The Full 2019 Eisner Award Winners

I hope you’ve been enjoying all of the items from this years Comic Con International: San Diego because its been a blast calling all of these things to your attention. This event is one that really finds me pushing the content envelope of our Pop Culture focuses with the occasional other category as its suitable. So a few months ago I lined out the nominees for the vaunted Will Eisner Comic Book Industry Awards and if you missed that just click HERE to review. The winners were announced the other day and I’ve only listed those names and not the ones that they beat out for the honor. Take a look and we can catch up again at the close.

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Best Short Story:
“The Talk of the Saints,” by Tom King and Jason Fabok, in Swamp Thing Winter Special (DC)

Best Single Issue/One-Shot:
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man No. 310, by Chip Zdarsky (Marvel)

Best Continuing Series:
Giant Days, by John Allison, Max Sarin and Julia Madrigal (BOOM! Box)

Best Limited Series:
Mister Miracle, by Tom King and Mitch Gerads (DC)

Best New Series:
Gideon Falls, by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino (Image)

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8):
Johnny Boo and the Ice Cream Computer, by James Kochalka (Top Shelf/IDW)

Best Publication for Kids (ages 9–12):
The Divided Earth, by Faith Erin Hicks (First Second)

Best Publication for Teens (ages 13–17):
The Prince and the Dressmaker, by Jen Wang (First Second)

Best Humor Publication:
Giant Days, by John Allison, Max Sarin and Julia Madrigal (BOOM! Box)

Best Anthology:
Puerto Rico Strong, edited by Marco Lopez, Desiree Rodriguez, Hazel Newlevant, Derek Ruiz and Neil Schwartz (Lion Forge)

Best Reality-Based Work:
Is This Guy for Real? The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman, by Box Brown (First Second)

Best Graphic Album—New:
My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Image)

Best Graphic Album—Reprint:
The Vision hardcover, by Tom King, Gabriel Hernandez Walta and Michael Walsh (Marvel)

Best Adaptation From Another Medium:
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, in Frankenstein: Junji Ito Story Collection, adapted by Junji Ito, translated by Jocelyne Allen (VIZ Media)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material:
Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World, by Pénélope Bagieu (First Second)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia:
Tokyo Tarareba Girls, by Akiko Higashimura (Kodansha)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips:
Star Wars: Classic Newspaper Strips, vol. 3, by Archie Goodwin and Al Williamson, edited by Dean Mullaney (Library of American Comics/IDW)


Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books:
Bill Sienkiewicz’s Mutants and Moon Knights… And Assassins… Artifact Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)

Best Writer:
Tom King, Batman, Mister Miracle, Heroes in Crisis, Swamp Thing Winter Special (DC)

Best Writer/Artist:
Jen Wang, The Prince and the Dressmaker (First Second)

Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team:
Mitch Gerads, Mister Miracle (DC)

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art):
Dustin Nguyen, Descender (Image)

Best Cover Artist (for multiple covers):
Jen Bartel, Blackbird (Image); Submerged (Vault)


Best Coloring:
Matt Wilson, Black Cloud, Paper Girls, The Wicked + The Divine (Image); The Mighty Thor, Runaways (Marvel)

Best Lettering:
Todd Klein, Black Hammer: Age of Doom, Neil Gaiman’s A Study in Emerald (Dark Horse); Batman: White Knight (DC); Eternity Girl, Books of Magic (Vertigo/DC); The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest (Top Shelf/IDW)

Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism (Tie):
Back Issue, edited by Michael Eury (TwoMorrows)
PanelxPanel magazine, edited by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, panelxpanel.com

Best Comics-Related Book:
Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists, by Martha H. Kennedy (University Press of Mississippi)

Best Academic/Scholarly Work:
Sweet Little C*nt: The Graphic Work of Julie Doucet, by Anne Elizabeth Moore (Uncivilized Books)

Best Publication Design:
Will Eisner’s A Contract With God: Curator’s Collection, designed by John Lind (Kitchen Sink/Dark Horse)

Best Digital Comic:
Umami, by Ken Niimura (Panel Syndicate), panelsyndicate.com/comics/umami

Best Webcomic:
The Contradictions, by Sophie Yanow, thecontradictions.com

The Bill Finger Excellence in Comics Writing Award:
E. Nelson Bridwell, Mike Friedrich

The Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award:
Tula Lotay, Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez

The Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award:
Le Revistera, Buenos Aires

The Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award:
Lorena Alvarez (Nightlights, Hictoea: A Nightlights Story)

Hall of Fame:
Jim Aparo, June Tarpé Mills, Dave Stevens, Morrie Turner, Bill Sienkiewicz, Wendy and Richard Pini, Paul Levitz, Jenette Kahn, Jose Luis Garcia Lopez

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: While I wish the most heartfelt congratulations to the winners, a lot of them I was not reading the issues of. You can be rest assured that I will be browsing the racks of my local shop now to see what some of these winning tomes are all about. What about you readers? Did your favorites win the Eisner or do you feel a title and creative was cheated. Chime in down below and know that I will be back with more and more as the time post SDCC rolls in but their content reveals give us many more days of Geeky goodness. See you next time.

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