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2009 Eisner Awards

For works published in 2008
Nominating judges: Amanda Emmert, Michael Pawuk, John Shableski, Ben Towle, Andrew Wheeler

Best Short Story: "Murder He Wrote," by Ian Boothby, Nina Matsumoto, and Andrew Pepoy, in The Simpsons' Treehouse of Horror #14 (Bongo)
Best Continuing Series: All Star Superman. by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely (DC)
Best Limited Series: Hellboy: The Crooked Man, by Mike Mignola and Richard Corben (Dark Horse)
Best New Series: Invincible Iron Man, by Matt Fraction and Salvador Larocca (Marvel)
Best Publication for Kids: Tiny Titans, by Art Baltazar and Franco (DC)
Best Publication for Teens/Tweens: Coraline, by Neil Gaiman, adapted by P. Craig Russell (HarperCollins Children's Books)
Best Humor Publication: Herbie Archives, by "Shane O'Shea" (Richard E. Hughes) and Ogden Whitney (Dark Horse)
Best Anthology: Comic Book Tattoo: Narrative Art Inspired by the Lyrics and Music of Tori Amos, edited by Rantz Hoseley (Image)
Best Webcomic: Finder, by Carla Speed McNeil
Best Reality-Based Work: What It Is, by Lynda Barry (Drawn & Quarterly)
Best Graphic Album-New: Swallow Me Whole, by Nate Powell (Top Shelf)
Best Graphic Album-Reprint: Hellboy Library Edition, vols. 1 and 2, by Mike Mignola (Dark Horse)
Best Archival Collection/Project-Strips: Little Nemo in Slumberland, Many More Splendid Sundays, by Winsor McCay (Sunday Press Books)
Best Archival Collection/Project-Comic Books: Creepy Archives, by various (Dark Horse)
Best U.S. Edition of International Material: The Last Musketeer, by Jason (Fantagraphics)
Best U.S. Edition of International Material-Japan: Dororo, by Osamu Tezuka (Vertical)
Best Writer: Bill Willingham, Fables, House of Mystery (Vertigo/DC)
Best Writer/Artist: Chris Ware, Acme Novelty Library (Acme)
Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team: Guy Davis, BPRD (Dark Horse)
Best Painter/Multimedia Artist: Jill Thompson, Magic Trixie, Magic Trixie Sleeps Over (HarperCollins Children's Books)
Best Cover Artist: James Jean, Fables (Vertigo/DC); The Umbrella Academy (Dark Horse)
Best Coloring: Dave Stewart, Abe Sapien: The Drowning, BPRD, The Goon, Hellboy, Solomon Kane, The Umbrella Academy (Dark Horse); Body Bags (Image); Captain America: White (Marvel)
Best Lettering: Chris Ware, Acme Novelty Library #19 (Acme)
Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism: Comic Book Resources, produced by Jonah Weiland
Best Comics-Related Book: Kirby: King of Comics, by Mark Evanier (Abrams)
Best Publication Design: Hellboy Library Editions, designed by Cary Grazzini and Mike Mignola (Dark Horse)
Hall of Fame: Judges' choices: Harold Gray, Graham Ingels; Voters' choices): Matt Baker, Reed Crandall, Russ Heath, Jerry Iger



2008 Eisner Awards

For works published in 2007
Nominating judges: John Davis, Paul DiFilippo, Atom! Freeman, Jeff Jensen, Eva Volin

Best Short Story: "Mr. Wonderful," by Dan Clowes, serialized in New York Times Sunday Magazine
Best Single Issue (or One-Shot): Justice League of America #11: "Walls," by Brad Meltzer and Gene Ha (DC)
Best Continuing Series: Y: The Last Man, by Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra, and Jose Marzan, Jr. (Vertigo/DC)
Best Limited Series: The Umbrella Academy, by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá (Dark Horse)
Best New Series: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 8, by Joss Whedon, Brian K. Vaughan, Georges Jeanty, and Andy Owens (Dark Horse)
Best Publication for Kids: Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 and Mouse Guard: Winter 1152, by David Petersen (Archaia)
Best Publication for Teens: Laika, by Nick Abadzis (First Second)
Best Humor Publication: Perry Bible Fellowship: The Trial of Colonel Sweeto and Other Stories, by Nicholas Gurewitch (Dark Horse)
Best Anthology: 5, by Gabriel Bá, Becky Cloonan, Fabio Moon, Vasilis Lolos, and Rafael Grampa (self-published)
Best Digital Comic: Sugarshock!, by Joss Whedon and Fabio Moon
Best Reality-Based Work: Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow, by James Sturm and Rich Tommaso (Center for Cartoon Studies/Hyperion)
Best Graphic Album-New: Exit Wounds, by Rutu Modan (Drawn & Quarterly)
Best Graphic Album-Reprint: Mouse Guard: Fall 1152, by David Petersen (Archaia)
Best Archival Collection/Project-Comic Strips: Complete Terry and the Pirates, vol. 1, by Milton Caniff (IDW)
Best Archival Collection/Project-Comic Books: I Shall Destroy All the Civilized Planets! by Fletcher Hanks (Fantagraphics)
Best U.S. Edition of International Material: I Killed Adolf Hitler, by Jason (Fantagraphics)
Best U.S. Edition of International Material-Japan : Tekkonkinkreet: Black & White, by Taiyo Matsumoto (Viz)
Best Writer: Ed Brubaker, Captain America, Criminal, Daredevil, Immortal Iron Fist (Marvel)
Best Writer/Artist: Chris Ware, Acme Novelty Library #18 (Acme Novelty)
Best Writer/Artist-Humor: Eric Powell, The Goon (Dark Horse)
Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team: Pia Guerra/Jose Marzan, Jr., Y: The Last Man (Vertical/DC)
Best Painter or Multimedia Artist (interior art): Eric Powell, The Goon: Chinatown (Dark Horse)
Best Cover Artist: James Jean, Fables (Vertigo/DC); The Umbrella Academy (Dark Horse); Process Recess 2; Superior Showcase 2 (AdHouse)
Best Coloring: Dave Stewart, BPRD, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cut, Hellboy, Lobster Johnson, The Umbrella Academy (Dark Horse); The Spirit (DC)
Best Lettering: Todd Klein, Justice, Simon Dark (DC); Fables, Jack of Fables, Crossing Midnight (Vertigo/DC); League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier (WildStorm/DC); Nexus (Rude Dude)
Special Recognition: Chuck BB, Black Metal (artist, Oni)
Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism: Newsarama, produced by Matt Brady and Michael Doran
Best Comics-Related Book: Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean, by Douglas Wolk (Da Capo Press)
Best Publication Design: Process Recess 2, designed by James Jean and Chris Pitzer (AdHouse)
Hall of Fame: Judges' Choices: R. F. Outcault, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson; Voters' Choices: John Broome, Arnold Drake, Len Wein, Barry Windsor-Smith



2007 Eisner Awards

For works published in 2006
Nominating judges: Robin Brenner, Whitney Matheson, Chris Reilly, James Sime, Jeff Vander Meer

Best Short Story: "A Frog's Eye View," by Bill Willingham and James Jean, in Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall (Vertigo/DC)
Best Single Issue (or One-Shot): Batman/The Spirit #1: "Crime Convention," by Jeph Loeb and Darwyn Cooke (DC)
Best Continuing Series: All Star Superman, by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely (DC)
Best Limited Series: Batman: Year 100, by Paul Pope (DC)
Best New Series: Criminal, by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips (Marvel Icon)
Best Title for a Younger Audience: Gumby, by Bob Burden and Rick Geary (Wildcard)
Best Humor Publication: Flaming Carrot Comics, by Bob Burden (Desperado/Image)
Best Anthology: Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall, by Bill Willingham and various (Vertigo/DC)
Best Digital Comic: Sam and Max, by Steve Purcell
Best Reality-Based Work: Fun Home, by Alison Bechdel (Houghton Mifflin)
Best Graphic Album-New: American Born Chinese, by Gene Luen Yang (First Second)
Best Graphic Album-Reprint: Absolute DC: The New Frontier, by Darwyn Cooke (DC)
Best Archival Collection/Project-Strips: The Complete Peanuts, 1959-1960, 1961-1962, by Charles Schulz (Fantagraphics)
Best Archival Collection/Project-Comic Books: Absolute Sandman, vol. 1, by Neil Gaiman and various (Vertigo/DC)
Best U.S. Edition of International Material: The Left Bank Gang, by Jason (Fantagraphics)
Best U.S. Edition of International Material-Japan : Old Boy, by Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi (Dark Horse Manga)
Best Writer: Ed Brubaker, Captain America, Daredevil (Marvel); Criminal (Marvel Icon)
Best Writer/Artist: Paul Pope, Batman: Year 100 (DC)
Best Writer/Artist-Humor: Tony Millionaire, Billy Hazelnuts (Fantagraphics); Sock Monkey: The Inches Incident (Dark Horse)
Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team: Mark Buckingham/Steve Leialoha, Fables (Vertigo/DC)
Best Painter/Multimedia Artist: Jill Thompson, "A Dog and His Boy" in The Dark Horse Book of Monsters; "Love Triangle" in Sexy Chix (Dark Horse); "Fair Division," in Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall (Vertigo/DC)
Best Cover Artist: James Jean, Fables, Jack of Fables, Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall (Vertigo/DC)
Best Coloring: Dave Stewart, BPRD, Conan, The Escapists, Hellboy (Dark Horse); Action Comics, Batman/The Spirit, Superman (DC)
Best Lettering: Todd Klein, Fables, Jack of Fables, Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall; Pride of Baghdad, Testament (Vertigo/DC); Fantastic Four: 1602, Eternals (Marvel); Lost Girls (Top Shelf)
Special Recognition: Hope Larson, Gray Horses (Oni)
Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism: Alter Ego, edited by Roy Thomas (TwoMorrows)
Best Comics-Related Book: The Art of Brian Bolland, edited by Joe Pruett (Desperado/Image)
Best Publication Design: Absolute DC: The New Frontier, designed by Darwyn Cooke (DC)
Hall of Fame: Ross Andru, Dick Ayers, Wayne Boring, Mike Esposito, Robert Kanigher, Joe Orlando, Ogden Whitney



2006 Eisner Awards

For works published in 2005
Nominating judges: Christopher Allen, John Gallagher, Nisha Gopalan, Robert Randle, Robert Scott

Best Short Story: "Teenage Sidekick," by Paul Pope, in Solo #3 (DC)
Best Single Issue (or One-Shot): Solo #5, by Darwyn Cooke (DC)
Best Serialized Story: Fables #36-38, 40-41: "Return to the Homelands," by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, and Steve Leialoha (Vertigo/DC)
Best Continuing Series: Astonishing X-Men, by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday (Marvel)
Best Limited Series: Seven Soldiers, by Grant Morrison and various artists (DC)
Best New Series: All Star Superman, by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely (DC)
Best Publication for a Younger Audience: Owly: Flying Lessons, by Andy Runton (Top Shelf)
Best Anthology: Solo, edited by Mark Chiarello (DC)
Best Digital Comic: PVP, by Scott Kurtz
Best Reality-Based Work: Nat Turner, by Kyle Baker (Kyle Baker Publishing)
Best Graphic Album-New: Top Ten: The Forty-Niners, by Alan Moore and Gene Ha (ABC)
Best Graphic Album-Reprint: Black Hole, by Charles Burns (Pantheon)
Best Archival Collection/Project-Comic Strips: The Complete Calvin & Hobbes, by Bill Watterson (Andrews McMeel)
Best Archival Collection/Project-Comic Books: Absolute Watchmen, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (DC)
Best U.S. Edition of Foreign Material: The Rabbi's Cat, by Joann Sfar (Pantheon)
Best Writer: Alan Moore, Promethea, Top Ten: The Forty-Niners (ABC)
Best Writer/Artist: Geof Darrow, Shaolin Cowboy (Burlyman)
Best Writer/Artist-Humor: Kyle Baker, Plastic Man (DC); The Bakers (Kyle Baker Publishing)
Best Penciller/Inker: John Cassaday, Astonishing X-Men (Marvel); Planetary (WildStorm/DC)
Best Painter/Multimedia Artist: Ladronn, Hip Flask: Mystery City (Active Images)
Best Cover Artist: James Jean, Fables (Vertigo/DC); Runaways (Marvel)
Best Coloring: Chris Ware, Acme Novelty Library #16 (ACME Novelty)
Best Lettering: Todd Klein, Wonder Woman, Justice, Seven Soldiers #0 (DC); Desolation Jones (WildStorm/DC); Promethea, Top Ten: The Forty- Niners, Tomorrow Stories Special (ABC); Fables (Vertigo); 1602: New World (Marvel)
Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition: Aaron Renier (Spiral-Bound)
Best Comics-Related Periodical: Comic Book Artist, edited by Jon B. Cooke (Top Shelf)
Best Comics-Related Book: Eisner/Miller, edited by Charles Brownstein and Diana Schutz (Dark Horse Books)
Best Publication Design: (tie) Acme Novelty Library Annual Report to Shareholders, designed by Chris Ware (Pantheon) and Little Nemo in Slumberland: So Many Splendid Sundays, designed by Philippe Ghielmetti (Sunday Press Books)
Hall of Fame: Vaughn Bodé, Ramona Fradon, Floyd Gottfredson, Russ Manning, William Moulton Marston, Jim Steranko



2005 Eisner Awards

For works published in 2004
Nominating judges: Gib Bickel, Steve Conley, Kat Kan, Tom McLean, Tom Russo

Best Short Story: ""Unfamiliar," by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson, in The Dark Horse Book of Witchcraft (Dark Horse Books)
Best Single Issue (or One-Shot): Eightball #23: "The Death Ray," by Dan Clowes (Fantagraphics)
Best Serialized Story: Fables #19-27: "March of the Wooden Soldiers," by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, and Steve Leialoha (Vertigo/DC)
Best Continuing Series: The Goon, by Eric Powell (Dark Horse)
Best Limited Series: DC: The New Frontier, by Darwyn Cooke (DC)
Best New Series: Ex Machina, by Brian K. Vaughan, Tony Harris, and Tom Fesiter (WildStorm/DC)
Best Publication for a Younger Audience: Plastic Man, by Kyle Baker and Scott Morse (DC)
Best Humor Publication: The Goon, by Eric Powell (Dark Horse)
Best Anthology: Michael Chabon Presents The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist, edited by Diana Schutz and David Land (Dark Horse)
Best Digital Comic: Mom's Cancer, by Brian Fies
Best Graphic Album-New: The Originals, by Dave Gibbons (Vertigo/DC)
Best Graphic Album-Reprint: Bone One Volume Edition, by Jeff Smith (Cartoon Books)
Best Archival Collection/Project: The Complete Peanuts, edited by Gary Groth (Fantagraphics)
Best U.S. Edition of Foreign Material: Buddha, vols. 3-4 by Osamu Tezuka (Vertical)
Best Writer: Brian K. Vaughan, Y: The Last Man (Vertigo/DC); Ex Machina (WildStorm/DC); Runaways (Marvel)
Best Writer/Artist: Paul Chadwick, Concrete: The Human Dilemma (Dark Horse)
Best Writer/Artist-Humor: Kyle Baker, Plastic Man (DC); Kyle Baker, Cartoonist (Kyle Baker Publishing)
Best Penciller/Inker (tie): John Cassaday, Astonishing X-Men (Marvel); Planetary (WildStorm/DC); I Am Legion: The Dancing Faun (Humanoids/DC); Frank Quitely, WE3 (Vertigo/DC)
Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art): Teddy Kristiansen, It's a Bird... (Vertigo/DC)
Best Coloring: Dave Stewart, Daredevil, Ultimate X-Men, Ultimate Six, Captain America (Marvel); Conan, BPRD (Dark Horse); DC: The New Frontier (DC)
Best Lettering: Todd Klein, Promethea; Tom Strong; Tom Strong's Terrific Tales (ABC); Wonder Woman (DC); Books of Magick: Life During Wartime; Fables; WE3 (Vertigo/DC); Creatures of the Night (Dark Horse)
Best Cover Artist: James Jean, Fables (Vertigo/DC); Green Arrow, Batgirl (DC)
Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition: Sean McKeever (A Waiting Place; Mary Jane; Inhumans; Sentinels)
Best Comics-Related Periodical: Comic Book Artist, edited by Jon B. Cooke (Top Shelf)
Best Comics-Related Book: Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters, and the Birth of the Comic Book, by Gerard Jones (Basic Books)
Best Publication Design: The Complete Peanuts, designed by Seth (Fantagraphics)
Hall of Fame: Judges' choices: Lou Fine; René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo; Voters' choices: Nick Cardy, Gene Colan, Johnny Craig, Hugo Pratt



2004 Eisner Awards

For works published in 2003
Nominating judges: Greg Bennett, Marc Bernardin, Meloney Crawford Chadwick, Andrew Farago, Filip Sablik

Best Short Story: "Death," by Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell, in The Sandman: Endless Nights (Vertigo/DC)
Best Single Issue or One-Shot: (tie) Conan: The Legend #0, by Kurt Busiek and Cary Nord (Dark Horse) and The Goon #1, by Eric Powell (Dark Horse)
Best Serialized Story: Gotham Central #6-10: "Half a Life," by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark (DC)
Best Continuing Series: 100 Bullets, by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso (Vertigo/DC)
Best Limited Series: Unstable Molecules, by James Sturm and Guy Davis (Marvel)
Best New Series: Plastic Man, by Kyle Baker (DC)
Best Title for a Younger Audience: Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge, by various (Gemstone)
Best Humor Publication: Formerly Known as the Justice League, by Keith Giffen, J. M. DeMatteis, Kevin Maguire, and Joe Rubinstein (DC)
Best Anthology: The Sandman: Endless Nights, by Neil Gaiman and others, edited by Karen Berger and Shelly Bond (Vertigo/DC)
Best Graphic Album-New: Blankets, by Craig Thompson (Top Shelf)
Best Graphic Album-Reprint: Batman Adventures: Dangerous Dames and Demons, by Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, and others (DC)
Best Archival Collection/Project: Krazy and Ignatz, 1929-1930, by George Herriman, edited by Bill Blackbeard (Fantagraphics)
Best U.S. Edition of Foreign Material: Buddha, vols. 1 and 2, by Osamu Tezuka (Vertical)
Best Writer: Alan Moore, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Promethea, Smax, Tom Strong, Tom Strong's Terrific Tales (ABC)
Best Writer/Artist: Craig Thompson, Blankets (Top Shelf)
Best Writer/Artist-Humor: Kyle Baker, Plastic Man (DC); The New Baker (Kyle Baker Publishing)
Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team: John Cassaday, Planetary, Planetary/Batman: Night on Earth (WildStorm/DC); Hellboy Weird Tales (Dark Horse)
Best Painter/Multimedia Artist: Jill Thompson, "Stray," in The Dark Horse Book of Hauntings (Dark Horse)
Best Coloring: Patricia Mulvihill, Batman, Wonder Woman (DC), 100 Bullets (Vertigo/DC)
Best Lettering: Todd Klein, Detective Comics (DC); Fables, The Sandman: Endless Nights (Vertigo/DC); Tom Strong, Promethea (ABC); 1602 (Marvel)
Best Cover Artist: James Jean, Batgirl (DC), Fables (Vertigo/DC)
Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition: Derek Kirk Kim, for Same Difference and Other Stories
Best Comics-Related Periodical: Comic Book Artist, edited by Jon B. Cooke (Top Shelf)
Best Comics-Related Book: The Art of Hellboy, by Mike Mignola (Dark Horse)
Best Publication Design: Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross, designed by Chip Kidd (Pantheon)
Hall of Fame: Otto Binder, Al Capp, Jules Feiffer, Kazuo Koike, Goseki Kojima, Don Martin, Jerry Robinson, John Stanley



2003 Eisner Awards

For works published in 2002
Nominating judges: Andrew Arnold, Jen Contino, Steve Leaf, Jeremy Shorr, Charles Vess

Best Short Story: "The Magician and the Snake," by Katie Mignola and Mike Mignola, in Dark Horse Maverick: Happy Endings (Dark Horse)
Best Single Issue or One-Shot: The Stuff of Dreams, by Kim Deitch (Fantagraphics)
Best Serialized Story: Fables #1-5: "Legends in Exile," by Bill Willingham, Lan Medina, and Steve Leialoha (Vertigo/DC)
Best Continuing Series: Daredevil, by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev (Marvel)
Best Limited Series: League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, vol. 2, by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill (ABC)
Best New Series: Fables, by Bill Willingham, Lan Medina, Mark Buckingham, and Steve Leialoha (Vertigo/DC)
Best Title for a Younger Audience: Herobear and the Kid, by Mike Kunkel (Astonish Comics)
Best Humor Publication: The Amazing Screw-On Head, by Mike Mignola (Dark Horse)
Best Anthology: SPX 2002 (CBLDF)
Best Graphic Album-New: One! Hundred! Demons! by Lynda Barry (Sasquatch Books)
Best Graphic Album-Reprint: Batman: Black and White, vol. 2, edited by Mark Chiarello and Nick J. Napolitano (DC)
Best Archival Collection/Project: Krazy & Ignatz, by George Herriman (Fantagraphics)
Best U.S. Edition of Foreign Material: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson, adapted by Jerry Kramsky and Lorenzo Mattotti (NBM)
Best Writer: Brian Michael Bendis, Powers (Image); Alias, Daredevil, Ultimate Spider-Man (Marvel)
Best Writer/Artist: Eric Shanower, Age of Bronze (Image)
Best Writer/Artist-Humor: Tony Millionaire, House at Maakies Corner (Fantagraphics)
Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team: Kevin O'Neill, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (ABC)
Best Painter/Multimedia Artist: George Pratt, Wolverine: Netsuke (Marvel)
Best Coloring: Dave Stewart, Hellboy: Third Wish, The Amazing Screw-on Head, Star Wars: Empire (Dark Horse); Human Target: Final Cut, Doom Patrol (Vertigo/DC); Tom Strong (ABC); Captain America (Marvel)
Best Lettering: Todd Klein, Dark Knight Strikes Again, Detective Comics, Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia (DC); Fables, Human Target: Final Cut (Vertigo/DC); Promethea, Tom Strong (ABC); Castle Waiting (Olio)
Best Cover Artist: Adam Hughes, Wonder Woman (DC)
Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition: Jason Shiga, Fleep (Sparkplug)
Best Comics-Related Publication (Periodical or Book): B. Krigstein, vol. 1, by Greg Sadowski (Fantagraphics)
Best Publication Design: Batman: Nine Lives, designed by Amie Brockway-Metcalf (DC)
Hall of Fame: Jack Davis, Will Elder, Al Feldstein, Hergé, Bernard Krigstein, John Severin



2002 Eisner Awards

For works published in 2001
Nominating judges: Matt Lehman, Lee Marrs, Greg McElhatton, Calvin Reid, Tim Stroup

Best Short Story: "The Eltingville Club in 'The Intervention,'" by Evan Dorkin, in Dork #9 (Slave Labor)
Best Single Issue: Eightball #22, by Dan Clowes (Fantagraphics)
Best Serialized Story: Amazing Spider-Man #30-35: "Coming Home," by J. Michael Straczynski, John Romita Jr., and Scott Hanna (Marvel)
Best Continuing Series: 100 Bullets, by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso (Vertigo/DC)
Best Limited Series: Hellboy: Conqueror Worm, by Mike Mignola (Dark Horse Maverick)
Best New Series: Queen & Country, by Greg Rucka and Steve Rolston (Oni)
Best Title for a Younger Audience: Herobear and the Kid, by Mike Kunkel (Astonish)
Best Humor Publication: Radioactive Man, by Batton Lash, Abel Laxamana, Dan De Carlo, Mike DeCarlo, and Bob Smith (Bongo)
Best Anthology: Bizarro Comics, edited by Joey Cavalieri (DC)
Best Graphic Album-New: The Name of the Game, by Will Eisner (DC)
Best Graphic Album-Reprint: Batman: Dark Victory, by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale (DC)
Best Archival Collection/Project: Akira, by Katsuhiro Otomo (Dark Horse)
Best U.S. Edition of Foreign Material: Akira, by Katsuhiro Otomo (Dark Horse)
Best Writer: Brian Michael Bendis, Powers (Image); Alias, Daredevil, Ultimate Spider-Man (Marvel)
Best Writer/Artist: Dan Clowes, Eightball (Fantagraphics)
Best Writer/Artist-Humor: Evan Dorkin, Dork (Slave Labor)
Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team: Eduardo Risso, 100 Bullets (Vertigo/DC)
Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art): Charles Vess, Rose (Cartoon Books)
Best Coloring: Laura DePuy, Ruse (CrossGen); Ministry of Space (Image)
Best Lettering: Todd Klein, Promethea, Tom Strong's Terrific Tales, Tomorrow Stories, Top 10, Greyshirt (ABC); The Sandman Presents: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Dreams But Were Afraid to Ask (Vertigo/DC); Detective Comics, The Dark Knight Strikes Again (DC); Castle Waiting (Olio); Universe X (Marvel)
Best Cover Artist: Dave Johnson, Detective Comics (DC), 100 Bullets (Vertigo/DC)
Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition: Dylan Horrocks (Hicksville, Atlas)
Best Comics-Related Periodical: Comic Book Artist, edited by Jon Cooke (TwoMorrows)
Best Comics-Related Book: Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz, edited by Chip Kidd (Pantheon)
Best Comics-Related Item: Dark Horse classic comic characters statuettes, sculpted by Yoe Studio (Dark Horse)
Best Publication Design: Acme Novelty Library #15, designed by Chris Ware (Fantagraphics)
Hall of Fame: Sergio Aragonés, Charles Biro, John Buscema, Dan De Carlo, John Romita, Osamu Tezuka



2001 Eisner Awards

For works published in 2000
Nominating judges: Anina Bennett, Karon Flage, Ralph Mathieu, Chris Schaff, Douglas Wolk

Best Short Story: "The Gorilla Suit," by Sergio Aragonés, in Streetwise (TwoMorrows)
Best Single Issue: Promethea #10: "Sex, Stars, and Serpents," by Alan Moore, J. H. Williams III, and Mick Gray (ABC)
Best Serialized Story: 100 Bullets #15-18 : "Hang Up on the Hang Low," by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso (Vertigo/DC)
Best Continuing Series: Top 10, by Alan Moore, Gene Ha, and Zander Cannon (ABC)
Best Limited Series: The Ring of the Nibelung, by P. Craig Russell, with Patrick Mason (Dark Horse Maverick)
Best New Series: Powers, by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming (Image)
Best Title for a Younger Audience: Scary Godmother: The Boo Flu, by Jill Thompson (Sirius)
Best Humor Publication: Sock Monkey, vol. 3, by Tony Millionaire (Dark Horse Maverick)
Best Anthology: Drawn & Quarterly, vol. 3, edited by Chris Oliveros (Drawn & Quarterly)
Best Graphic Album-New: Safe Area Gorazde, by Joe Sacco
Best Graphic Album-Reprint: Jimmy Corrigan, by Chris Ware (Pantheon)
Best Archival Collection/Project: The Spirit Archives, vols. 1 and 2, by Will Eisner (DC)
Best U.S. Edition of Foreign Material: Lone Wolf and Cub, by Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima (Dark Horse)
Best Writer: Alan Moore, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Promethea, Tom Strong, Top Ten, Tomorrow Stories (ABC)
Best Writer/Artist: Eric Shanower, Age of Bronze (Image)
Best Writer/Artist-Humor: Tony Millionaire, Maakies (Fantagraphics), Sock Monkey (Dark Horse Maverick)
Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team: P. Craig Russell, Ring of the Nibelung (Dark Horse Maverick)
Best Painter /Multimedia Artist (interior art): Jill Thompson, Scary Godmother (Sirius)
Best Coloring: Chris Ware, Acme Novelty Library #14 (Fantagraphics)
Best Lettering: Todd Klein, Promethea, Tom Strong, Tomorrow Stories, Top 10 (ABC); The Invisibles, The Dreaming (Vertigo/DC); Castle Waiting (Cartoon Books)
Best Cover Artist: Brian Bolland, Batman: Gotham Knights, The Flash (DC); The Invisibles (Vertigo/DC)
Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition: Alex Robinson (Box Office Poison)
Best Comics-Related Book: Wonder Woman: The Complete History, by Les Daniels (Chronicle Books)
Best Publication Design: Jimmy Corrigan, designed by Chris Ware (Pantheon)
Hall of Fame: Roy Crane, Chester Gould, Frank King, Dale Messick, E. C. Segar, Marie Severin



2000 Eisner Awards

For works published in 1999
Nominating judges: Alex Amado, Joe Ferrara, Brian Saner Lamken, Wayne Markley, Pam Noles

Best Short Story: "Letitia Lerner, Superman's Baby Sitter" by Kyle Baker, in Elseworlds 80-Page Giant (DC)
Best Single Issue: Tom Strong #1: "How Tom Strong Got Started" by Alan Moore, Chris Sprouse, and Al Gordon (ABC)
Best Serialized Story: Tom Strong #4-7 (Saveen/Ingrid Weiss time travel arc) by Alan Moore, Chris Sprouse, Al Gordon, and guest artists (ABC)
Best Continuing Series: Acme Novelty Library, by Chris Ware (Fantagraphics)
Best Limited Series: Whiteout: Melt, by Greg Rucka and Steve Lieber (Oni)
Best New Series: Top Ten by Alan Moore, Gene Ha, and Zander Cannon (ABC)
Best Title for a Younger Audience: Simpsons Comics, by various (Bongo)
Best Humor Publication: Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror, by Jill Thompson, Oscar González Loyo, Steve Steere Jr., Scott Shaw!, Sergio Aragonés, and Doug TenNapel (Bongo)
Best Anthology: Tomorrow Stories, by Alan Moore, Rick Veitch, Kevin Nowlan, Melinda Gebbie, and Jim Baikie (ABC)
Best Graphic Album-New: Acme Novelty Library #13, by Chris Ware (Fantagraphics)
Best Graphic Album-Reprint: From Hell, by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell (Eddie Campbell Comics)
Best Archival Collection/Project: Peanuts: A Golden Celebration (HarperCollins)
Best U.S. Edition of Foreign Material: Blade of the Immortal, by Hiroaki Samura (Dark Horse)
Best Writer: Alan Moore, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Promethea, Tom Strong, Tomorrow Stories, Top Ten (ABC)
Best Writer/Artist: Dan Clowes, Eightball (Fantagraphics)
Best Writer/Artist-Humor: Kyle Baker, I Die at Midnight (DC/Vertigo); "Letitia Lerner, Superbaby's Babysitter" in Elseworlds 80-Page Giant (DC)
Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team: Kevin Nowlan, "Jack B. Quick," in Tomorrow Stories (ABC)
Best Painter/Multimedia Artist: Alex Ross, Batman: War on Crime (DC)
Best Coloring: Laura Dupuy, The Authority; Planetary (DC/WildStorm)
Best Lettering: Todd Klein, Promethea, Tom Strong, Tomorrow Stories, Top Ten (ABC); The Dreaming, Gifts of the Night, The Invisibles, Sandman Presents: Lucifer (DC/Vertigo)
Best Cover Artist: Alex Ross, Batman: No Man's Land, Batman: Harley Quinn, Batman: War on Crime; Kurt Busiek's Astro City (Homage/DC/Wildstorm); ABC alternate #1 covers
Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition: Tony Millionaire, Sock Monkey
Best Comics-Related Periodical/Publication: Comic Book Artist (TwoMorrows)
Best Comics-Related Book: The Sandman: The Dream Hunters, by Neil Gaiman and Yoshitaka Amano (DC/Vertigo)
Best Comics-Related Product/Item: Lunch boxes: Milk & Cheese, Sin City, Bettie Page, Hellboy, Groo (Dark Horse)
Best Publication Design: 300, designed by Mark Cox (Dark Horse)
Hall of Fame: Bill Everett, George Herriman, Carmine Infantino, Sheldon Mayer, Al Williamson, Basil Wolverton



1999 Eisner Awards

For works published in 1998
Nominating judges: Jon Cohen, Mike Schimmel, Len Strazewski, Nancy Trempe, Jonah Weiland

Best Short Story: "Devil's Advocate," by Matt Wagner and Tim Sale, in Grendel: Black, White, and Red #1 (Dark Horse)
Best Single Issue: Hitman #34: "Of Thee I Sing," by Garth Ennis, John McCrea, and Garry Leach (DC)
Best Serialized Story: Usagi Yojimbo #13-22: "Grasscutter," by Stan Sakai (Dark Horse)
Best Continuing Series: Preacher, by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon (DC/Vertigo)
Best Limited Series: 300, by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley (Dark Horse)
Best New Series: Inhumans, by Paul Jenkins and Jae Lee (Marvel)
Best Title for a Younger Audience: Batman: The Gotham Adventures, by Ty Templeton, Rick Burchett, and Terry Beatty (DC)
Best Humor Publication: Groo, by Sergio Aragonés and Mark Evanier (Dark Horse)
Best Anthology: Grendel: Black, White, and Red, by Matt Wagner, edited by Diana Schutz (Dark Horse)
Best Graphic Album-New: Superman: Peace on Earth, by Paul Dini and Alex Ross (DC)
Best Graphic Album-Reprint: Batman: The Long Halloween, by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale (DC)
Best Archival Collection: Plastic Man Archives, vol. 1, by Jack Cole (DC)
Best U.S. Edition of Foreign Material: Star Wars: A New Hope--Manga, by Hisao Tamaki (Dark Horse)
Best Writer: Kurt Busiek, Kurt Busiek's Astro City (Homage/WildStorm/Image); Avengers (Marvel)
Best Writer/Artist: Frank Miller, 300 (Dark Horse)
Best Writer/Artist-Humor: Kyle Baker, You Are Here (DC/Vertigo)
Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team: Tim Sale, Superman for All Seasons (DC); Grendel Black, White, and Red #1 (Dark Horse)
Best Painter: Alex Ross, Superman: Peace on Earth (DC)
Best Coloring: Lynn Varley, 300 (Dark Horse)
Best Lettering: Todd Klein, Castle Waiting (Olio); House of Secrets; The Invisibles; The Dreaming, etc. (DC/Vertigo)
Best Cover Artist: Brian Bolland, The Invisibles (DC/Vertigo)
Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition: Brian Michael Bendis, writer/artist (Jinx, Goldfish, Torso)
Best Comics-Related Periodical: The Comics Journal (Fantagraphics)
Best Comics-Related Book: Batman: Animated, by Paul Dini and Chip Kidd (HarperCollins)
Best Comics-Related Product/Item: Sandman Pocketwatch, designed by Kris Ruotolo (DC/Vertigo)
Best Comics-Related Sculpted Figures: Hellboy statue, sculpted by Randy Bowen, produced by Bowen Designs
Best Publication Design: Batman Animated, designed by Chip Kidd (HarperCollins)
Hall of Fame: Murphy Anderson, Jack Cole, L. B. Cole, Bill Finger, Gardner Fox, Mac Raboy, Alex Schomburg, Joe Simon, art spiegelman, Dick Sprang



1998 Eisner Awards

For works published in 1997
Nominating judges: Frank Alison, Steve Bissette, Josh Braun, Eric Kirsammer, Beth Rimmels

Best Short Story: "The Eltingville Comic Book, Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Role-Playing Club In: The Marathon Men," by Evan Dorkin, in Dork! #4 (Slave Labor)
Best Single Issue: Kurt Busiek's Astro City vol. 2 #10: "Show `Em All," by Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson, and Will Blyberg (Jukebox Productions/Homage)
Best Serialized Story: Kurt Busiek's Astro City vol. 2, #4-9: "Confession," by Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson, and Will Blyberg (Jukebox Productions/Homage)
Best Continuing Series: Kurt Busiek's Astro City, by Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson, and Will Blyberg (Jukebox Productions/Homage)
Best Limited Series: Batman: The Long Halloween, by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale (DC)
Best New Series: Castle Waiting, by Linda Medley (Olio)
Best Comics Publication for a Younger Audience: Batman & Robin Adventures, by Ty Templeton, Brandon Kruse, Rick Burchett, and others (DC)
Best Humor Publication: Gon Swimmin', by Masahi Tanaka (Paradox Press)
Best Anthology: Hellboy Christmas Special, edited by Scott Allie (Dark Horse)
Best Graphic Album-New: Batman & Superman Adventures: World's Finest, by Paul Dini, Joe Staton, and Terry Beatty (DC)
Best Graphic Album-Reprint: Sin City: That Yellow Bastard, by Frank Miller (Dark Horse)
Best Archival Collection: Jack Kirby's New Gods, by Jack Kirby (DC)
Best U.S. Edition of Foreign Material: Gon Swimmin', by Masahi Tanaka (Paradox Press)
Best Writer: Garth Ennis, Hitman (DC); Preacher; Unknown Soldier (DC/Vertigo); Blood Mary: Lady Liberty (DC/Helix)
Best Writer/Artist: Mike Mignola, Hellboy: Almost Colossus; Hellboy Christmas Special; Hellboy Jr. Halloween Special (Dark Horse)
Best Writer/Artist-Humor: Jeff Smith, Bone (Cartoon Books)
Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team: P. Craig Russell, Elric: Stormbringer (Dark Horse/Topps); Dr. Strange: What Is It That Disturbs You, Stephen? (Marvel)
Best Painter: Alex Ross, Uncle Sam (DC/Vertigo)
Best Coloring: Chris Ware, The Acme Novelty Library (Fantagraphics)
Best Lettering: Todd Klein, Batman, Batman: Poison Ivy (DC); The Dreaming, House of Secrets, The Invisibles, Uncle Sam (DC/Vertigo); Uncle Scrooge Adventures (Gladstone); Castle Waiting (Olio)
Best Cover Artist: Alex Ross, Kurt Busiek's Astro City (Jukebox Productions/Homage); Uncle Sam (DC/Vertigo)
Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition: Linda Medley (Castle Waiting/Olio)
Best Comics-Related Periodical: The Comics Journal (Fantagraphics)
Best Comics-Related Book: The R. Crumb Coffee Table Art Book, edited by Pete Poplaski (Kitchen Sink)
Best Comics-Related Product: Acme Novelty Library display stand, designed by Chris Ware (Fantagraphics)
Best Publication Design: Kingdom Come deluxe slipcover edition, art director Bob Chapman/DC design director Georg Brewer (DC Comics/Graphitti Designs)
Hall of Fame: Neal Adams, Archie Goodwin, Joe Kubert, Jean "Moebius" Giraud



1997 Eisner Awards

For works published in 1996
Nominating judges: Joe Field, Paul Grant, Janet Hetherington, Tony Isabella, Jesse Leon McCann

Best Short Story: "Heroes," by Archie Goodwin and Gary Gianni, in Batman: Black & White #4 (DC Comics)
Best Single Issue: Kurt Busiek's Astro City, vol. 2, #1: "Welcome to Astro City," by Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson, and Will Blyberg (Jukebox Productions/Homage)
Best Serialized Story: Starman #20-23: "Sand and Stars," by James Robinson, Tony Harris, Guy Davis, and Wade von Grawbadger (DC)
Best Continuing Series: Kurt Busiek's Astro City, by Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson, and Will Blyberg (Jukebox Productions/Homage)
Best Limited Series: Kingdom Come, by Mark Waid and Alex Ross (DC)
Best New Series: Leave It to Chance, James Robinson and Paul Smith (Homage)
Best Title Aimed at a Younger Audience: Leave It to Chance, James Robinson and Paul Smith (Homage)
Best Humor Publication: Sergio Aragonés Destroys DC (DC) and Sergio Aragonés Massacres Marvel (Marvel), by Mark Evanier and Sergio Aragonés
Best Anthology: Batman: Black and White, edited by Mark Chiarello and Scott Peterson (DC)
Best Graphic Album-New: Fax from Sarajevo, by Joe Kubert (Dark Horse Books)
Best Graphic Album-Reprint: Stray Bullets: Innocence of Nihilism, by David Lapham (El Capitán)
Best Archival Collection: Tarzan: The Land That Time Forgot and The Pool of Time, by Russ Manning (Dark Horse)
Best Writer: Alan Moore, From Hell (Kitchen Sink); Supreme (Maximum Press)
Best Writer/Artist-Humor: Don Rosa, Walt Disney's Comics & Stories; Uncle Scrooge (Gladstone)
Best Writer/Artist-Drama: Mike Mignola, Hellboy: Wake the Devil (Dark Horse/Legend)
Best Penciller: Steve Rude, Nexus: Executioner's Song (Dark Horse)
Best Inker: Al Williamson, Spider-Man, Untold Tales of Spider-Man #17-18 (Marvel)
Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team: Charles Vess, Book of Ballads and Sagas (Green Man Press); Sandman #75 (DC/Vertigo)
Best Painter: Alex Ross, Kingdom Come (DC)
Best Coloring: Matt Hollingsworth, Preacher; Death: The Time of Your Life (DC/Vertigo); Dr. Strangefate; Challengers of the Unknown (DC)
Best Lettering: Todd Klein, The Sandman; Death: The Time of Your Life; House of Secrets; The Dreaming (DC/Vertigo); Batman; The Spectre; Kingdom Come (DC)
Best Cover Artist: Alex Ross, Kingdom Come (DC); Kurt Busiek's Astro City (Jukebox Productions/Homage)
Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition: Ricardo Delgado, Age of Reptiles
Best Editor: Dan Raspler, Kingdom Come; Hitman; The Spectre; Sergio Aragonés Destroys the DC Universe (DC)
Best Comics-Related Periodical: The Comics Journal (Fantagraphics)
Best Comics-Related Book: Graphic Storytelling, Will Eisner (Poorhouse Press)
Best Comics-Related Product: Hellboy bust, by Randy Bowen (Bowen Designs)
Best Publication Design: Acme Novelty Library #7, designed by Chris Ware (Fantagraphics)
Hall of Fame: Gil Kane, Charles Schulz, Julius Schwartz, Curt Swan



1996 Eisner Awards

For works published in 1995
Nominating judges: Tom DeHaven, Nancy Ford, Mark Herr, Frank Kurtz, Rory Root

Best Single Issue: Kurt Busiek's Astro City #4: "Safeguards," by Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson (Jukebox Productions/Image)
Best Short Story: "The Eltingville Comic-Book, Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Role-Playing Club in Bring Me the Head of Boba Fett" by Evan Dorkin, in Instant Piano #3 (Dark Horse)
Best Serialized Story: Strangers in Paradise #1-8, by Terry Moore (Abstract Studios)
Best Continuing Series: Acme Novelty Library, by Chris Ware (Fantagraphics)
Best Title for Younger Readers: Batman & Robin Adventures, by Paul Dini, Ty Templeton, and Rick Burchett (DC)
Best Limited Series: Sin City: The Big Fat Kill, by Frank Miller (Dark Horse/Legend)
Best New Series: Kurt Busiek's Astro City, by Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson (Jukebox Productions/Image)
Best Anthology: The Big Book of Conspiracies, edited by Bronwyn Taggart (Paradox Press)
Best Graphic Album-New: Stuck Rubber Baby, by Howard Cruse (Paradox Press)
Best Graphic Album-Reprint: The Tale of One Bad Rat, by Bryan Talbot (Dark Horse)
Best Archival Collection: The Complete Crumb Comics, vol. 11, by R. Crumb (Fantagraphics)
Best Humor Publication: Milk & Cheese #666, by Evan Dorkin (Slave Labor)
Best Writer: Alan Moore, From Hell (Kitchen Sink)
Best Writer/Artist, Drama: David Lapham, Stray Bullets (El Capitán)
Best Writer/Artist, Humor: Sergio Aragonés, Groo (Image)
Best Painter: John Bolton, Batman: Manbat (DC)
Best Penciller/Inker: Geof Darrow, The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot (Dark Horse/Legend)
Best Cover Artist: Alex Ross, Kurt Busiek's Astro City (Jukebox Productions/Image)
Best Coloring: Chris Ware, The Acme Novelty Library (Fantagraphics)
Best Lettering: Stan Sakai, Groo (Image); Usagi Yojimbo (Mirage)
Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition: Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo)
Best Editor (tie): Stuart Moore, Swamp Thing, The Invisibles, Preacher (DC/Vertigo); Bronwyn Taggart, The Big Book of Weirdos, The Big Book of Conspiracies, Brooklyn Dreams, Stuck Rubber Baby (Paradox Press)
Best Comics-Related Publication Periodical: The Comics Journal (Fantagraphics)
Best Comics-Related Publication: Book: Alex Toth, edited by Manuel Auad (Kitchen Sink)
Best Comics-Related Item: Comic strip stamps (U.S. Postal Service)
Best Publication Design: The Acme Novelty Library, designed by Chris Ware (Fantagraphics)
Hall of Fame: Hal Foster, Bob Kane, Winsor McCay, Alex Raymond



1995 Eisner Awards

For works published in 1994
Nominating judges: Carol Denbow, Tom Fassbender, Joyce Greenholdt, Larry Houston, Chris Sturhann

Best Short Story: "The Babe Wore Red," by Frank Miller, in Sin City: The Babe Wore Red and Other Stories (Dark Horse/Legend)
Best Single Issue: Batman Adventures Holiday Special by Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, Ronnie Del Carmen, and others (DC)
Best Serialized Story: "The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck," by Don Rosa, in Uncle Scrooge #285-296 (Gladstone)
Best Continuing Series: Bone, by Jeff Smith (Cartoon Books)
Best Limited Series: Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, by Frank Miller (Dark Horse/Legend)
Best New Series: Too Much Coffee Man, by Shannon Wheeler (Adhesive)
Best Anthology: Big Book of Urban Legends, edited by Andy Helfer (Paradox Press)
Best Graphic Album-New: Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde, vol. 2, by P. Craig Russell (NBM)
Best Graphic Album-Reprint: Hellboy: Seeds of Destruction, by Mike Mignola (Dark Horse)
Best Archival Collection: The Christmas Spirit, by Will Eisner (Kitchen Sink)
Best Humor Publication: Bone, by Jeff Smith (Cartoon Books)
Best Writer: Alan Moore, From Hell (Kitchen Sink)
Best Writer/Artist: Mike Mignola, Hellboy: Seeds of Destruction (Dark Horse/Legend)
Best Writer/Artist-Humor: Jeff Smith, Bone (Cartoon Books)
Best Painter: Jon J. Muth, Mystery Play (DC/Vertigo)
Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team: Dave Gibbons, Martha Washington Goes to War (Dark Horse)
Best Coloring: Angus McKie, Martha Washington Goes to War (Dark Horse)
Best Lettering: Todd Klein, Batman vs. Predator II (DC/Dark Horse); The Demon (DC), Sandman (DC/Vertigo); Uncle Scrooge (Gladstone)
Best Cover Artist: Glenn Fabry, Hellblazer (DC/Vertigo)
Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition: Evan Dorkin, Milk and Cheese, Hectic Planet, Dork, Instant Piano
Best Editor: Karen Berger, Sandman, Sandman Mystery Theatre (DC/Vertigo)
Best Comics-Related Publication: Hero Illustrated (Warrior Publications)
Best Comics-Related Item: Sandman Arabian Nights statue, designed by P. Craig Russell and sculpted by Randy Bowen (DC/Graphitti Designs)
Best Publication Design: The Acme Novelty Library, designed by Chris Ware (Fantagraphics)
Hall of Fame: Frank Frazetta, Walt Kelly



1994 Eisner Awards

For works published in 1993
Nominating judges: Mark Askwith, Mimi Cruz, Michael T. Gilbert, Barry Short, Mark Yturralde

Best Single Issue: Batman Adventures: Mad Love, by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm (DC)
Best Short Story: "The Amazing Colossal Homer," in Simpsons Comics #1, by Steve Vance, Cindy Vance, and Bill Morrison (Bongo)
Best Serialized Story: Bone #8-10: "The Great Cow Race," by Jeff Smith (Cartoon Books)
Best Continuing Series: Bone, by Jeff Smith (Cartoon Books)
Best Finite/Limited Series: Marvels, by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross (Marvel)
Best Anthology: Dark Horse Presents, edited by Randy Stradley (Dark Horse)
Best Graphic Album-New: A Small Killing, by Alan Moore and Oscar Zarate (VG Graphics/Dark Horse)
Best Graphic Album-Reprint: Cerebus: Flight (Mothers and Daughters, Book 1), by Dave Sim and Gerhard (Aardvark-Vanaheim)
Best Archival Collection: Complete Little Nemo in Slumberland, vol. 6, by Winsor McCay (Fantagraphics)
Best Humor Publication: Bone, by Jeff Smith (Cartoon Books)
Best Writer: Neil Gaiman, Sandman (DC/Vertigo); Death: The High Cost of Living (DC/Vertigo)
Best Writer/Artist: Jeff Smith, Bone (Cartoon Books)
Best Painter: Alex Ross, Marvels (Marvel)
Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller-Inker Team: P. Craig Russell, Sandman #50 (DC/Vertigo)
Best Colorist: Steve Oliff and Reuben Rude (Olyoptics), Spawn (Image)
Best Letterer: Todd Klein, The Shadow (Dark Horse); Dark Joker: The Wild (DC); Sandman, The Demon, Jonah Hex: Two-Gun Mojo, Hellblazer (DC/Vertigo)
Best Cover Artist: Brian Bolland, Animal Man (DC/Vertigo); Wonder Woman, Legends of the Dark Knight #50 (DC)
Best Editor (tie): Karen Berger, Sandman, Death: The High Cost of Living (DC/Vertigo) and Mike Carlin, Superman titles (DC)
Best Comics-Related Book: Understanding Comics, by Scott McCloud (Kitchen Sink)
Best Comics-Related Product/Item: Death statue, by Randy Bowen (DC)
Best Publication Design: Marvels, designed by Comicraft (Marvel)
Hall of Fame: Steve Ditko, Stan Lee



1993 Eisner Awards

For works published in 1992
Nominating judges: Brian Hibbs, Rolf Holbach, Beth Holley, Heidi MacDonald, Arlen Schumer

Best Single Issue: Nexus: The Origin by Mike Baron and Steve Rude
Best Short Story: "Two Cities," in Xenozoic Tales #12 by Mark Schultz (Kitchen Sink)
Best Serialized Story: "From Hell" by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell, in Taboo (SpiderBaby Graphix/Tundra)
Best Continuing Series: Sandman by Neil Gaiman and various artists (DC)
Best Finite Series: Grendel: War Child, by Matt Wagner and Patrick McEown (Dark Horse)
Best Anthology: Taboo, edited by Steve Bissette (SpiderBaby Graphix/Tundra)
Best Graphic Album-New: Signal to Noise by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean (VG Graphics/Dark Horse)
Best Graphic Album-Reprint: Sin City by Frank Miller (Dark Horse)
Best Archival Collection: Carl Barks Library album series (Gladstone)
Best Humor Publication: Bone by Jeff Smith (Cartoon Books)
Best Comic Strip Collection: Calvin and Hobbes: Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons by Bill Watterson (Andrews and McMeel)
Best Writer: Neil Gaiman, Miracleman (Eclipse); Sandman (DC)
Best Painter: Dave Dorman, Aliens: Tribes (Dark Horse)
Best Penciller: Steve Rude, Nexus: The Origin (Dark Horse)
Best Penciller/Inker, Black & White Publication: Frank Miller, "Sin City," Dark Horse Presents (Dark Horse)
Best Penciller/Inker, Color Publication: P. Craig Russell, Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde (NBM); Robin 3000; Legends of the Dark Knight: "Hothouse" (DC)
Best Inker: Kevin Nowlan, Batman: Sword of Azrael (DC)
Best Colorist: Steve Oliff/Olyoptics, Legends of the Dark Knight #28-#30, Martian Manhunter: American Secrets (DC); James Bond 007: Serpent's Tooth (Dark Horse); Spawn (Image)
Best Letterer: Todd Klein, Sandman, The Demon (DC)
Best Writer/Artist: Frank Miller, "Sin City," Dark Horse Presents (Dark Horse)
Best Writer/Artist Team: Mike Baron/Steve Rude, Nexus: The Origin (Dark Horse)
Best Cover Artist: Brian Bolland, Animal Man, Wonder Woman (DC)
Best Editor: Archie Goodwin, Legends of the Dark Knight; Batman: Sword of Azrael; Deadman: Exorcism (DC)
Best Comics-Related Periodical: Comics Buyer's Guide, edited by Don and Maggie Thompson (Krause Publications)
Best Publication Design: Sandman: Season of Mists, designed by Dave McKean (DC)
Hall Of Fame: C. C. Beck, William Gaines



1992 Eisner Awards

For works published in 1991
Nominating judges: Jeff Gelb, Rochon Perry, Lynn Peterson, Scott Shaw!, Janet Tait

Best Single Issue or Story: Sandman #22-#28: "Season of Mists," by Neil Gaiman and various artists (DC)
Best Continuing Series: Sandman, by Neil Gaiman and various artists (DC)
Best Finite Series: Concrete: Fragile Creature, by Paul Chadwick (Dark Horse)
Best Anthology: Dark Horse Presents, edited by Randy Stradley (Dark Horse)
Best Graphic Album-New: To the Heart of the Storm, by Will Eisner (Kitchen Sink)
Best Graphic Album-Reprint: Maus II, by Art Spiegelman (Pantheon Books)
Best Humor Publication: Groo the Wanderer, by Mark Evanier and Sergio Aragonés (Marvel/Epic)
Best Comic Strip Collection: Calvin and Hobbes: The Revenge of the Baby-Sat, by Bill Watterson (Andrews and McMeel)
Best Writer: Neil Gaiman, Sandman Books of Magic (DC), Miracleman (Eclipse)
Best Writer/Artist or Writer/Artist Team: Peter David and Dale Keown, The Incredible Hulk (Marvel)
Best Artist: Simon Bisley, Batman: Judgment on Gotham (DC)
Best Inker: Adam Kubert, Batman Versus Predator (DC and Dark Horse)
Best Colorist: Steve Oliff, Legends of the Dark Knight (DC), 2112 (Dark Horse), and Akira (Marvel)
Best Cover Artist: Brian Bolland, Animal Man (DC)
Best Editor: Karen Berger, Sandman, Shade: the Changing Man, Kid Eternity, and Books of Magic (DC)
Best Comics-Related Periodical: Comics Buyer's Guide, edited by Don and Maggie Thompson (Krause)
Best Comics-Related Book: From "Aargh!" to "Zap!": Harvey Kurtzman's Visual History of the Comics, by Harvey Kurtzman, edited by Howard Zimmerman (Prentice Hall Press)
Best Comics-Related Product: Sandman statue, by Randy Bowen (DC)
Hall of Fame: Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel, Wally Wood



1991 Eisner Awards

For works published in 1990

Best Story or Single Issue: Concrete Celebrates Earth Day, by Paul Chadwick, Charles Vess, and Jean "Moebius" Giraud (Dark Horse)
Best Continuing Series: Sandman, by Neil Gaiman and various artists (DC)
Best Black and White Series: Xenozoic Tales, by Mark Schultz (Kitchen Sink)
Best Finite Series: Give Me Liberty, by Frank Miller and Dave Gibbons (Dark Horse)
Best Graphic Album: New: Elektra Lives Again, by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley (Marvel)
Best Graphic Album: Reprint: Sandman: The Doll's House by Neil Gaiman and various artists (DC)
Best Writer: Neil Gaiman, Sandman (DC)
Best Writer/Artist or Writer/Artist Team: Frank Miller and Geof Darrow, Hard Boiled
Best Artist: Steve Rude, Nexus
Best Inker: Al Williamson
Hall of Fame: R. Crumb, Alex Toth



1990 Eisner Awards

Note: No awards were presented in 1990, a transition year when Comic-Con International took over administration of the awards.



1989 Eisner Awards

For works published in 1988

Best Single Issue: Kings In Disguise #1, by James Vance and Dan Burr (Kitchen Sink)
Best Continuing Series: Concrete, by Paul Chadwick (Dark Horse)
Best Black-and-White Series: Concrete, by Paul Chadwick (Dark Horse)
Best Finite Series: Silver Surfer, by Stan Lee and Jean "Moebius" Giraud (Marvel)
Best New Series: Kings In Disguise, by James Vance and Dan Burr (Kitchen Sink)
Best Graphic Album: Batman: The Killing Joke, by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland (DC)
Best Writer: Alan Moore, Batman: The Killing Joke (DC)
Best Writer/Artist: Paul Chadwick, Concrete (Dark Horse)
Best Artist: Brian Bolland, Batman: The Killing Joke (DC)
Best Art Team: Alan Davis and Paul Neary, Excalibur (Marvel)
Hall of Fame: Harvey Kurtzman



1988 Eisner Awards

For works published in 1987

Best Single Issue: Gumby Summer Fun Special #1, by Bob Burden and Art Adams (Comico)
Best Continuing Series: Concrete, by Paul Chadwick (Dark Horse)
Best Black-and-White Series: Concrete, by Paul Chadwick (Dark Horse)
Best Finite Series: Watchmen, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (DC)
Best New Series: Concrete, by Paul Chadwick (Dark Horse)
Best Graphic Album: Watchmen, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (DC)
Best Writer: Alan Moore, Watchmen (DC)
Best Writer/Artist (single or team): Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, Watchmen (DC)
Best Artist: Steve Rude, Nexus (First)
Best Art Team: Steve Rude, Willie Blyberg, and Ken Steacy, Space Ghost Special (Comico)
Hall of Fame: Milton Caniff



1987 Kirby Awards

For works published in 1986

Best Single Issue: Dark Knight #1, by Frank Miller and Klaus Janson (DC)
Best Continuing Series: Swamp Thing, by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette, and John Totleben (DC)
Best Black-and-White Comic: Cerebus, by Dave Sim and Gerhard (Aardvark-Vanaheim)
Best Finite Series: Dark Knight, by Frank Miller and Klaus Janson (DC)
Best New Series: Watchmen, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (DC)
Best Graphic Album: Dark Knight, by Frank Miller and Klaus Janson (DC)
Best Writer: Alan Moore, Watchmen (DC)
Best Writer/Artist (single or team): Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, Watchmen (DC)
Best Artist: Bill Sienkiewicz, Elektra: Assassin (Marvel)
Best Art Team: Frank Miller, Klaus Janson and Lynn Varley, Dark Knight (DC)
Hall of Fame: Carl Barks, Will Eisner, Jack Kirby
Note: In 1988 the Kirby Awards were disbanded and were replaced by two awards programs: the Harveys (named for Harvey Kurtzman) and the Eisners.



1986 Kirby Awards

For works published in 1985

Best Single Issue: Daredevil #227, by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli (Marvel)
Best Continuing Series: Swamp Thing, by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette, and John Totleben (DC)
Best Black-and-White Comic: Love and Rockets, by Jaime Hernandez and Gilbert Hernandez (Fantagraphics)
Best Finite Series: Crisis on Infinite Earths, by Marv Wolfman and George Perez (DC)
Best New Series: Miracleman, by Alan Moore and various artists (Eclipse)
Best Graphic Album: Rocketeer Graphic Album, by Dave Stevens (Eclipse)
Best Writer: Alan Moore, Swamp Thing (DC)
Best Writer/Artist (single or team): Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli, Daredevil (Marvel)
Best Artist: Steve Rude, Nexus (First)
Best Art Team: George Perez and Jerry Ordway, for Crisis on Infinite Earths (DC)



1985 Kirby Awards

For works published in 1984

Best Single Issue: Swamp Thing Annual #2, by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette, and John Totleben (DC)
Best Continuing Series: Swamp Thing, by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette, and John Totleben (DC)
Best Black-and-White Series: Cerebus, by Dave Sim and Gerhard (Aardvark-Vanaheim)
Best Finite Series: Crisis on Infinite Earths, by Marv Wolfman and George Perez (DC)
Best New Series: Zot!, by Scott McCloud (Eclipse)
Best Graphic Album: Beowolf, by Jerry Bingham (First)
Best Writer: Alan Moore, Swamp Thing (DC)
Best Artist: Dave Stevens, Rocketeer (Comico)
Best Art Team: Steve Bissette and John Totleben, Swamp Thing (DC)
Best Cover: Swamp Thing #34, by Steve Bissette and John Totleben (DC)
Best Comics Publication: Comics Buyers Guide (Krause)


 

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