It’s officially time for San Diego Comic-Con. And despite the fact that SDCC has morphed into a multimedia juggernaut over the last decade or so, make no mistake, comics have their biggest night of the year there. The 2017 Eisner Awards took place on Friday night to celebrate the best creators in comics, as well as the best books of the year.
Among the list of this year’s nominees were some of the usual suspects, such as Brian K. Vaughn, Fiona Staples, Jeff Lemire, as well as some newer entrants, such as Tom King, who’s had an incredible run of books in the last two years. Here’s a complete list of this year’s nominees, courtesy of their official site.
Without further ado, here are the 2017 Eisner Award winners:
Best New Series: Black Hammer, by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston
Best Limited Series: The Vision, by Tom King and Gabriel Walta
Best Continuing Series: Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Best Graphic Album—Reprint: Demon, by Jason Shiga (First Second)
Best Reality-Based Work: March, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
Best Graphic Album—New: Wonder Woman: The True Amazon, by Jill Thompson
Best Writer: Brian K. Vaughan (Paper Girls, Saga)
Best Writer/Artist: Sonny Liew (The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye)
Best Penciller/Inker—Individual or Team: Fiona Staples (Saga)
Best Coloring: Matt Wilson (Cry Havoc, Paper Girls, The Wicked + The Divine; Black Widow, The Mighty Thor, Star-Lord)
Best Painter/Multimedia Artist: Jill Thompson (Wonder Woman: The True Amazon; Beasts of Burden: What the Cat Dragged In)
Best Lettering: Todd Klein (Clean Room, Dark Night, Lucifer; Black Hammer)
Best Digital Comic: Bandette, by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover
Best Webcomic: Bird Boy, by Anne Szabla
Best Cover Artist: Fiona Staples (Saga)
Best U.S. Edition of International Material: Moebius Library: The World of Elena, by Jean “Moebius” Giraud et al.
Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia: The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, by Sonny Liew
Best Humor Publication: Jughead, by Chip Zdarsky, Ryan North, Erica Henderson, and Derek Charm
Bill Finger Award: William Messner-Loebs and Jack Kirby
Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism: The AV Club
Best Comics-Related Book: Krazy: George Herriman: A Life in Black and White, by Michael Tisserand
Best Academic/Scholarly Work: Superwomen: Gender, Power, and Representation, by Carolyn Cocoa
Best Publication Design: The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, designed by Sonny Liew
Best Short Story: “Good Boy,” by Tom King and David Finch, in Batman Annual #1
Best Single Issue/One-Shot: Beasts of Burden: What the Cat Dragged In, by Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dyer, and Jill Thompson
Best Anthology: Love Is Love, edited by Sarah Gaydos and Jamie S. Rich
Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award: Anne Szabla, writer/artist of Bird-Boy
Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award: Joe Ferrara, for work in prostate cancer awareness, and Mark Andreyko, for the Love Is Love anthology.
Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8): Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea, by Ben Clinton
Best Publication for Kids (ages 9-12): Ghosts, by Raina Telgemeier
Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17): The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, by Ryan North and Erica Henderson
Hall of Fame: Judges’ Choices: Milt Gross, H.G. Peter, Antonio Prohias, Dori Seda Voters’ Choices: Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez, George Perez, Walter Simonson, James Starlin
Will Eisner Spirit of Retailer Award: Comicazi, Somerville, MA
Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips: Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy, Colorful Cases of the 1930s, edited by Peter Maresca
Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books: The Complete Wimmin’s Comix, edited by Trina Robbins, Gary Groth, and J. Michael Catron
Read and download the full Den of Geek SDCC Special Edition magazine here!