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.