrated [Warrior Publications]
    • 1996 The Comics Journal [Fantagraphics]
    • 1997 The Comics Journal [Fantagraphics]
    • 1998 The Comics Journal [Fantagraphics]
    • 1999 The Comics Journal [Fantagraphics]
    • 2000 Comic Book Artist [TwoMorrows]
    • 2002 Comic Book Artist [TwoMorrows]
    • 2004 Comic Book Artist [TwoMorrows]
    • 2005 Comic Book Artist [TwoMorrows]
    • 2006 Comic Book Artist [TwoMorrows]
    • 2007 Alter Ego edited by Roy Thomas [TwoMorrows]
    • 2008 Newsarama produced by Matt Brady and Michael Doran
    • 2009 Comic Book Resources by Jonah Weiland
    • 2010 The Comics Reporter by Tom Spurgeon
    • 2011 Comic Book Resources by Jonah Weiland
    • 2012 The Comics Reporter by Tom Spurgeon
    • 2013 The Comics Reporter by Tom Spurgeon
    • 2014 Comic Book Resources by Jonah Weiland
    • 2015 Comics Alliance by Andy Khouri, Caleb Goellner, Andrew Wheeler, & Joe Hughes
    • 2016 Hogan's Alley edited by Tom Heintjes
    • 2017 The A.V. Club comics coverage, including Comics Panel, Back Issues, and Big Issues, by Oliver Sava et al., www.avclub.com
    • 2018 The Comics Journal edited by Dan Nadel, Timothy Hodler, and Tucker Stone, tcj.com [Fantagraphics]
    • 2019 TIE Back Issue, edited by Michael Eury [TwoMorrows]
    • 2019 TIE PanelxPanel magazine, edited by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou [panelxpanel.com]
    • 2020 Women Write About Comics, edited by Nola Pfau and Wendy Browne, www.WomenWriteAboutComics.com
    • 2021 Women Write About Comics, edited by Nola Pfau and Wendy Browne, www.WomenWriteAboutComics.com

    Best Comics-Related Product/Item

    The Acme Novelty display stand
    The Acme Novelty display stand
    • 1992 The Sandman statue by Randy Bowen [DC]
    • 1994 Death statue by Chris Bachalo, et al [DC]
    • 1995 The Sandman Arabian Nights statue by P. Craig Russell (design) and Randy Bowen [DC]
    • 1996 Comic-strip stamps [US Postal Service]
    • 1997 Hellboy bust by Randy Bowen [Bowen Designs]
    • 1998 Acme Novelty Library display stand by Chris Ware [Fantagraphics]
    • 1999 The Sandman pocketwatch by Kris Ruotolo [DC]
    • 2000 Bettie Page, Groo, Hellboy, Milk & Cheese, and Sin City lunchboxes [Dark Horse]
    • 2002 Dark Horse comic character statuettes by Yoe Studio [Dark Horse]

    Best Comics-Related Sculpted Figure

    • 1999 Hellboy statue by Randy Bowen [Bowen Designs]

    Best Educational/Academic/Scholarly Work

    • 2012 (tie) Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice by Ivan Brunetti [Yale University Press] and Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby by Charles Hatfield [University Press of Mississippi]
    • 2013 Lynda Barry: Girlhood Through the Looking Glass by Susan E. Kirtley [University Press of Mississippi]
    • 2014 Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation
    • 2015 Graphic Details: Jewish Women’s Confessional Comics in Essays and Interviews, edited by Sarah Lightman [McFarland]
    • 2016 The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art edited by Frances Gateward and John Jennings [Rutgers]
    • 2017 Superwomen: Gender, Power, and Representation by Carolyn Cocca [Bloomsbury]
    • 2018 Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics by Frederick Luis Aldama [University of Arizona Press]
    • 2019 Sweet Little Cunt: The Graphic Work of Julie Doucet by Anne Elizabeth Moore [Uncivilized Books]
    • 2020 EC Comics: Race, Shock, and Social Protest by Qiana Whitted [Rutgers University Press]
    • 2021 The Content of Our Caricature: African American Comic Art and Political Belonging by Rebecca Wanzo [New York University Press]

    Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award

    • 1993 Gary Colobuono of Moondog's in Chicago, IL
    • 1993 Sean Scoffield and Steve Solomos of The Beguiling in Toronto, ON
    • 1993 Rory Root and Mike Patchen of Comic Relief in Berkeley and San Franciso, CA
    • 1994 Bill Liebowitiz of Golden Apple in Los Angeles, CA
    • 1994 Leon Cowen and Michael Pandolfo of Dr. Comics and Mr. Games in Oakland, CA
    • 1995 Joe Field of Flying Colors in Concord, CA
    • 1995 Kees Kousemaker of Lambiek in Amsterdam, Holland
    • 1996 George Vlastaras of Kings Comics in Sydney, Australia
    • 1996 Joe and Dottie Ferrara of Atlantis Fantasyworld in Santa Cruz, CA
    • 1997 Eric Kirsammer of Chicago Comics in Chicago, IL
    • 1997 Steve Snyder of Central City Comics in Columbus, OH
    • 1997 Paul Howley of That's Entertainment in Fitchburg and Worchester, MA
    • 1998 Mark and Robert Hennessey of Hi De Ho Comics in Santa Monica, CA
    • 1998 Gaston Dominquez and Ilia Carson of Meltdown Comics & Collectibles in Los Angeles, CA
    • 1999 Scott Thorne of Star Clipper Comics & Games of St. Louis, MO
    • 1999 Greg Ketter of DreamHaven in Minneapolis, MN
    • 2000 Patrick Shaughnassy of Golden Age Collectibles in Vancouver, BC
    • 2001 Calum Johnston of Strange Adventures in Nova Scotia, Canada
    • 2002 Nick Postiglione of Source Comics & Games in Falcon Heights, MN
    • 2003 Alan & Marsha Giroux of All About Books & Comics in Phoenix, AZ
    • 2004 Fran & Kevin McGarry of ACME Comics & Collectibles in Sioux City, IA
    • 2005 Mimi Cruz and Alan Carroll of Night Flight Comics in Salt Lake City, UT
    • 2006 Richard Neal of Zeus Comics in Dallas, TX
    • 2007 Carr D'Angelo and Jud Meyers of Earth-2 Comics in Sherman Oaks, CA
    • 2008 Atom! and Portlyn Freeman of Brave New World in Santa Clarita, CA
    • 2009 Tate's Comics in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    • 2010 Vault of Midnight in Ann Arbor, MI
    • 2011 Yuval Sharon and Danny Amitai in Comics & Vegetables in Tel Aviv, Israel
    • 2012 Akira Comics in Madrid, Spain
    • 2012 The Dragon in Guelph, ON
    • 2013 Challengers Comics + Conversation in Chicago, IL
    • 2014 TIE All Star Comics in Melbourne Australia
    • 2014 TIE Legends Comics & Coffee, NE
    • 2015 Packrat Comics in Hilliard, OH
    • 2016 Orbital Comics & Games London, UK
    • 2017 Comicazi in Sommerville, MA
    • 2018 Norma Comics in Barcelona, Spain
    • 2019 La Revisteria Comics, Alejandro Gonzalez in Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • 2020 Nostromo Sevilla in Seville, Spain, owned by Sergio López
    • 2021 Laughing Ogre in Columbus, Ohio, owned by Chris Lloyd
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