SDCC: Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Winners 2013


Here are the announced winners from the 2013 Eisners at SDCC! The winners of the 2013 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards were announced at a gala ceremony held during Comic-Con International: San Diego, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, on Friday, July 19.

eisnerawards2013_25logoBest Short Story
  • “Moon 1969: The True Story of the 1969 Moon Launch,” by Michael Kupperman, in Tales Designed to Thrizzle #8 (Fantagraphics)
Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)
  • The Mire, by Becky Cloonan (self-published)
Best Continuing Series
  • Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image)
Best New Series
  • Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image)
Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 7)
  • Babymouse for President, by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm (Random House)
Best Publication for Kids (ages 8-12)
  • Adventure Time, by Ryan North, Shelli Paroline, and Braden Lamb (kaboom!)
Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17)
  • A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle, adapted by Hope Larson (FSG)
Best Humor Publication
  • Darth Vader and Son, by Jeffrey Brown (Chronicle)
Best Digital Comic
Best Anthology
  • Dark Horse Presents, edited by Mike Richardson (Dark Horse)
Best Reality-Based Work
  • Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller, by Joseph Lambert (Center for Cartoon Studies/Disney Hyperion)
  • The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song, by Frank M. Young and David Lasky (Abrams ComicArts)
Best Graphic Album—New
  • Building Stories, by Chris Ware (Pantheon)
Best Adaptation from Another Medium
  • Richard Stark’s Parker: The Score, adapted by Darwyn Cooke (IDW)
Best Graphic Album—Reprint
  • King City, by Brandon Graham (TokyoPop/Image)
Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips
  • Pogo, vol. 2: Bona Fide Balderdash, by Walt Kelly, edited by Carolyn Kelly and Kim Thompson (Fantagraphics)
Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books
  • David Mazzucchelli’s Daredevil Born Again: Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)
Best U.S. Edition of International Material
  • Blacksad: Silent Hell, by Juan Diaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido (Dark Horse)
Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia
  • Naoki Urasawa’s 20th Century Boys, by Naoki Urasawa (VIZ Media)
Best Writer
  • Brian K. Vaughan, Saga (Image)
Best Writer/Artist
  • Chris Ware, Building Stories (Pantheon)
Best Penciller/Inker
  • David Aja, Hawkeye (Marvel)
  • Chris Samnee, Daredevil (Marvel); Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom (IDW)
Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art)
  • Juanjo Guarnido, Blacksad (Dark Horse)
Best Cover Artist
  • David Aja, Hawkeye (Marvel)
Best Coloring
  • Dave Stewart, Batwoman (DC); Fatale  (Image); BPRD, Conan the Barbarian, Hellboy in Hell, Lobster Johnson, The Massive (Dark Horse)
Best Lettering
  • Chris Ware, Building Stories (Pantheon)
Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism
  • The Comics Reporter, edited by Tom Spurgeon
Best Comics-Related Book
  • Marvel Comics: The Untold Story, by Sean Howe (HarperCollins)
Best Educational/Academic Work
  • Lynda Barry: Girlhood Through the Looking Glass, by Susan E. Kirtley (University Press of Mississippi)
Best Publication Design
  • Building Stories, designed by Chris Ware (Pantheon)

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