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COMIC-CON 2016: 2016 WILL EISNER AWARD Winners Revealed

The 2016 Eisner AwardComic-Con International presented the 28th annual Eisner Awards. The 2016 Will Eisner Comic Book Industry Eisner Awards were announced winners at Comic-Con held on July 22 at the Bayfront San Diego. Essentially the Oscars of the comic book world, these awards honor the best books, creators and retailers of the past year. Doctor Who and Arrow star John Barrowman hosted the award. Image, Drawn & Quarterly, Fantagraphics Are Top Winners at 2016 Eisner Awards. A list of winners of the Eisner Award, sorted by category is as Below:

The 2016 Eisner Awards Winners

Category Winner
Best Short Story “Killing and Dying,” by Adrian Tomine, in Optic Nerve #14 (Drawn & Quarterly)
Best Single Issue/One-Shot Silver Surfer #11: “Never After,” by Dan Slott and Michael Allred (Marvel)
Best Continuing Series Southern Bastards, by Jason Aaron and Jason Latour (Image)
Best Limited Series The Fade Out, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Image)
Best New Series Paper Girls, by Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang (Image)
Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8) Little Robot, by Ben Hatke (First Second)
Best Publication for Kids (ages 9-12) Over the Garden Wall, by Pat McHale, Amalia Levari, and Jim Campbell (BOOM! Studios/KaBOOM!)
Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17) SuperMutant Magic Academy, by Jillian Tamaki (Drawn & Quarterly)
Best Humor Publication Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection, by Kate Beaton (Drawn & Quarterly)
Best Digital/Webcomic Bandette, by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover (Monkeybrain/comiXology)
Best Anthology Drawn & Quarterly, Twenty-Five Years of Contemporary, Cartooning, Comics, and Graphic Novels, edited by Tom Devlin (Drawn & Quarterly)
Best Reality-Based Work March: Book Two, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell (Top Shelf/IDW)
Best Graphic Album—New Ruins, by Peter Kuper (SelfMadeHero)
Best Graphic Album—Reprint Nimona, by Noelle Stevenson (Harper Teen)
Best Adaptation from Another Medium Two Brothers, by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá (Dark Horse)
Best U.S. Edition of International Material The Realist, by Asaf Hanuka (BOOM! Studios/Archaia)
Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia Showa, 1953–1989 : A History of Japan, by Shigeru Mizuki (Drawn & Quarterly)
Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips The Eternaut, by Héctor Germán Oesterheld and Francisco Solano Lòpez, edited by Gary Groth and Kristy Valenti (Fantagraphics)
Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books Walt Kelly’s Fairy Tales, edited by Craig Yoe (IDW)
Best Writer Jason Aaron, Southern Bastards (Image), Men of Wrath (Marvel Icon), Doctor Strange, Star Wars, Thor (Marvel)
Best Writer/Artist Bill Griffith, Invisible Ink : My Mother’s Secret Love Affair with a Famous Cartoonist (Fantagraphics)
Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team Cliff Chiang, Paper Girls (Image)
Best Painter/Multimedia Artist Dustin Nguyen, Descender (Image)
Best Cover Artist David Aja, Hawkeye, Karnak, Scarlet Witch (Marvel)
Best Coloring Jordie Bellaire, The Autumnlands, Injection, Plutona, Pretty Deadly, The Surface, They’re Not Like Us, Zero (Image); The X-Files (IDW); The Massive (Dark Horse); Magneto, Vision (Marvel)
Best Lettering Derf Backderf, Trashed (Abrams)
Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism Hogan’s Alley, edited by Tom Heintjes (Hogan’s Alley)
Best Comics-Related Book Harvey Kurtzman : The Man Who Created Mad and Revolutionized Humor in America, by Bill Schelly (Fantagraphics)
Best Academic/Scholarly Work The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art, edited by Frances Gateward and John Jennings (Rutgers)
Best Publication Design Sandman Gallery Edition, designed by Josh Beatman/Brainchild Studios (Graphitti Designs/DC)
Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award Orbital Comics & Gallery – Karl Asaa, Damian Keeng & James Wilson, London, UK
Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award Dan Mora, artist of Klaus and Hexed! (BOOM! Studios)
Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award Matthew Inman, The Oatmeal

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