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The Eisner Awards were held this past weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, honoring many deserving writers, artists, publications and more in the comics industry. We have a list of the winners for you to check out here. What do you think? Did the Eisner's get it right? Were you surprised by any of their selections?


2012 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Winners

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 Books)

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 Books)

Best Graphic Album - New
Jim Henson's 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 Volumes 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,

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, artist of Petrograd (Oni Press) and B.P.R.D. (Dark Horse)

Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award
Morrie Turner, creator of the comic strip Wee Pals

Bill Finger Excellence in Comic Book Writing Award
Frank Doyle, writer, Archie, Betty and Veronica, Jughead
Steve Skeates, writer, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, Sarge Steel, Aquaman, Supergirl

Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award
Akira Comics in Madrid, Spain - Jesus Marugan Escobar, and
The Dragon in Guelph, ON, Canada - Jennifer Haines

More from SDCC 2012 on MightyVille:

San Diego Comic-Con 2012: Thursday Highlights

San Diego Comic-Con 2012: Friday Highlights

San Diego Comic-Con 2012: Saturday Highlights

San Diego Comic-Con 2012: Sunday Highlights



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