Congratulations to our friend Jason Aaron for winning this year’s Eisner Award for Best Writing, as well as the other winners, announced in a presentation hosted by actor John Barrowman Friday night at San Diego Comic-Con. Aaron’s Southern Bastards also win for Best Continuing Series.
Here’s the full slate of this year’s Eisner winners:
Best Writer — Jason Aaron, for Southern Bastards, Men of Wrath, Doctor Strange, Star Wars, Thor.
Best Writer/Artist — Bill Griffith for Invisible Ink: My Mother’s Secret Love Affair with a Famous Cartoonist.
Best Cover Artist — David Aja.
Best Short Story — “Killing and Dying,” by Adrian Tomine, in Optic Nerve #14.
Best Lettering — Derf Backderf, for Trashed.
Best Coloring — Jordie Bellaire, The Autumnlands, Injection, Plutona, Pretty Deadly, The Surface, They’re Not Like Us, Zero, The X-Files, The Massive, Magneto, and Vision.
Best Digital/Webcomic — Bandette, by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover.
Best Penciller — Cliff Chiang, for Paper Girls.
Best Painter/Multimedia Artist — Dustin Nguyen, for Descender.
Best Publication Design — DC Comics’ Sandman Gallery Edition, designed by Josh Beatman.
Bill Finger Award for Comic Book Writing — Elliot Maggin.
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 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 Humor Publication: Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection, by Kate Beaton (Drawn & Quarterly).
Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism — Hogan’s Alley, edited by Tom Heintjes.
Best Comics-Related Book — Bill Schelly for Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created Mad and Revolutionized Humor in America.
Best Academic/Scholarly Work — The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art, edited by Frances Gateward and John Jennings.
Best U.S. Edition of International Material — The Realist, by Asaf Hanuka.
Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia — Showa, 1953–1989: A History of Japan, by Shigeru Mizuki.
Best Adaptation from Another Medium — Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá for Two Brothers.
Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award — Matthew Inman.
Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8) — Little Robot, by Ben Hatke.
Best Publication for Kids (ages 9-12) — Over the Garden Wall, by Pat McHale, Amalia Levari, and Jim Campbell.
Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17) — SuperMutant Magic Academy, by Jillian Tamaki.
Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips — The Eternaut, by Héctor Germán Oesterheld and Francisco Solano Lòpez, edited by Gary Groth and Kristy Valenti.
Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books — Walt Kelly’s Fairy Tales, edited by Craig Yoe.
Best Humor Publication — Kate Beaton, Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection.
Hall of Fame Award — Tove Jansson, Carl Burgos, and Matt Groening.
The Spirit of Comics Retailer Award — Orbital Comics.
The Eisner Awards, the comic book industry’s most prestigious honor, is given each year at San Diego Comic-Con.