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COMIC-CON 2014: Here are your Eisner Award winners…

Here are the 2014 Eisner Award winners from this weekend at Comic-Con International in San Diego:

BEST SHORT STORY: Untitled, by Gilbert Hernandez, in Love and Rockets: New Stories #6 (Fantagraphics)

BEST SINGLE ISSUE (OR ONE-SHOT): Hawkeye #11: Pizza Is My Business, by Matt Fraction and David Aja (Marvel)

BEST CONTINUING SERIES: Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image)

BEST LIMITED SERIES: The Wake, by Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy (Vertigo/DC)

BEST NEW SERIES: Sex Criminals, by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky (Image)

BEST PUBLICATION FOR EARLY READERS (UP TO AGE 7): Itty Bitty Hellboy, by Art Baltazar and Franco (Dark Horse)

BEST PUBLICATION FOR KIDS (AGES 8-12): Adventures of Superhero Girl, by Faith Erin Hicks (Dark Horse)

BEST PUBLICATION FOR TEENS (AGES 13-17): Battling Boy, by Paul Pope (First Second)

BEST HUMOR PUBLICATION: Vader’s Little Princess, by Jeffrey Brown (Chronicle)

BEST ANTHOLOGY: Dark Horse Presents, edited by Mike Richardson (Dark Horse)

BEST DIGITAL/WEBCOMIC: The Oatmeal, by Matthew Inman

BEST REALITY-BASED WORK: The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story, by Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson, and Kyle Baker (M Press/Dark Horse)

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM–NEW: The Property, by Rutu Modan (Drawn & Quarterly)

BEST ADAPTATION FROM ANOTHER MEDIUM: Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground, by Donald Westlake, adapted by Darwyn Cooke (IDW)

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM–REPRINT: RASL, by Jeff Smith (Cartoon Books)

BEST ARCHIVAL COLLECTION/PROJECT–STRIPS: Tarzan: The Complete Russ Manning Newspaper Strips Vol. 1, edited by Dean Mullaney (LOAC/IDW)

BEST ARCHIVAL COLLECTION/PROJECT–COMIC BOOKS: Will Eisner’s The Spirit Artist’s Edition, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)

BEST U.S. EDITION OF INTERNATIONAL MATERIAL: Goddamn This War! by Jacques Tardi and Jean-Pierre Verney (Fantagraphics)

BEST U.S. EDITION OF INTERNATIONAL MATERIAL–ASIA: The Mysterious Underground Men, by Osamu Tezuka (PictureBox)

BEST WRITER: Brian K. Vaughan, Saga (Image)

BEST WRITER/ARTIST: Jaime Hernandez, Love and Rockets New Stories #6 (Fantagraphics)



BEST COVER ARTIST: David Aja, Hawkeye (Marvel)

BEST COLORING: Jordie Bellaire, The Manhattan Projects, Nowhere Men, Pretty Deadly, Zero (Image); The Massive (Dark Horse); Tom Strong (DC); X-Files Season 10 (IDW); Captain Marvel, Journey Into Mystery (Marvel); Numbercruncher (Titan); Quantum and Woody (Valiant)

BEST LETTERING: Darwyn Cooke, Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground (IDW)

BEST COMICS-RELATED PERIODICAL/JOURNALISM: Comic Book Resources, produced by Jonah Weiland

BEST COMICS-RELATED BOOK: Genius, Illustrated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth, by Dean Mullaney and Bruce Canwell (LOAC/IDW)

BEST SCHOLARLY/ACADEMIC WORK: Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation, edited by Sheena C. Howard and Ronald L. Jackson II (Bloomsbury)

BEST PUBLICATION DESIGN: Genius, Illustrated: The Life and Art of Alex Toth, designed by Dean Mullaney (LOAC/IDW)

HALL OF FAME: Inductees (judges’ selections): Irwin Hasen, Sheldon Moldoff, Orrin C. Evans; (voting public’s selections): Hayao Miyazaki, Alan Moore, Dennis O’Neil, Bernie Wrightson.

BILL FINGER (Excellence In Comics Writing) Award:
Robert Kanigher
Bill Mantlo
Jack Mendelsohn.

Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award: Joe Field.

Russ Manning Award: Aaron Conley.

Will Eisner Spirit Of Comics Retailer award: Legend Comics & Coffee (Omaha) and All Star Comics (Melbourne).

Writer/artist/visual storyteller Michael Cavna is creator of the "Comic Riffs" column and graphic-novel reviewer for The Post's Book World. He relishes sharp-eyed satire in most any form.



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