Eisner Awards


Eisner awards are pretty much always books of substance, quality, and brilliant art. I’ve read quite a few of them just by chance, but tracking them would be a fun project. Everything marked in burgundy has been read.

Taken from Wikipedia, “The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, commonly shortened to the Eisner Awards, are prizes given for creative achievement in American comic books, sometimes referred to as the comics industry’s equivalent of the Oscar Awards.[1][2] They are named in honor of the pioneering writer and artist Will Eisner, who was a regular participant in the award ceremony until his death in 2005.[3] The Eisner Awards include the Comic Industry’s Hall of Fame.”

Best Writer

Best Writer/Artist

Best Writer/Artist: Drama

Best Writer/Artist: Humor

Best Writer/Artist: Nonfiction

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (Interior Art)

Best Artist/Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team

Best Art Team

Best Colorist/Coloring

Best Letterer/Lettering

  • 1993 Todd KleinThe SandmanThe Demon (DC)
  • 1994 Todd Klein, Sandman (DC)
  • 1995 Todd Klein, Batman versus Predator II (DC/Dark Horse); The Demon (DC), Sandman (DC/Vertigo); Uncle Scrooge (Gladstone)
  • 1996 Stan SakaiGroo (Image); Usagi Yojimbo (Mirage)
  • 1997 Todd Klein, SandmanDeath: The Time of Your LifeHouse of SecretsThe Dreaming (DC/Vertigo); BatmanThe SpectreKingdom Come (DC)
  • 1998 Todd Klein, BatmanBatman: Poison Ivy (DC); The DreamingHouse of SecretsThe InvisiblesUncle Sam (DC/Vertigo); Uncle Scrooge Adventures (Gladstone); Castle Waiting (Olio)
  • 1999 Todd Klein, Castle Waiting (Olio)House of SecretsThe InvisiblesThe Dreaming (DC/Vertigo)
  • 2000 Todd Klein, PrometheaTom StrongTomorrow StoriesTop 10 (ABC); The DreamingGifts of the NightThe InvisiblesSandman Presents: Lucifer (DC/Vertigo)
  • 2001 Todd Klein, PrometheaTom StrongTomorrow StoriesTop 10 (ABC); The InvisiblesThe Dreaming (DC/Vertigo); Castle Waiting (Cartoon Books)
  • 2002 Todd Klein, PrometheaTom StrongTomorrow StoriesTop 10Greyshirt (ABC); Sandman Presents: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Dreams But Were Afraid to Ask(DC/Vertigo); Detective ComicsThe Dark Knight Strikes Again (DC); Castle Waiting (Olio); Universe X (Marvel)
  • 2003 Todd Klein, Dark Knight Strikes AgainDetective ComicsWonder Woman: The Hiketeia (DC); FablesHuman Target: Final Cut (DC/Vertigo); PrometheaTom Strong (ABC); Castle Waiting (Olio)
  • 2004 Todd Klein, Detective Comics( DC); FablesSandman: Endless Nights (Vertigo/DC); Tom StrongPromethea (ABC); Marvel 1602 (Marvel)
  • 2005 Todd Klein, PrometheaTom StrongTom Strong’s Terrific Tales (ABC); Wonder Woman (DC); Books of Magick: Life During WartimeFablesWE3 (Vertigo/DC); Creatures of the Night(Dark Horse)
  • 2006 Todd Klein, Wonder WomanJustice, Seven Soldiers #0 (DC); Desolation Jones (Wildstorm/DC); PrometheaTomorrow Stores SpecialTop 10: The 49ers (ABC); Fables (Vertigo)1602: New World (Marvel)
  • 2007 Todd Klein, FablesJack of FablesFables: 1001 Nights of SnowfallPride of BaghdadTestament (Vertigo/DC); 1602: Fantastick FourEternals (Marvel); Lost Girls (Top Shelf)
  • 2008 Todd Klein, JusticeSimon Dark (DC); FablesJack of FablesCrossing Midnight (Vertigo/DC); League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier (WildStorm/DC); Nexus (Rude Dude)
  • 2009 Chris WareAcme Novelty Library #19 (Acme)
  • 2010 David MazzucchelliAsterios Polyp (Pantheon)
  • 2011 Todd Klein
  • 2012 Stan SakaiUsagi Yojimbo (Dark Horse)
  • 2013 Chris Ware, Building Stories (Pantheon)
  • 2014 Darwyn Cooke, Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground (IDW)
  • 2015 Stan SakaiUsagi Yojimbo: SensoUsagi Yojimbo Color Special: The Artist (Dark Horse)
  • 2016 Derf BackderfTrashed (Abrams)
  • 2017 Todd Klein, Clean RoomDark NightLucifer (Vertigo/DC); Black Hammer (Dark Horse)
  • 2018 Stan SakaiUsagi Yojimbo, Groo: Slay of the Gods (Dark Horse)

Best Cover Artist

Best Single Issue/Single Story

Best Single Issue/One-Shot[edit]

Best Short Story[edit]

Best Serialized Story[edit]

Best Black-and-White Series[edit]

  • 1988 Concrete, by Paul Chadwick (Dark Horse)
  • 1989 Concrete, by Paul Chadwick (Dark Horse)
  • 1991 Xenozoic Tales, by Mark Schultz (Kitchen Sink)

Best Continuing Series[edit]

Best Finite Series/Limited Series[edit]

Best Limited Series or Story Arc[edit]

Best New Series[edit]

Best Title for Younger Readers/Best Comics Publication for a Younger Audience[edit]

Best Publication for Kids[edit]